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Small medieval village at the top of a hill Lucignano is characterized by its shape, concentric rings, and an important artistic, landscape and food and wine heritage.
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About the village

Lucignano is a small medieval village at the top of a hill on the border between the ancient possessions of Florence, Arezzo, Siena and Perugia, which made it strategically important since ancient times.
The village, with the plant in concentric rings, has an important artistic, landscape and food and wine heritage.
Also Lucignano, like all the other frontier lands, has undergone various cultural influences.
The artists who made the works of art preserved today in the Municipal Museum are predominantly Sienese, including the imposing Golden Tree, also called Tree of Love.A jewel of medieval jewelery, before which young lovers once declared their eternal love.
In the central Piazza del Tribunale the buildings that hit the visitors are the church of San Francesco, the Collegiate Church of San Michele Arcangelo and the Palazzo Comunale, which houses the museum.

The architectural appearance of Lucignano is quite strange, species for the considerable difference between the buildings of the two parts of the historic center. Entering in fact from Porta San Giusto extend two streets: via Roma which is directed to the left and via Matteotti which instead turn toward the right. The first is traditionally known as "Poor Alley", as formerly resided therein families more humble, and is distinguished by the presence of buildings in medieval times by the small size. The second one is called "Rich Alley" and here lived a time the noble families of the village, as witnessed by the elegant buildings in renaissance style.


Looking at the village from above, the eye can only be struck by the spotted covers the roofs of the houses, which draw circles long and narrow, as a shell, building a plant elliptical in concentric rings. As a cap on the top of a hill, Lucignano has the form of such harmony and beauty, that it can be taken as a model as a perfect medieval village. Entering in the historical center the lively atmosphere that typical products shops give to the place surrounds and infects the visitor, that, while he arrives at the central square, is lost between the renaissance palaces of the Strada dei Cavalieri. But Lucignano is also narrow streets and houses of bricks of modest make because, although in its unity and harmony, the village in the centuries has not been able to prevent that human game of parties which causes inevitably the city to divide between "Districts" and "poor neighborhoods". Yet today, no matter what social class you belong, in spring, in Lucignano thousands of flowers fill the sky and fly over our heads, launched by the inhabitants of the quarters that parade through the streets of the city center on floats. Accompanied by musical groups and joyful vivacity, give life to a true and proper "Battle of Flowers": it is the traditional spring festival or Maggiolata, that the inhabitants of the place, but also tourists, are waiting impatiently for the whole year.

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Village of Lucignano
The Municipality of Lucignano
Province of Arezzo
Tuscany Region

inhabitants: 3.565
Altitude center: 400 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
 
Città della chianina
Paesi bandiera arancione
Strada del Vino Terre di Arezzo
Borghi più belli d'Italia 

Municipality
Piazza del Tribunale 22 - Tel. +39 0575 83801

BY CAR

  • From the North: Take the A1 highway, exit at Monte San Savino, follow the direction of Foiano, cross Marciano della Chiana and continue following indications for Lucignano.
  • From the South: Take the A1 highway, exit at Valdichiana / Bettolle / Sinalunga and follow the direction of Siena, continue on the SS 327 then RA6, exit towards Siena / Florence / Grosseto, turn onto the Siena-Bettolle junction, exit at Sinalunga and turn on the SP 11, continue towards Lucignano.

ON THE TRAIN

  • Arezzo railway station
  • Chiusi Chianciano Terme railway station

BY PLANE

  • Florence airport

Sleep, eat, buy...

Il Convivio dei Corsi
Il Convivio dei corsi di si trova nel Borgo Raggiolo, in Tuscany.
Piazza san Michele, 3, Ortignano Raggiolo (Arezzo)
44.79 Kilometers from Lucignano

Events

monday
10
august, 2020

Glasses of stars

sunday
27
september, 2020

Memories of the past

sunday
18
october, 2020

Exhibition of Contemporary Painting

sunday
20
december, 2020

New Oil Fair

thursday
24
december, 2020

Log Fair

sunday
2
may, 2021

Lucignano Flowers or Flower Festival

sunday
9
may, 2021

Rally of the Musical Bands

from
wednesday
19
may, 2021
to wednesday 26 may 2021

Maggiolata

sunday
20
june, 2021

Cammin Mangiando

from
thursday
1
july, 2021
to wednesday 14 july 2021

Popular Day of the Cross

saturday
3
july, 2021

White Night

thursday
29
july, 2021

San Felice

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