Impruneta - lmpruneta world-famous
for manufacturing terracotta. The clay in the soil has been
used for centuries to produce terracotta.
The name is connected with the legendary effigy of the Virgin
of Impruneta, is of Latin derivation "in prunetis"
or "in pinetis".
These rolling and tranquil hillsides have been inhabited
since Etruscan times. During the Medieval period they became
the fiefs of the Buondelmonti family whose castle was in the
village of Montebuoni. This noble family with origins dating
from the X century, by name Sichelmo, was numerous ,rich and
At the beginning of the XII century Florence began to destroy
the surrounding castles and dominate over their noble inhabitants.
In 1135, after having taken control of the castle of Montegufoni,
the Florentines attacked Montebuoni. The head of the family,
Ranieri, resisted in vain. On the 23rd of October the rock
was taken and the castle destroyed. Ranieri and his four children
were forced to flee to Florence where they possessed property
Where is Impruneta: is located in the middle of Florence
province, close to Florence town
How to reach Impruneta: From Florence, direction south
Certosa, follow indication for Impruneta
Nearby: Visit The Chianti area, Greve, Panzano
Distances: Florence 14 Km - Siena 59 Km - Arezzo 79
Correct name is Impruneta
Common mistakes are Ipruneta,