The medieval village of Poppi is a rare walled city to the top of the governor among the castle of the Counts Guidi, prototype of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.
 
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Village of Poppi
Municipality of Poppi
Province of Arezzo
Tuscany region

Population: 6,160
Altitude Center: 437 m s.l.m.

The Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia

Protected natural areas:
Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi
Riserva naturale Badia Prataglia
Riserva naturale Camaldoli

Municipality of Poppi
Via Cavour 11 - Poppi (AR)
phone +39 0575-50221

Poppi is located in the center of the Casentino, inside the National Park of the Casentino Forests, Monte Falterona and Campigna. The village is dominated by the mighty Castle of the Counts Guidi, inside the Rilliana Library, rich in hundreds of medieval manuscripts and incunabula. The history of this town dates back to the 12th century when it became the main residence of the Counts Guidi, in 1440 it passed under the dominion of Florence.

Today the village shines with an architectural harmony that makes its visit particularly suggestive, becoming part of The Most Beautiful Villages of Italy. Walking through the town it is possible to visit the Abbey of San Fedele, dating back to the 13th century, which preserves valuable works of art, including a Madonna with Child from the end of the 13th century.
Even the Oratory of the Madonna del Morbo is definitely worth a visit.

In Poppi, the ancient art of furniture is widespread and renowned, thanks to which objects ranging from the Renaissance to the modern style are made, passing through the rustic style.

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Other destinations nearby

Raggiolo
Raggiolo
Interesting in the low zone of Raggiolo was the presence of forges for the working of iron placed on the creek.
Arezzo - 7.5 KM from Poppi
Loro Ciuffenna
Loro Ciuffenna
Loro Ciuffenna is known for the oldest water mill in Tuscany.
Arezzo - 18.81 KM from Poppi
Castelfranco di Sopra
Castelfranco di Sopra
Castelfranco di Sopra is a medieval village on the Valdarno hills, in Tuscany.
Arezzo - 21.04 KM from Poppi
Anghiari
Anghiari
Anghiari, is part of the most beautiful villages in Italy, and is located in the Tuscan Valtiberina.
Arezzo - 31.15 KM from Poppi
Sarsina
Sarsina
In Sarsina, in 255-251 BC, there was born Tito Maccio Plauto, the biggest Latin comedy writer.
Forli Cesena - 36.68 KM from Poppi
Citerna
Citerna
The village of Citerna is located in Umbria.
Perugia - 38.11 KM from Poppi

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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