Peccioli Countryside
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The Medieval town of Peccioli towers over the Valdera region

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The Medieval town of Peccioli towers over the Valdera region between Volterra and Pisa. The town has a typically Medieval layout with narrow streets and central piazza which is home to the Romanesque church of San Verano. This church houses an important painting of San Niccolò and has a XIX century bell tower built by the architect Bellincioni.The surrounding countryside is typically Tuscan and has many small churches (Cedri, Ghizzano, Fabbrica, Montecchio, Libbiano and Legoli).

Peccioli is on the ‘Strada del Vino’ (the ‘Wine Route’) and there are many places for visitors to taste locally produced wines. Those more interested in culture shouldn’t miss the Museo di Icone Russe ‘Francesco Bigazzi’ (the ‘Francesco Bigazzi’ Museum of Russian Icons) housed in Palazzo Pretorio in the centre of town. Visitors who are keen on science and astrology should see the Osservatorio Astronomico Galileo Galilei (the Galileo Galilei Astronomical Observatory). 


A trip through a land rich in natural beauty
As with the river Era, the Valdera valley begins at the foot of the Volterra hills and runs to the town of Pontedera. ...