ITALY – Bucine

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Bucine is located 40km from Florence, the capital of Tuscany and 250km from Rome, the capital of Italy. The territory of the town of Bucine is situated in the zone where the last mountains of Chianti meet the upper Arno River Valley, on the banks of the Ambra.

The territory of Bucine extends along the course of the torrent Ambra, among the cities of Florence, Arezzo and Siena.

Through interesting archeological finds the PaleontologicalMuseum, placed in the Primary school of Bucine, documents the prehistoric origin of the town.

Moreover traces were left of the Etruscan and Roman civilization, of the Medieval castle system and of the net of small settlements, together with abbeys, along the small rivers. To end with the Modern age and the development of the farming activity.

Welcoming towers, castles and abbeys capture the imagination of their visitors with their references to the past. Moreover traditional values and healthy country life have been preserved by the development of the rural tourism.

This land is known for its agricultural activity and for the high quality of wine and oil production.

The vegetation of the woods in the surroundings are mainly made of oak trees, evergreen oak trees and cypresses which originally were used to delimit the borders of property.

The owners of farm and country houses, besides practicing the agricultural activity, have successfully promoted the rural tourism, which preserves old local tradition and develops the reutilization of the building property.

Bucine has a lot of art and culture to offer: GalatronaTower, Badia Ruoti Abbey, CenninaCastle, Pogi bridge, Romanic Churches of Petrolo and Montebenichi, Intercultural Centre and Memory Museum of San Pancrazio.

Area: Km² 131,00

Population: 10.183 habitants

Region: Tuscany

Town Hall Bucine

Mayor Pietro Tanzini

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Petrolo Church

Petrolo Church

Bucine Landscape

Bucine Landscape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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