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1 Feb


Bientina, an artisan’s village by its very nature, sits on the slopes of the Monti Pisani.

Although it has lost its medieval appearance and taken on a somewhat commercial air, Bientina offers sights such as the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, containing the preserved remains of Saint Valentine, the Museum of Religious Art, the Etruscan Museum and the Church of San Girolamo, housing a permanent exhibition on the early history of the land of Bientina. Exhibits include artefacts from the Proto-Etruscan and Etruscan-Roman periods that were discovered in the Padule di Bientina during the 1953 and 1957 archaeological digs.

The Bosco Tanali (Tanali Woods), lying to the west of the Padule di Bientina at the foot of the Monti Pisani, is a site of considerable naturalist interest. The woods cover around 153 hectares, stretching out to the edges of the former lake bed. The area encompasses a wide variety of environments of great naturalist significance: periodically flooded wetlands, marshes, river woodlands, groves of reeds and small ponds; environments that are important to the lives of a great number of plant and animal species.

Craftsmanship still constitutes an important resource for the town. A traditional antiques market is held in the Piazza dei Borghi on the fourth Saturday and Sunday of every month.

Source: PisaUnicaTerra