Various important figures are tied to Foiano della Chiano, especially skilled artists who fortunately left important artworks in this area. The town’s churches are particularly surprising; although some may be simple on the outside, inside are concealed incredible surprises. The Church of Sant’Eufemia is home to the brilliant Madonnas made by the Della Robbia workshop, who also made works for the churches of San Francesco and San Michele Arcangelo (also known as San Domenico), in which a fresco dedicated to the Adoration of the Magi has recently been restored. There is also a heavy emphasis on painting here: just head to the Collegiate Church of San Martino, where you can see the impressive depiction of the Coronation of the Virgin by Luca Signorelli and a painting by Pomarancio.
Piazza Cavour is the highest point in the town and is therefore known to the locals as “Piazz’Alta”. It’s reached by climbing some stairs that pass under the distinctive Civic Tower’s arch. Right in the heart of the piazza is the Palazzo delle Logge, a 16th century Medici hunting lodge which is now home to the Municipal Library, as well as the Palazzo Pretorio (the historic residence of the Podestà which today acts as the Municipality of Foiano’s headquarters).