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



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


Pontassieve means "bridge over the river Sieve" and is the main town of the homonymous Valley. The town stretches along the banks of the river Sieve, East of Florence.  The land surrounding the town are intended largely to the cultivation of olive trees and vines. Several wineries are located here, including the famous company Ruffino and Frescobaldi.

Just outside the town, surrounded by vineyards and cypress trees, stands the Castello di Torre a Decima (1399). Near the fortress stands a small Chapel, built in honor of Saint Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi. The Santuario Madonna del Sasso stands on Monte Giovi to 565 m above sea level and dominates the whole Val di Sieve. It was built in 1490 in Florentine style.



The art of stuffing the fiasco was a craft in the area. At one time, the so-called fiascaie met in small groups and covered with straw the flasks designed to contain the wine.


Typical products

In Pontassieve, every year between May and June, comes to life Toscanello d'Oro. For almost fifty years is possible, thanks to this event, see the farms scattered on the territory. During these festive days you can participate in the many wine and food initiatives that include wine tasting, oil and typical products of Tuscan cuisine. Pontassieve is also famous for the cultivation of saffron.


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