Category: History, Art and Culture

Montebenichi

Montebenichi was originally a fortress built in the first half of the 12th century, it is assumed that at the origin there was a Lombard settlement, as it would be to demonstrate the discovery...

Bellosguardo cycling circuit

The Bellosguardo cycling circuit in Cavriglia was the first to be equipped with a lighting system. Divided between two routes, one of which is completely flat, the plant will be entrusted to Olimpia Valdarnese....

San Cipriano Lake

The dam of San Cipriano is owned by Enel (Ente Nazionale per l’Energia Elettrica),and it was built in the early 1950s  specifically to collect some waterways. Its only function is to bring water to...

Montedominici

Two are the assumptions of the name attributed to the fort of Montedominici: from the family owner or the Latin name “Mons Dominicus” i.e. “Mount of the Lord” otherwise called “Place of the master”....

Sant’Andrea Abbey

The abbey of Sant’Andrea It’s a church which is located just outside the Centre, along the road that leads to San Clemente, in the municipality of Loro Ciuffenna, Arezzo. Already existed in the 11th...

Castiglion Alberti

The village of Castiglione Alberti, attested in the ancient documents of the 14th century as “Castiglione Albertorum”, was founded in 900 by the powerful family of the Ubertini and was still in their possession...

Castel Leone

The “castel leone” was already a Castle in the 11th century. The Pergine Castle, first mentioned in a document dated 1056, originally belonged to the Abbey of Prataglia,then during the 12th century under the...

Montozzi Castle

Montozzi has been known since the 13th century when it was owned by the counts Umbertini of Arezzo. The first half of the XIV century the castle was considered the most prominent Ghibelline outpost against Florence,...

Montebenichi Giant Olivo

 In Montebenichi, we can find a special giant olive tree named by the CNR “Olivone“, so unique in the world, and affectionately called “Noccolo “by the owner of the land. To visit what remains of the “Olivone,...