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San Leonardo in Treponzio

The fraction of San Leonardo is located in a central position in the area of Compitese. In the village, is to be noted the presence of the ancient romanic church, once hospital and shelter for wayfarer, and of the other church, dated 1800. As an evidence of the agricoltural vocation of the village, we also find the "Exposition of Rural Tools" that shows sets of old tools, machineries and equipments. Source: Capannori...

Verciano

Verciano is a plane fraction of the territory and it is characterized by the presence of rural buildings with "mandolate" and courts. It is to notice the presence of the pedestrian path of the Nottolini acqueduct and of the parish church of Saint Stephen and Vincenzo. Source: Capannori Terra di Toscana...

San Ginese di Compito

San Ginese di Compito is a little parish in a dominant position on the hill. We highlight the presence of the church, dated 1800, dedicated to Saint Alexander the Pope and to Saint Ginese the Martyr. Source: Capannori Terra di Toscana...

San Giusto di Compito

San Giusto di Compito is a green fraction on the hills in the south of Capannori. The parish church has ancient origins (XIII century) and it is dedicated to Saint Giusto. It is relevant the presence of a characteristic street called "via del Pergolone", a narrow passage skirted by the typical fortified stone walls that leads to the church. Source: Capannori Terra di Toscana...

Bientina

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...

Badia di Cantignano

Badia di Cantignano is located in the south part of the municipality of Capannori. It is interesting to highlight the church dedicated to Saint Bartholomew Apostle, dated IX century. Near the church we find the ancient Palazzo delle Centro Finestre (Palace of Hundred Windows): it was a monastery of the Benedectine's order, originally built on the ruins of a roman villa. Of interest are also some "marginette" (little kiosks containing sacred images)...

Castelvecchio di Compito

The fortified town of Castelvecchio is located on the edges of Compitese and Pisa, in a strategic position. Like Ruota, it was one of the scenaries of the wars for the possession of the area between Pisa and Lucca. From here and, for examples, from the little hills of Calvario, people can enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the valley. The church of Saint Andrew and its bell tower offer an important...

Coselli

It is a green fraction at the foot of the hills, where we can find a church of the XVIII century, dedicated to Saint Lucy. Near the church there is the ancient Villa Bernardini Federico, characterized by four imposing towers. Source: Capannori Terra di Toscana...

Molina di Quosa

This village is named after the mills that rose along the shores of the river Quosa. Here a panoramic road, called "road of the four winds", leads to the Lucca side of the mountains....

Guamo

The fraction of Guamo is located in the south area of the municipality, at the foot of Monti Pisani. Today it is a modern industrial and commercial area. There are still evidences of the ancient church of Saint Michael. The acqueduct of Lorenzo Nottolini rises from the area called "Parole d'Oro" (Golden Words) and reaches the gates of the city of Lucca. Important to mention is also the presence of the quarry of...

Vecchiano

Vecchiano is located on the right shore of the Serchio. In the wake of the Pisan domination it fell to Florence and reclamation works began in a bid to promote the development of agriculture and to control the water. There is little remaining evidence of the medieval period. Some signs visible today are the remains of a wall and the former hermitage Church of Santa Maria in Castello that once dominated the town,...

Marlia

La frazione di Marlia si trova nella parte centrale del Comune di Capannori. L'antica Pieve romanica dedicata a Santa Maria Assunta più volte restaurata è accompagnata da una torre campanaria imponente. Nelle vicinanze è degna di nota la Chiesetta di epoca longobarda di San Martino in Ducentola e il "Percorso vita" presso la Casa Anziani Dona Alberto Gori. Parte da Marlia la strada che sale verso le Pizzorne, ai lati della...

Avane

Sailing up the river Serchio and after a high medieval tower there is Avane, the name of which testifies to its Etruscan origin. The church of the village contains a beautiful tombstone of a soldier died in battle, which probably dates back to the 13th century. As the historian Giuseppe Caciagli quotes, this work is very interesting for its mysterious bas-relief that highlights the stregth and the solemmity of the soldier, wearing...

Massa Macinaia

The town of Massa Macinaia, in the south of Capannori, is characterized by the presence of important water springs and, thus, of the so-called Street of the Water. In the village we find the typical stoned walls and an old mill with its huge millstone moved by the strenght of water. This is an evidence of the importance of the watery element. In the proximity, along the street that leads to Parezzana,...

Marina di Pisa

The Viale D’Annunzio, the road that skirts the left bank of the Arno, leads from Pisa to Marina di Pisa, originally founded as a seaside resort in the latter half of the 19th century, even though the area had previously been inhabited by fishermen. Marina di Pisa is set in wonderful scenery: the curved shoreline of San Rossore Estate and the outline of the Apuan Alps, with the horizon that seems to dive right...

Pieve di Compito

The village of Pieve di Compito is, along with Sant'Andrea di Compito, one of the "Villages of the Camellias" and thus is a recommended halting-place in the paths of the camellias. The village, located on the slopes of Monti Pisani, has two churches: the main and most ancient one is the Pieve of Saint John the Baptist, on the hill. The other one is Saint Martin in Palaiola, situated near the...

