The Stone

A route backwards in the history of the mountain, leading the visitor to walk along the medieval track called Via Francesca della Sambuca, which starts from Pavana and reaches Sambuca Castello, an ancient fortified medieval village, recently restored. On many houses in the area, ancient masks are visible, sculpted in stone and related to magic rituals.

Stone Teaching Hub

Sambuca Pistoiese

This is where tools and items related to the ancient stonecutter trade are on display, a trade which locals were taught by members of the Maestri Comacini guild. In the same building, you have the Ecomuseo camp. On request, you may also visit the nearby church of S. Cristoforo and S. Jacopo, with a valuable painting by an artist from the school of Guido Reni.

Glozano medieval settlement


In the biogenetic forestry reserve, there are several archaeological remains, a product of research covering an area of about 1600 m2, which also led to finding pottery items dating to between the 10th and 12th century, suggesting that the site was part of a medieval monastic complex.

From 1st July to 27th August: Saturday and Sunday, 3.30 p.m.-6.30 p.m.

Due to the bad weather, the archaeological site will remain closed on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July 2023.

For visits during extraordinary opening hours, please call the number +39 0573 638025

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Pieve di Furfalo


Dating to the 10th century, it is one of the most ancient Pieve churches in the province of Pistoia. Its remains still stand in the forest, along a footpath connecting Serra Pistoiese to Panicagliora.
Free admission, including forest footpath.

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“Renzo Innocenti” Museum – Private Collection

Torri – Sambuca Pistoiese

This collection consists of nine sections, including tools, utensils and other everyday life items found by its owner, Renzo Innocenti.

Selvaggia Vergiolesi Tower

Sambuca Castello

From the name of the woman who inspired the Dolce Stil Novo poet Cino da Pistoia.