Places to Visit in Vaglia
In the district of Vaglia there are many place to visit. We suggest only the most interesting and beautiful.
The park of Villa Demidoff
Villa Demidoff's Park. This is a villa of the 11th century. From the 16th century the building and all the houses around it became a property of Medici, the renovation of the villa was done by Buontalenti. Unfortunately it has been demolished by the Lorena, but the wonderful park is now open to the public: there are numerous interesting monuments such as Buontalenti's Chapel and the monumental fountain Colosso dell'Appennino. At the present time it is a property of the Province of Florence, the villa is also seat of the Park International Documentation Center. In spring and in summer the park is seat of cultural and musical events.
March - Holidays: 10:00 - 19:00
From April to September- Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Holidays: 10:00 - 20:00
October - Holidays: 10:00 - 19:00
Phone: 055 409427
The Monte Senario
The original church was founded in 1241 by the Seven Founder Fathers who began the order of Mary's Servants. The complex was enlarged and renovated many times during centuries. Inside, there are impressing paintings, frescoes and sacred objects of the 17th century. From this convent, built 800 meters above see level, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the country, here is produced the famous liquor Gemma d'Abete.
Open every day: 07:00 - 12:30 / 15:00 - 19:30 (Give hospitality to pilgrims)
Phone: 055 406441
The Pieve of San Pietro
This pieve was built in the 8th century and it is together with the pieve of San Piero a Sieve, one of the oldest in this area. Inside there are interesting works, such as a painting of the 16th century representing Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane and a wooden crucifix attributed to Giambologna.