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Valdera is an enchanting hilly area of Tuscany, characterized by the presence of medieval towns and rich history, appreciated for its natural beauty and cultural attractions spread across the entire area.

 

THE GREEN OF THE TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE

Valdera inextricably linked to its past the middle ages that determined its distinctive mark. The presence of numerous medieval villages that tell its history through many castles scattered throughout are certainly evidence of the cultural richness of this place. Traditionally known for the fertility of its soils, Valdera keeps inside diversified cultures of beech woods, vineyards and olive groves that make up a colorful mosaic.

 

SUBURBS AND MEDIEVAL COSTUMES

The villages filled with ancient castles, medieval charm and impressiveness example are linked to each other by avenues of cypresses that enhance the scenic paths and supporting link inland.

Other points of interest include:

  • The Castello dei Vicari, imposing example of medieval tradition located in the village of Lari, which houses inside many frescoes and sculptures like the Madonna and child of the famous Andrea della Robbia.

The Museo del Legno, can be visited in Ponsacco and where you can rediscover a whole and age-old Tuscan artisan culture.

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Traditions and Typical produkte

The typical product of Valdera is definitely the IGP Tuscan olive oil sub-zone "Pisan mountains", present in multiple variations and whose flavor varies depending on the ripeness of the olives. Of absolute value, there is the fine wine Chianti Colline Pisane DOCG, a Sangiovese, ideal for meat and Tuscan dishes with the possibility to taste it in the many wine bars rustic countryside.

 

Municipalities

The municipalities that make up the territory are: Bientina, Buti, Calcinaia, Capannoli, Casciana Terme, Chianni, Crespina, Fauglia, Lari, Lorenzana Lajatico, Orciano Pisano, Palaia, Peccioli, Ponsacco, Pontedera, San Miniato and Terricciola.

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Typicality and traditions

Bientina

Buti

Calcinaia

Capannoli

Casciana Terme Lari

Chianni

Crespina Lorenzana

Fauglia

Lajatico

Orciano Pisano

Palaia

Peccioli

Ponsacco

Pontedera

Terricciola

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