The Enrico Caruso Museum, the first exhibition in Italy dedicated to the life and art of the Neapolitan tenor, is housed in the wonderful Villa Bellosguardo in which Caruso lived along with his muse Ada Giachetti, and his children.
The collection is made up of objects of a personal nature, such as letters, photographs, postcards, and props from his performances around the world.
For the pilgrims of the Via Francigena, the Hospice of Sant’Antonio in Lastra was built. According to tradition, it was the work of the great Brunelleschi. There is no certainty about this, but the loggia is undoubtedly magnificent, with its seven arches serving as a shelter for nomads and the needy.
Local legends abound in this area of Tuscany. There’s a place where history and myth intertwine, known as the Masso della Gonfolina, an enormous rock protected by magical beings like fairies, who have made this place sacred and resistant to every type of threat over the centuries, whether it be the tools of local stone carvers or the more destructive mines of the German army during World War II.