San Giovanni Valdarno

Lo Scheggia and Mariotto di Cristofano in Valdarno

An itinerary in San Giovanni Valdarno

Having left San Giovanni Valdarno the itinerary leads on towards Castelfranco di Sopra to the Vallombrosian Abbey of Soffena, following one of the most characteristic roads of the Arezzo Valdarno, the Provincial Road No.1, commonly known as the "Strada dei Setteponti", or the Seven Bridges Road.

The building, laid out in the form of a Greek cross and dating to the 14
th century houses a precious Annunciation by Giovanni di Ser Giovanni, known as Lo Scheggia, and a Madonna and Child enthroned between St. Lazarus and St. Michael Archangel by Mariotto di Cristofano, as well as frescoes by Bicci di Lorenzo, Liberato da Rieti and Paolo Schiavo.

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The territory of the Valdarno is singular and picturesque and begins from the point at which, near Arezzo, the river changes direction and heads north. ...
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