The piazza Matteotti in the centre of town is particularly charming and surrounded by the austere Vettori and Vettori-Tommasi palaces. The Logge del Grano, with five spans topped by round arches in pietra serena and covered by an old roof, dominates the square. The 16th-century Chapel of the Visitation is on one side; inside, paintings depict the Immaculate crowning of the Saints of Titus (1580) alongside Virgin with Child and Saints (around 1600) by Giovan Francesco Guerrieri.
Next to the Logge is the former mayoral and council seat, used now as a library. Strongly connected to Strada’s history is the “Collegio”, a mighty 18th century structure in the panoramic part of the town immediately above the centre; previously used as a seminary by the Jesuits, then by the Salesians and finally by Fiesole’s diocese. Currently it’s partly used as a public residence.