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Impruneta

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 powerful.

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 Km

Correct name is Impruneta
Common mistakes are
Ipruneta, Inpruneta, Inprumeta

 


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