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Peccioli, the Jurassic Park of Tuscany

Peccioli-StemmaThe town of Peccioli has the characteristic topography of medieval villages: narrow streets, steep lanes (lanes) and the church in the Pisan-Romanesque style. The village has received the Orange Flag for the quality and eco-tourism reception. Peccioli The economy is based on agriculture (wine and oil), livestock management and the agritourism sector. In the vicinity of the town there is the Prehistoric Park: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals reproduced in full scale. The area offers walking trails that wind through a succession of streams and forests, characterized by a varied vegetation of cypress, poplar and brooms. The villages from which begin the trails offer historical, artistic and cultural needs of undoubted importance. The routes are suitable for horseback riding, mountain bike or on foot and are accompanied by an appropriate sign and display.

AREA Valdera
TYPE agricultural and tourist village
COORDINATES 43°33′00″N 10°43′00″E
ALTITUDE 144 meters.
SPORTS hiking, cycling, horseback riding
BORDRES Capannoli (PI), Lajatico (PI), Montaione (FI), Palaia (PI), Terricciola (PI), Volterra (PI)

peccioli mapTourist Informationspisa mappa

Municipality of Peccioli
Piazza del Popolo, 1 – 56037 Peccioli (PI)
Phone: +39 0587 67261
www.comune.peccioli.gov.it

Tourist Office
Viale G. Mazzini, 71
Phone: +39 0587691878
turismo@comune.peccioli.pi.it

WHAT TO SEE

Churches of Peccioli

Peccioli - chieseChurch

Pieve di San Verano ( San Verano church)

pieve san veranoArea: Valdera
Type: church (11th century)

The church was built in the Pisan Romanesque style, probably in the late 11th century and the beginning of the 12th century. The facade was restored in the 19th century by restoring the original forms. The bell tower, built in 1885 by architect Luigi Bellincioni, is an example of eclectic style. Inside the church are preserved three paintings of the Florentine painter Jacopo Vignali (17th century) and a small museum (housed inside the Chapel of the Assumption, built starting in 1580) where you can see various works of art from the 13th to 18th century.

Monuments and places to visit in Peccioli

Astronomical Observatory "Galileo Galilei"

osservatorio astronomicoArea: Valdera
Municipality: Peccioli (PI) – locality Libbiano
Type: Astronomical Observatory
Website: www.astrofilialtavaldera.it

The observatory, sufficiently far from sources of light pollution, environmental corresponds to specific requests from a structure of this type. The speculum is equipped with a dome over 4 meters in diameter and is equipped with two main telescopes

Park and Gardens

Peccioli - Parco dei DinossauriDinosaurs Park

Prehistoric Park

parco presistoricoArea: Valdera
Type: theme park
Address: Via dei Cappuccini, 70
Phone: +39 0587 636030
Website: www.parcopreistorico.it
Hours: all days 09.00am-07.0pm
Tickets: €uro 4,00

It is the first amusement park in Tuscany with reconstruction of life-size dinosaurs made of fiberglass. The park was created by the Erardo Ghironi who decided to plant an activity that could repay the roadshow. Realizing that in the territory of Peccioli was frequently the discovery of shells, strange footprints and fossilized remains (concrete signs of an evolution of nature) he got the idea to show those little treasures of the past

parco preistoricoErard and his brother decided to create a route between life-size reconstructions that was both scientifically relevant and effective for teaching. The first prehistoric animals forono realized in a few months. In 1977 he born the Prehistoric Park Peccioli, thirteen years before the book Jurassic Park, Crichton and sixteen first eponymous Spielberg movie. Currently there are twenty in the park reconstructions, including a volcano erupting colored balls. Relevant the brachiosaurus (Upper Jurassic), the largest reconstruction of a dinosaur in the whole of Europe.

ART AND MUSEUM

Museums of Peccioli

Museum of Russian Icons "F. Bigazzi"

museo icone russe

Area: Valdera
Type: art museum
Address: Piazza del Popolo, 5
Phone: +39 0587 672877
Website: www.museoicone.it
Hours: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 10.00am-1.00pm and 4.00pm-8.00pm
Admission: € euro 5.50 full, € 3.50 reduced

The museum is housed in the Palazzo Pretorio, dating back to the Middle Ages and on its façade there are 19 emblems of notable families and mayors who here exercised power. The museum displays Russian icons from Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, the Balkans, Greece, Constantinople and other places. The main core consists of a collection of Russian icons dating back to the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, donated by a private citizen.

