Stone Route

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 educational 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

Acquerino

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.

OPENING HOURS 2024
From 6th July to 1st September:
Saturday and Sunday and Thursday 15th August, from 2.00 to 5.00 p.m.

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

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Pieve di Furfalo

Dating back to the 10th century, it is one of the oldest parish churches in the Pistoia area. Its remains can be found in the woods along a trail connecting Serra Pistoiese to Panicagliora. Free access with forest trail.
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Tower of Selvaggia Vergiolesi

Named after the woman who inspired the Stilnovist poet Cino da Pistoia.
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"Renzo Innocenti" Museum - Private Collection

Collection set up in nine sections preserving tools, utensils and other objects of daily life found by the owner, Renzo Innocenti.