Peccioli is an ancient Tuscan village that dominates the Era valley, along the route that leads from Pisa to Volterra. Since the nineties, it has been able to make the most of its historic and artistic heritage, becoming an interesting technologically avant-garde museum complex.
The village develops around the remains of the ancient medieval castle, dating back to the X-XI centuries, and the church in the Pisan Romanesque style.
To fully enjoy the atmospheres, it is advisable to slow down and enter the tangle of narrow streets and steep alleys, typical of medieval villages: “i chiassi”. Stop by in one of the animated shop to meet the locals.
Despite not being a large center, Peccioli can boast a quality museum center, managed by the Peccioli Foundation, which distributes the cultural offer between the Palazzo Pretorio Museum (formerly Russian Icons), the Museum of Sacred Art, the Archaeological Museum, the Pieve San Verano with the Bell Tower.
Let’s go and discover them in this itinerary, that winds through the village, which can also be accessed by lift from the car park along the slope, that leads from the Provincial Road to the town. You read that right, an elevator. Peccioli also amazes for this.