What to see in Firenzuola? There are numerous attractions that each year welcome tourists from all over the world. In addition to visiting the historic center that is reachable from the bastionate walls of Sangallo, there are museums in the area that explain the history of the Apennines. Continue reading the article and find out what to see in Firenzuola.
Piazza Agnolo is the main square of the town of Firenzuola. It is made in medieval style. Here stands the Fortress and the Church of St. John the Baptist.
La Rocca was built in 1371. In the past it was the residence of the Podestà. In 1944, during the Second World War, the Rocca was damaged by bombings. In the following years it was restructured. Today is the seat of the City Hall.
Church of San Giovanni Battista
The church of San Giovanni Battista is located in the main square of Firenzuola, Piazza Agnolo. The original church was destroyed during the bombing of 1944. This was reconstructed by Carlo Scarpa and Edoardo Detti, a building with modern lines and materials. The new church was inaugurated in 1966.
Chiesa SS Annunziata
The Santissima Annunziata church was damaged in 1944 by bombing and was restructured in the post-war period. Inside you can admire the marble altar.
The stronghold and the gates of the city were built in the 15th century according to a project by Antonio Sangallo il Vecchio. The medieval walls were transformed into one of the first examples of bastioned enclosures, with slopes and angular bastions.
With regard to the doors you can still admire today: Porta Fiorentina and Porta Bolognese.
Germanic Cemetery of Futa
The Germanic cemetery rises near the Futa pass. In 1955 an agreement was reached between Italy and the Federal Republic of Germany for the final location of the bodies of German soldiers who were killed in the Italian territory. Its construction began in 1961 on the project of the German architect Dieter Oesterlen. It was inaugurated on June 28, 1969. It altogether welcomes 30,683 bodies from the various municipalities of Italy.
Sasso di San Zanobi
The Sasso di San Zanobi is a rocky formation located just a short distance from the Raticosa Pass. The Sasso is an ophiolite rock and is located near the place where the church of San Zanobi was destroyed during the war, and the fortress of the Ubaldini family.
Museum of the historical landscape of the Apennine
The Museum of the Historic Landscape of the Apennine is located within the Badia of Moscheta, one of the most important Benedictine abbeys in the Apennines. The aim of the museum is to teach the landscape of the Appennino del Mugello and the high Mugello. Read more …
Serena Stone Museum
The Serena Stone Museum was opened in 1999 and documents the history of the excavation activity of this stone, which influenced the settlement and the daily life of the firenzuola inhabitants.. The museum pays great attention to social organization and working techniques. Read more …
Bruscoli Ethnographic History Museum
The Bruscoli Ethnographic History Museum is located within the former elementary school of Bruscoli, a village in Firenzuola. It was born with the aim of making to local people and tourists acquainted with the historical roots of the place. Read more …