Pontedera is a harmonious town located in the Terre di Pisa area near the confluence of the Era with the Arno river. Traces of ancient settlements have been found around the city: from the Neolithic to the medieval period. In the Middle Ages, the castle was then built and the bridge over the Era was fortified, giving the city its name.
Pontedera is connected to the Vespa, an international symbol of Made in Italy. Even today, in many international films it symbolizes the Italian Dolcevita.
The city has also recently rediscovered itself as a hotbed of contemporary art, with numerous exhibitions and open-air installations.
An example of the latter is the colorful wall by Enrico Baj, one of the largest mosaics in Italy, created in 2006.
This pleasant splash of color is the last work created by the artist, who proved to be one of the greatest exponents of Italian art in the last century.