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A visit to Peccioli

In Era Valley, Events on June 18, 2009 by lamiatoscanablog Tagged: , , ,

Peccioli is located on a hill with breathtaking views over the Era valley. The local economy is mainly based on cattle breeding, winegrowing, apparel and furniture industries. The name of the village probably derives from the Latin word “picea” that means “wild pine”. The medieval castle town Peccioli was once under the rule of the Counts of Gherardesca. In the twelfth century, the Counts of Gherardesca made the castle available to the Bishop of Volterra during the fight against the expansion of Pisa.

Of unique interest is the prehistoric park of Peccioli, which is located in Vai dei Cappuccini. It is open from 9:00 am till sunset. The entrance fee for adults is 4 euros and for children 3 euros.

Among the other attractions are the many churches such as the Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, Oratorio della Santissima Annunziata a Ghizzano, Cappella di Santa Caterina, Chiesa della Madonna del Carmine and Pieve di San Verano.

Among the many events that take place in Peccioli during the whole year is especially the feast of St. Columbanus, that takes place annually on September 29, and September 30th. The festival includes a procession in honor of the saint,  good food and first class wines of local production. Our proposals to spend the night:

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