THINGS TO DISCOVER:
Hiking • There are many paths, including ring routes, that can be traveled on foot, by bike or MTB, which cross historical places or places of great scenic beauty. All trails at the following page.
THINGS TO KNOW:
Unexpected features • No one would expect to arrive in the historic center by elevator, to find a workshop for the restoration of Russian icons, an urban adventure park, works of contemporary art and even a Prehistoric Park with life-size reconstructions of dinosaurs.
Awarded with the Orange Flag by the Italian Touring Club, Peccioli is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.
Peccioli and Art
Peccioli skyline is recognizable from the bell tower of the Pieve di San Verano, by the architect Bellincioni, the same author of other bell towers in the area. The interior is also worth a visit for the valuable works of the Pisan school, dating back to the 13th century and preserved in the Museum of Sacred Art.
It boasts a diversified Museum Complex which includes the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Palazzo Pretorio, the Museum of Sacred Art, and the Bell Tower (42 meters high). The Archaeological Museum preserves the artifacts found in the excavations of Etruscan and medieval archeological sites. The Palazzo Pretorio shows a collection of modern lithographs and engravings, as well as Russian icons.
The surroundings with rolling hills are peppered with boroughs including Fabbrica, with a Romanesque church, Libbiano, with an astronomical observatory popular among enthusiasts and students, Montelopio, former refuge of the Knights Templar; and Legoli, with a tabernacle by Benozzo Gozzoli in the Chapel of Santa Caterina. Ghizzano is also worth a mention: a cozy hamlet embellished with permanent works of international contemporary art and the Giardino Sonoro (Italian Garden).
Peccioli is also the venue of important shows such as the Undici Lune Festival and meetings with opinion and media leaders.
Oil and wine
The area has always been appreciated for the production of extra virgin olive oil and wine. The Colline Pisane Wine Trail goes through here, with important wineries that have joined the DOC Terre di Pisa label. It is here that the “colombana” grape is produced, very sugary and with an intense smell that becomes amber in color when ripening.