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Description

Fauglia, located on the Pisan Hills 30 km from Pisa, is a village of medieval origins that has preserved the characteristics of a rural town, witness of a type of peasant civilization that has almost completely disappeared. Following the destruction of the castle, which took place in 1433 at the hands of the Florentine army, the town was structured along the crest of the hill.

The Villas

Fauglia, Museo Kienerk

Fauglia is known for its villas where the nobility but also writers and artists – especially from the Macchiaioli art movement – have stayed over the centuries. A throwback to this are the museums dedicated to two artists: Alvaro Marioni, painter whose works are housed in the Museum, and Giorgio Kiernerk, also a painter. The museum dedicated to him is located where the prisons once stood, and it houses the pieces with which he immortalized the countryside.

Fauglia can boast the most evocative views among the municipalities of the Pisan Hills. Its territory is mainly hilly, but there is no lack of flat areas around the hamlets of Valtriano (a place with a great number of furniture factories) and Acciaiolo.


Wine and cheese

If in the past most of the inhabitants were devoted to agriculture, today the leading sectors are the production of DOC wines, including organic ones, (this is a stop along the Colline Pisane Wine Trail) and that of both fresh and cured cheese.



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Information
www.comune.fauglia.pi.it

 

Geographical area
Valdera – Colline pisane

Population
over 3.000

Distance from Pisa
24 km