 

Archaeological Museum - Peccioliper Foundation

museo archeologico peccioliper

Area: Valdera
Type: archaeological museum
Address: Via del Carmine, 33
Phone: +39 0587 672158
Email: info@fondarte.peccioli.net
Website: www.fondarte.peccioli.net
Hours: Wednesday 15.00-19.00; Saturday and Sunday 10.00am-1.00pm and 3.00pm-7.00pm
Free entry

The museum is housed in a system of tunnels that in ancient times contained underground tombs. The finds found in the area consist of the funerary equipment from the Etruscan tomb of Legoli, a large loutérion (basin for the ablutions), as well as a series of materials related to nocturnal cults, linked to a deity similar to the Greek Demeter. Among these you can admire a kèrnos (cylindrical vase) with four cups for votive offerings to the deity.

 

Museum of Engravings and Lithographs Collection - Donation by Vito Merlini

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Area: Valdera
Type: art museum
Address: Palazzo Fondi Rustici – via Marconi, 5
Phone: +39 0587 672158
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10.00am-1.00pm and 3.00pm-7.00pm
Free entry

The collection consists of engravings, lithographs, woodcuts and serigraphs representing the works of the most famous engravers of the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as works by painters and sculptors who have dedicated themselves to these techniques. Among others, there are works by Annigoni, Baj, Carrà, De Chirico, Dorazio, Fattori, Marino Marini, Mirò, Mongatti, Salvador Dali, Saetti.

 

WHAT TO DO

Routes

Route of the Era River

TYPE: Historical-naturalistic route (trekking, mountain biking, horse)
AREA; Era
DEPARTURE; Peccioli
ARRIVAL; Peccioli
LENGTH: 11 kilometers
ROUTE TIME; 3 hours (on foot)
DIFFICULTY; media
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ATTRACTIONS; Pieve di San Verano panoramic point La Castellaccia, Prehistoric Park, village of Montecchio
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Molino di Ripassaia

 
TYPE historical-naturalistic route (trekking, mountain biking, horse)
AREA; Era
DEPARTURE; Fabbrica location
ARRIVAL; Fabbrica location
LENGTH; 17 kilometers
ROUTE TIME; 6 hours (on foot)
DIFFICULTY; average
DIFFERENCE;
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ATTRACTIONS; Factory, Pieve di Santa Maria Assunta, panoramic point Il Gattero, village and Villa di Montelopio
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Hills for Legoli

TYPE, historical-naturalistic route (trekking, mountain biking, horse)
AREA; Era
DEPARTURE; Podere a Molino – Carfalo locality
ARRIVAL; Farm in Molino – Carfalo locality
LENGTH; 21 kilometers
ROUTE TIME; 7 hours (on foot)
DIFFICULTY; average
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ATTRACTIONS; Villa di Pratello, Villa di Monti, village of Libbiano, church of San Pietro Apostolo, Astronomical Observatory, village of Legoli, chapel of St. Catherine, panoramic point Il Castello
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Montescudaio Wine Route

Type: food and wine route
Information: www.ariannandfriends.com

The itinerary starts from San Miniato, crosses the municipalities of Peccioli and Terricciola up to the production center of the DOCG Chianti and the DOC Bianco Pisano di San Torpé. The itinerary continues for Lari, Crespina, Casciana Terme, Castellina Marittima. The Tenuta del Terriccio estate in Castellina Marittima deserves a special mention, which produces the prized Lupicaia wine. The itinerary ends in Montescudaio, the main production area of the Montescudaio DOC wine, in the Rosso and Bianco types. Guided tours to the farms and tastings of local specialties are planned. Visits to wineries, dairies, oil mills, chocolate makers, pasta factories and producers of local specialties can be booked, with relative tasting of the products.

CULTURE

History

Peccioli - centro storicoThe name is attested for the first time in the year 793 as “Picciole” and probably derives from the Latin term picea, ie wild pine. The consolidation of the village took place however in medieval times around a castle of the counts Della Gherardesca, who already had many possessions in the surrounding area. In the twelfth century the accounts ceded the castle to the Bishop of Volterra who, facing the expansion of Pisa, made it a defensive bulwark of his city. During the following years the castle was progressively enlarged and strengthened: the village and the fortress located on the hill of the “Castellaccia”, were in fact enclosed by a first wall. From this it was excluded the southern part, that is the area of ​​the Pieve di San Verano, because, like all the churches, in case of war or siege, it had to be ready to welcome the faithful and the peasants who lived in open country.

