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Historical Buildings

The “Spedale” in Altopascio

In the Middle Ages, it was a hospice renowned throughout Europe

Piazza Ospitalieri in Altopascio
Piazza Ospitalieri in Altopascio - Credit: Sailko
The city of bread, a delightful village along Via Francigena.
Altopascio, a town that has been well-known by any pilgrim who travels along the Via Francigena for centuries, is a small town that, curiously, happens to be famous for its bread. It’s actually renowned as the city of bread as it’s been able to maintain its traditional cereal production over the centuries. Altopascio is now an important municipality in the Lucca Area. ...
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