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Ambra

Ambra - The town of Ambra consists of an ancient castle on a hill on the left bank of the river of the same name, and a still- expanding village that has developed in the course of the centuries at the foot of the original stronghold, in the small space on the valley floor.

The toponym Ambra is pre-E-truscan: like the similar names Ombrone and Ambrella, it is derived from an Umbrian substratum.

By the beginning of the 13th century, Ambra was, like other castles in the valley, ruled by the Ubertini of Chiti-gnano, and was later a viscounty of the Aretine church. Its defences were pulled down in in the mid-15th century, following the battles between Arezzo and Florence.

In 1385, the Ubertini placed Ambra under the protection of Florence. In 1386 Florence bought the Uber-tinis' remaining rights in the valley for 3162 gold florins. Ambra was thus annexed to the Florentine county, and became the capital of all the recently acquired lands and communities, which were joined under the name "Valdambra Nuova". Since then, Ambra has followed the course of Florentine history. It was annexed to the Comune di Bucine during the "Leopoldine" reform of 1772-74.

Where is Ambra: is located in the east of Arezzo province, on the border with the province of Siena

How to reach Ambra: From Arezzo, direction north Florence, exit Levane and follow for Bucine. After Bucine follow for Ambra which is 7 Km far

Nearby: Visit Monte San Savino, Castelnuovo Berardenga, San Gusmè, the Chianti area

Distances: Arezzo 30 Km - Florence 55 Km - Siena 30 Km

Correct name is Ambra
Common mistakes are Amvra, Hambra, Ambria

 


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