Tour San Miniato - Vinci- Collodi- Zoo di Pis





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Leaving from San Gimignano, you cross Certaldo, Castelfiorentino until you get to San Miniato, famous for the production of leather and the white truffle. At the top stands the Tour Federiciana, while at a lower level there is the Cathedral, adjacent to the church was opened the Diocesan Museum. Very important as well the Church of SS Jacopo e Lucia and the Bishop's Palace. After San Miniato you continue for Vinci, famous because Leonardo da Vinci was born here and there is a museum dedicated to him. The village of Vinci is developed around the Castle of the Counts Guidi, built in the thirteenth century, within the walls of the castle there is the Church of Santa Croce, of Roman origin, very nice too the Oratory of the Santissima  Annunziata, of the sixteen century. The next stage is Collodi, near Pescia, splendid the mansions: Villa Garzoni, Villa Forti and Villa Cecchi, the village of Collodi, hold its medieval character, and is dominated by the Church of fourteenth-century origins and the Ruins. Famous is the Park of Pinocchio, where is located in the beautiful statue of Pinocchio and the Fairy and the Land of Toys, which describes the adventures of Pinocchio. Finally you arrive in Pistoia, located between the Arno and the slopes of the Apennines. Its historical centre preserves important works of art, such as the Cathedral, Piazza del Duomo, the Baptistery and the Museum of the Treasury, in octagonal  form and black and white marble. On the outskirts of Pistoia: the Zoo, which houses about 600 animals, including mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians as well as a wide diversity of plants.










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