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Places of worship

The Parish Church of Santo Stefano a Castiglioni

A medieval church in the lush greenery of the Val di Sieve

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Località Castiglioni, 61

Just beyond the residential area of Rufina you’ll find the Parish Church of Santo Stefano a Castiglioni, an architectural complex formed of several buildings including a church and belltower. Religious documents from the Middle Ages testify to the existence of the church which was restructured in 1926, eliminating the Baroque additions and returning the church to its Romanesque origins.

The entrance door, central “eye” window, and upper part of the belltower were all reconstructed.The interior of the church is divided into three naves covered with a trussed ceiling. The building ends in a tribune with three apses, an architectural form that is unusual in Florentine churches.

A village renowned for its food and wine culture and its rich history
Rows of vines guide your gaze down the hill as you admire the landscape around Rufina. Interrupting this ordered view, also dotted with olive trees, are fields upon fields, boasting all the magic that breathes life to the grain that grows here, changing colours week after week. ...