sign in for free to It's Tuscany, discover the beautiful territories of Tuscany, its products and its typical
Private entity
 Subscribe to the newsletter to receive offers on products and news from the territories
By submitting this form you agree to the processing of the personal data above, for the function of the requested service, the data will be protected according to the Decree n 196 of 30 June 2003 Legislative Decree No. 196 of 30/06/2003
 * By ticking the box you agree to  Terms and coditions  of It's Tuscany


Lastra a Signa

Share:  Send via email Share on facebook Share on twitter share on WhatsApp


The territory of Lastra a Signa low-lying areas with mountainous landscapes alternates. In the area of s. Ilario, there are many limestones and clays that characterize the terrain. The monte Albano and Artimino consist of layers of sandstone and alluvial plains and river deposited materials . Area rich in springs, lakes and tributaries of the River Arno, sprinkles here and there by small forests and villas from the Renaissance as Villa Bellosguardo. The latter surrounded by a large Parco di Villa Bellosguardo  enchanted the tenor Enrico Caruso who acquired in 1905. In his honor was established the first museum on the figure of the Neapolitan tenor.

The municipality of slab includes numerous villages to be discovered as Brucianesi, Calcinaia, Carcheri, Ginestra Fiorentina, Malmantile, Marliano and Vigliano. There is also the ancient gate of Baccio, the Hospital of Sant'Antonio and the Palazzo del Podestà.



The ancient name of Lastra a Signa was Lastra a Gangalandi: many sandstone quarries explain the first part of the name of the country; While Gangalandi is the family of feudal lords who ruled this area in the 12th century.

The first evidence on Lastra a Signa date back to 1260 with quotes on Saint Martin's Church; was Florence to mark history by suppressing the local feudal lords. During the 1300, under the rule of the Medici was built the square shaped irregular walls that protected slab, which became the County of Florence and followed step by step the story.



Among the many festivals and events there is a which is now in its 237° Edition, theancient fair of Lastra a Signa, a festival which takes place in August and sees the ancient tradition to bless the horse, but also farmers ' markets parades antiques, fine dining and entertainment


Typical products

In Lastra a Signa the best tuscan tradition meets the originality of the kitchen. Among the most common products are wine, olive oil, saffron. There is also one of the very few breeding snails that exist in Italy.


Photo Credits []



Events Events
News News
Stores Stores
Company Company
Operators Operators
Hotels Hotels
Restaurants Restaurants
Filter by category: 
 5 Km
 10 Km
 15 Km
 20 Km