Laterina

Laterina is a small town of about 3,500 inhabitants located along the Via Vecchia Aretina halfway between protected areas of hinges and Buriano Bridge ; the old village built on a plateau is enclosed inside a castle still well preserved and inhabited.
The castle dates back to the fifteenth century Laterina, when the terror of the year one thousand and the barbarian invasions pushed the populations settled in the plains near the Arno in designing new buildings in the hills away from unexpected adverse.
Watch towers and the walls made of Laterina a house of considerable importance due to its geographic position as a middle ground between nearby Arezzo and the powerful Florence.
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Under the castle walls are large parking lots and once they leave the car, you can easily reach Piazza della Repubblica, by steps. On this square stands the church of SS. Ippolito and Cassiano, reconstructed in this century after the destruction caused by the earthquake of 1919. At his side we see the building that was home to the vicarage that retains many coats of arms of the facade and traces of frescoes on the ground floor. The palace clock, located in front of the church, was instead the town hall until the nineteenth century

 

Corso Italia  is the main street of the village and connects Porta Fiorentina with Rocca. In that way, as well as some buildings of great architectural interest is also the oratory of the Company of St. Blaise. Do not forget a walk along the ancient castle walls, from which you can enjoy a splendid view of the underlying valley. Arriving at the public park located outside Porta Fiorentina, playing his gaze to the Pratomagno, you can see the distinctive landscape formed by the Balze of Valdarno.

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