Did you know that in Tuscany there is a “village of love”? Located in the hills between Arezzo and Siena, Lucignano is a small, walled medieval town, whose museum holds the only example in the world of a tree-shaped reliquary: the Golden Tree.
Also known as the Tree of Love, it’s a sculpture in gilded copper and silver, over two meters high and shaped like a tree, with golden leaves, crystals and corals falling from twelve branches. On the branches there are sprigs of coral, representing the blood of Christ.
Tradition has it that in front of this masterpiece by a goldsmith, couples used to exchange vows of eternal love.