The central Piazza Marsilio Ficino, which was designed as a traditional market square and is named after the famous humanist, is the perfect place to start your visit to Figline. From here you can easily reach the thirteenth-century collegiate church of Santa Maria, which has a rich museum of sacred art containing paintings, sacred furnishings, vestments and illuminated manuscripts. A late sixteenth century panel of the Martyrdom of St. Lawrence, which has been attributed to Cigoli, is particularly noteworthy.
The harmonious Palazzo Pretorio, a fifteenth-century building enriched by a crenellated tower and various coats of arms on the façade, is also nearby. Inside are an ancient bell from 1384 and a glazed terracotta by Benedetto Buglioni. Outside the palace you can see the loggia of the church attached to the convent of San Francesco, with its two-tone façade and frescoed lunettes.
Even if you move away from the centre, superb landmarks are still easily within reach. Travelling back in time to ancient trades and ways of life, you’ll find yourself in Gaville's Museum of Peasant Civilisation. More like a house than a museum, you’ll be able to rediscover old lifestyles indicative of local rural culture.
You can visit Petrarch’s House in Incisa, where the great poet lived until the age of seven. The house, situated in the upper part of the village, plays host to temporary and permanent exhibitions. The church of San Cosma and San Damiano is also well worth a visit. The building, which has been around since the early fourteenth century, was later equipped with an imposing portico for pilgrims and underwent a remodelling in the eighteenth century, during which a beautiful choir and a carved and gilded organ loft were added.