In 1282 the Guelphs of Peccioli rose against the Ghibelline Pisa and the Maritime Republic had to give up almost all the castles of the Valdera. Taking advantage of the scorching defeat suffered by Pisa in the battle of Meloria, in 1284 the Bishop of Volterra invoked and obtained the protection of Florence. From 1406 the town passed definitively under the Florentine aegis. In 1531 Tuscany became the Grand Duchy and, with Ferdinando I ° Medici, there was a new administrative order, as well as a period of peace and political stability. This situation continued until the arrival of the Habsburg family Lorena at the helm of the state. The latter started the first works for land reclamation, which further encouraged the development of agricultural activities and wine production. The political situation remained unchanged until the Unification of Italy.

TOURIST SERVICES

Where to sleep

Hotel

Portavaldera

Via Giorgio De Chirico, 6 – località La Fila – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 672102/ +39 0587 672136
www.hotelportavaldera.it

Farmhouses

AGRITURISMO COLLE VERDE
Indirizzo: Strada Provinciale delle Colline, 74 – località Legoli – Peccioli (PI)
Tel: +39 0587 632147 / +39 360 484950
Sito: www.agriturismocolleverde.com
Email: agriturismo@agriturismocolleverde.com

Prodotti: prodotti biologici, olio extravergine d’oliva con molitura in pietra ed estrazione a freddo, vino rosso e bianco toscano, vinsanto, formaggio pecorino, funghi e tartufi bianchi, salumi, cantucci toscani, prodotti dell’orto con sistemi naturali di produzione, miele, uova.

Servizi:

  • Appartamento 100 mq  con cucina, 3 camere, 3 bagni per 8 persone
  • Appartamento 60 mq  con cucina, 3 posti letto, camera, bagno
  • Appartamento 90 mq con 5 posti letto, due camere, soggiorno, cucina, bagno, terrazza aperta sulla vallata
  • Ristorante a tema – cucina casalinga con alimenti di produzione propria
  • Piscina esterna nel verde
  • Parcheggio privato
  • TV sat, lavatrice
  • Parco giochi per bambini
  • Percorsi trekking e mountain bike

Lingue: italiano / inglese / francese / tedesco

L’agriturismo Colleverde è situato nel cuore delle colline pisane lungo la strada che unisce Pisa con San Gimignano. Ubicato sulle pendici di una collinetta contornata da olivi e vigne, alla fine di una stradina privata costeggiata da cipressi, dal podere si gode di una bella vista panoramica della campagna toscana.

All’interno della struttura ci sono 3 ampi appartamenti dotati di ogni confort. L’ambiente è accogliente. Attorno alla casa c’è una piscina con vista panoramica della campagna toscana. La struttura propone percorsi trekking e mountain bike.

Il ristorante “Il Cucule”, aperto tutto l’anno per pranzo e cena, offre una prelibata cucina casalinga basata su ingredienti naturali di produzione propria. Si possono gustare antipasti con salumi e crostini, piatti di pasta fresca all’uovo conditi con sughi classici, funghi e tartufi, grigliate, arrosti di pollo, coniglio e agnello dell’allevamento, formaggio e ortaggi coltivati nell’orto della proprietà.

 


Agriturismo Az. Agricola Pratello

Libbiano – località Legoli – Peccioli (Pisa)

Tel. +39 0587 630024
www.pratello.it

Antica Fornace

Via Comunale – località Cedri – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 347 5461527
www.lanticafornace.com
servizi: Tv, giochi da tavolo, ping-pong, piscina, attrezzature teli, giardino, degustazione vini e prodotti tipici, prima colazione

Casanova

Via della Colombaia, 57 – località Ghizzano – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 420181
www.casanova-agriturismo.com
servizi: parco, piscina

Di Natale Roberto

Località  Podere Casa Rossa – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0588 33210

Diacceroni

Podere Diacceroni, 41 – località Fabbrica – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0588 84064
www.agriturismodiacceroni.com

Eredi Mazzetti

Montelopio – Via Comunale – località Fabbrica – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 697304

Podere Castagneto

Via Santa Maria – località Ghizzano – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 630211

I Moricci

Via di Ripassaia, 10 – località Fabbrica – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 697446
www.imoricci.it
servizi: piscina, solarium, parco giochi, barbeque, scacchiera da giardino

Il Gattero

Via di Montelopio, 48 – località Fabbrica – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0586 803257
www.gattero.it
servizi: barbecue, giochi per bambini, pista di bocce, campo di calcetto, ping-pong

La Cantina

Via della Bianca, 49 – località Podere La Cantina – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 609208

La Macchia

Via Comunale per Fabbrica, 91 – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 635783
http://www.agriturismolamacchia.it

Le Palaie

Strada P. per Fabbrica – località Fabbrica – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 697299

