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Ponte Buggianese

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A VILLAGE BUILT ALONG THE CASSIA MINOR

Ponte Buggianese lies in Valdinievole South. The territory includes the Fucecchio marshes, marshy area, and several streams. The area is flat and widely cultivated both with cereal crops that nurseries.

Ponte Buggianese was once a swamp and was populated after the reclamation. A first record where is mentioned the community dates back to 1500.

Among the most significant historic buildings is the "Chiesa di San Michele arcangelo and Marco evangelista". The Church preserves frescoes by Pietro Annigoni, painter well known in Tuscany that operated in Buggiano in 80 years of the 20th century.

The marsh of Fucecchio is an area of great natural interest. The area is not much from the historic center and extends for several thousand hectares. Is the largest swamp in Italy and is populated by a wide variety of plant and animal species, for this reason it is protected area. This is also a very strong tourist attraction, the Marshes are a favorite destination for birdwatchers and boat trips.

 

Traditions and typical products

As the entire Valdinievole also Ponte Buggianese is characterized by a gastronomic translation linked to products of the mountain. Chestnuts and wild berries are used to make traditional desserts.

 

Photo Credits [comune.ponte-buggianese.pt.it]

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