Things to see and do - San Giovanni Valdarno
San Giovanni Valdarno :
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San Giovanni Valdarno Travel guide
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Located halfway between Florence and Arezzo, San Giovanni is a major industrial town in the Arno valley. It has, however, retained a number of interesting, albeit well-hidden traces of its past. It was also the birthplace of the great painter, Masaccio, in 1401.
Tourist attractions San Giovanni Valdarno : Things to see and do
The façade of this building in the centre of town is decorated with the coats of arms of former magistrates (podeste) from the Middle Ages. It was built in the 13C (possibly by Arnolfo di Cambio) and altered during the Renaissance. Note the vaulted p..
Piazza Masaccio 9
Beneath the porch of this neo-Renaissance façade is a beautiful, vividly-coloured, glazed ceramic by Giovanni Della Robbia. Inside the basilica is a 14C fresco of Our Lady of Grace, from which the church takes its name. A small museum behind the chan..
Behind the modest brick and stone façade are numerous 14C-15C frescoes and an altarpiece depicting the Coronation of the Virgin Mary by Giotto's School.