Sant’Amato

Sant'Amato's-churchSant’Amato can be reached by car along a narrow, windy road along the slopes of the Montalbano, or on foot along tracks 16 and 16B from the car park of the House of Leonardo da Vinci at Anchiano. This small town, a hamlet of Vinci, is famous for the Church dedicated to Saint Peter.
This Church, which legend has it was built on the orders of the Countess Matilde di Canossa in 1100, has maintained most of its medieval features and is a real jewel of Romanesque architecture. The church is located in a small square where there is a breathtaking view of the Valle dell’Arno and the Padule di Fucecchio.
The town is well worth a visit during the evenings of July weekends when Sant’Amato a Tavola takes place, a festival celebrating local gastronomic delights.

 



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