Santa Maria a Monte

bed and breakfast Il Ramaiolo, Via Francesca, 307, 56020 Santa Maria a Monte (Pisa) - Toscana

bed and breakfast Il Ramaiolo, Via Francesca, 307, 56020 Santa Maria a Monte (Pisa) – Toscana

The Bed and Breakfast Il Ramaiolo is located in the countryside of Santa Maria a Monte. From the windows of the Bed and Breakfast  you could see the historical city centre that is at walking distance.

Santa Maria a Monte is a medieval village in the countryside not so far from Pisa. Since its foundation has been an important outpost for its hilltop location. Santa Maria a Monte is strategically located between Pisa, Lucca and Florence in the Arno valley. The city centre has a unique urban structure: the houses and buildings all overlook the road that follows a spiral path. Walking through the streets of the defence system found traces medieval arches, tower-houses, the clock tower, the palace of the Podestà, the Collegiate Church, which preserves valuable works of art.

Santa Maria a Monte was born Vincenzo Galilei, composer and father of Galileo Galilei. Casa Carducci is still here, where one of the most important Italian poet (Giosuè Garducci) spent his youth.

The traditions of the country are renewed in the festivities in honour of the patroness, the Blessed Giuntini, culminating on Easter Monday with the Procession of the basket, when the village girls carrying baskets of flowers on the head.

Typical product of Santa Maria a Monte is a potato ‚ÄúTosca‚ÄĚ, a variety of potato yellow flesh, good fried food, which are dedicated to a festival in August and a gastronomic event (the square Taste) in June.

The territory stretches from the hillside of Cerbaie and marshes of the Arno to Bientina. Not far from the capital is the Astronomic Observatory (Associazione Astronomica Isaac Newton ) that is one of the most important in Tuscany, which runs courses in astronomy and theme nights for children and adults.

Santa Maria a Monte is part of the Leather District, an industrial district of Tuscany, which includes the municipalities of Santa Croce, Castelfranco di Sotto, Montopoli in Val d’Arno, San Miniato, near Pisa, and Fucecchio in the province of Florence.

Bed and Breakfast Santa Maria a Monte