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Italie, Toscane, San Giovanni Valdarno, Zone Méditerranéenne, Province de Arezzo - Palazzo Pretorio
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San Giovanni Valdarno : Michelin's recommendations


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.

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  • Palazzo Pretorio Interesting

    Piazza Cavour I - 52027 San-Giovanni-Valdarno

    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..

  • Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie

    Piazza Masaccio 9 I - 52027 San-Giovanni-Valdarno

    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..

  • Oratorio di San Lorenzo

    Piazza Masaccio I - 52027 San-Giovanni-Valdarno

    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.

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