Bagno a Ripoli
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On the other side of the river Arno from Fiesole, Bagno a Ripoli was probably an Etruscan village and from the III century b.C it became an important commercial centre. Bagno a Ripoli preserves the oldest Romanesque parish church in the surroundings of Florence, the Pieve di San Pietro, which dates back to the VIII century. Inside there are several artworks, among which some frescoes from the 14th century attributed to Piero Nelli. The chapel also features some paintings from the 17th century.
In the territory of Bagno a Ripoli you can also visit the Pieve di San Donnino in Villamagna (VIII century) that dominates the valley of the river Arno. It preserves many artworks made between the XIV and the XVI century. The Oratorio di Santa Caterina is a real masterpiece of Italian Gothic and was built as a private chapel by the Lords Alberti between 1348 and 1387. The interior holds frescoes of rare beauty from the 13th and 14th century.
At Antella, a small hamlet to Bagno a Ripoli, you find the Pieve di Santa Maria, which first plant goes back to year 1000. There are also many castles plotted around Bagno a Ripoli such as Belforte, Monte Acuto and Quarate, and many villas, like the Medicean villas Lappeggi and Mondeggi.
The beauty of the region around Bagno a Ripoli, a marvellous mix of the graze of the landscape and the elegant antique buildings, has contributed to a project to create an open-air museum, without paintings in closed buildings but with streets, bridges, churches, villas and mills integrated in customised itineraries.
Bagno a Ripoli will welcome you with courtesy and simplicity whilst also guaranteeing a selected variety of accommodation facilities which will be able to satisfy all your requirements.
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