Home


servizi: wi-fi, tennis, ping pong, calcio balilla, piscina, parco, trekking, lago, percorso salute, barbecue, palestra

Modica Agnello Giuseppe

Località Podere Casa Rossa – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0588 33034
http://agriturismo-casarossa.it

Podere Atretino

Via di Legoli, 41 – località Legoli – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 632935

Podere Atreto

Via di Legoli – località Legoli – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 632134

Podere Bonriposo

Podere Bonriposo, 4 – località Legoli – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 632053/ +39 338 6494181

Podere Canale

Via Celli Montelopio – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 697500
www.agriturismocanale.it
servizi: piscina, parco

Agriturismo Casa Rossa

Via della Bonifica, 150 – località Peccioli – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0588 33035
www.agriturismo-casarossa.com

Agriturismo Chiasso Gherardo

Via San Sebastiano, 50 – località Peccioli – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 635228
www.chiassogherardo.com

Podere Il Molino

Via Comunale di Ripassaia, 31 – località Fabbrica – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 697309
www.podereilmulino.it
servizi: wi-fi, parcheggio, biliardo, ping-pong, prima colazione continentale

Podere Olivo Moretto

Podere Olivo Moretto, 39 – località Ghizzano – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 608070

Podere Pelagaccio

Località  Montelopio – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0588 84064
www.agriturismopelagaccio.com

Podere Pratini

Via della Bonifica, 160 – località Fabbrica – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 697280
www.agriturismo-biologico.com

Podere Scarmaino

Via della Bonifica, 171 – località Fabbrica di Peccioli – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 697184
www.agriturismo-biologico.com

Podere Serravalle

Località Montelopio – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 697292

San Ferdinando

Strada C. di Ghizzano, 95 – località Ghizzano – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 630207/335 64

Tenuta Borgo Celli

Montelopio – Peccioli (Pisa) Via di Celli – località Fabbrica di Peccioli – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 55556
www.tenutaborgocelli.it
servizi: piscina, parco

Tenuta Di Ghizzano
Via della Chiesa, 4 – località Ghizzano – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 630096
www.tenutadighizzano.com

Tenuta di Pratello

Via di Libbiano, 70 – località Legoli – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 630024
www.pratello.it
servizi: parco, piscina

Bed and Breakfast

A Casa di Lizzy B&B

Via di Montelopio, 13 – località Fabbrica – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 697509
www.acasadilizzy.it
servizi: prima colazione, degustazione  prodotti biologici (olio extravergine d’oliva e vino), giardino, barbecue, giochi per bambini, parcheggio, wi-fi

Villa Angelica

Via Vittorio Veneto, 25 – località Fabbrica – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 697500/ +39 347 4527099
www.agriturismocanale.it

Villa Orsini

Via Poggio al Pino, 71 – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 635386

Historical residences

Villa Di Montelopio

Via San Martino, 6/8/10/12 – località Fabbrica di Peccioli – Peccioli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 697233

Where to eat

RESTAURANT IL CUCULE (COLLEVERDE farmhouse)

Address: Strada Provinciale delle Colline, 74 – localities Legoli – Peccioli (PI)
Phone: +39 0587 632147 / +39 360 484950
Website: www.agriturismocolleverde.com
Email: agriturismo@agriturismocolleverde.com

Products: organic, extra virgin olive oil with stone cold extraction and milling, red and white Tuscan wine, vin santo, pecorino cheese, mushrooms and white truffles, salami, Tuscan nooks, garden produce with natural production systems, honey, eggs.

Services:

  • 100 sqm apartment with kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms for 8 people
  • 60 sqm apartment with kitchen, 3 beds, bedroom, bathroom
  • Apartment 90 sqm with 5 beds, two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom, terrace open on the valley
  • Theme restaurant – home cooking with home-grown food
  • Outdoor pool in the green
  • Private parking
  • TV sat, washing machine
  • children playground
  • Trekking and mountain biking trails

Languages: Italian / English / French / German

The Colleverde farmhouse is located in the heart of the Pisan hills along the road that joins Pisa with San Gimignano. It nestled on the slopes of a hill surrounded by olive trees and vineyards, at the end of a private road lined with cypress trees from the farm you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the Tuscan countryside. The “Il Cucule” restaurant, open all year for lunch and dinner, offers a delicious home cooking based on natural ingredients of own production. You can taste appetizers with meats and crostini, fresh egg pasta dishes with classic sauces, mushrooms and truffles, grilled, roasted chicken, rabbit and lamb breeding, cheese and vegetables from the garden of the property.