Tirrenia

The modern and elegant resort of Tirrenia is set in a vast Mediterranean pine forest, only a few kilometres from Pisa, at the centre of the Tuscan coast. The town boasts wide, well-equipped sandy beaches and numerous high-standard accommodation and leisure facilities. The wide stretch of beach is mostly occupied by bathing establishments but there are also short stretches of free beach that are perfect for sunbathing and enjoying the clear, blue sea. A wide...

Calambrone

Calambrone is located on the Tyrrhenian coast between Tirrenia and Livorno, in an area that in the Middle Ages was occupied by the Pisan Port, the great maritime stopover of the Maritime Republic of Pisa. The foundation of Calambrone dates back to the 1930s, when numerous Art Nouveau and modernist summer camp facilities were built behind the sand dunes that characterize this stretch of coast. Today Calambrone is at the centre of a major redevelopment project...

Vicopisano

The medieval hamlet of Vicopisano is set in the environmental and natural setting of the Monti Pisani, onto which a large part of its territory stretches. Vico held a decisive role as a frontier castle during the war between Pisa, Lucca and Florence as a result of its strategic positioning. In contrast to the other castles in the area, whose military defences were destroyed by the Florentines, its castle was fortified...

Caprona

 La torre chiamata comunemente "Torretta" si trova sulla sommità di uno sperone roccioso, in una posizione altamente suggestiva che domina le pendici del monte Pisano. Oggi è in completo stato di abbandono e necessiterebbe di un'opera di messa in sicurezza. Vi si trova inoltre la pieve di Santa Giulia, menzionata per la prima volta nel 1096. Tra la fine del XII e gli inizi del XIII secolo vi fu aggiunto il...

Porto di Pisa

A brand-new marina with 354 berths is situated at the mouth of the Arno, locally known as “Boccadarno”....

Colle di Compito

Colle di Compito is located in the south area of Capannori. Surrounded by the green hills of Compitese, Colle di Compito is famous for the landscape framed by olive trees and for its church of Saint Mary of the Assumption, built on a former romanic building. Source: Capannori Terra di Toscana...

San Giuliano Terme

The name San Giuliano Terme has always been associated with its thermal baths and oligomineral waters, whose properties were already valued in the Roman period. The thermal springs enjoyed their shining moment in the 19th century, when the "Bagni di Pisa" became a favourite of European nobility and important figures in the literary world such as Montaigne, Alfieri, Byron and Shelley. Today the waters of San Giuliano are ideal for fighting respiratory illnesses...

Arena Metato

Formata dai due centri abitati di Arena e Metato, anticamente sede di un castello, il borgo di Arena Metato è attestato nei documenti dal VIII secolo come area di possedimento longobardo e, tre secoli più tardi, proprietà dei monaci di Sant'Antimo della Val d'Orcia. In epoca comunale furono in nobili pisani ad acquistare in quantità i terreni della zona. Da visitare è la Villa Medicea. Fonte: PisaUnicaTerra...

Agnano

It is an ancient medieval village that boasts a very important church from a historical and artistic point of view: the Church of San Gerolamo.The archibishop Scarlatti had it built in the mid-14th century, together with a convent, which was erected on the foundations of an ancient castle. The church dedicated to San Jacopo contains a very beautiful polyptych of a "Madonna Enthroned with Child and four Saints" by Cecco...

Buti

Believed to be of Roman origin, Buti lies on the eastern slopes of the Monte Pisano, on the banks of the Rio Magno. The municipality includes the villages of Buti, La Croce and Cascine, all joined by the road that runs alongside the Rio Magno. In addition to the Villa Medicea, places of interest include Castel Tonini - the castle overlooking the town - the Romanesque Church of San Francesco and the Church of Ascensione,...

Calci

Calci is located a few kilometres from Pisa, at the foot of the Monte Pisano and the centre of Valgraziosa. The valley looks rather like an amphitheatre and Calci is composed of the collection of hamlets that lie on its slopes. Today Calci is a farming centre gathered around the Church of SS. Giovanni ed Ermolao and, while the lower part is surrounded by terraced olive groves, the upper part is...

Ruota

Ruota è un antico borgo di origine medievale, feudo della famiglia Da Fotori, nel XIV sec. compariva già tra i castelli fedeli a Lucca nelle guerre contro la vicina Pisa. Ruota è una piccola frazione del comune di Capannori in provincia di Lucca, sulla strada che porta in cima al Monte Serra. Storia Avamposto di confine, il paese con le sue fortificazioni fù spesso al centro delle contese tra la Repubblica Lucchese e...

San Giovanni alla Vena

Along the so called road of the mills, before reaching San Giovanni alla Vena, stand the Castellare: it is an ancient castle (at an altitude of 168 metres) which was built to assure the control of the right bank of the Arno river. The only building still existing today ia a chapel, the oratory of Santa Croce, named after a very ancient painted cross, recently restored. Source: PisaUnicaTerra...

San Martino a Ulmiano

La frazione di San Martino a Ulmiano è situata nella valle del Serchio. La frazione di Ulmiano è ricordata come corte nel 780 in quanto signoria dei tre fratelli pisani che fondarono l'originaria abbazia di San Savino. Menzionata nuovamente nel 1155, rientrava nel piviere di Rigoli, come attestato in alcuni documenti del monastero di San Michele in Borgo e dell'Opera della Primaziale Pisana, ora conservati presso l'Archivio di Stato di Firenze. San...