Comune di Montaione
Church of San Regolo.
Coat of arms
Location of Montaione in Italy
43°33′12″N 10°54′42″E / 43.55333°N 10.91167°E Coordinates: 43°33′12″N 10°54′42″E / 43.55333°N 10.91167°E
Barbialla, Casetta, Castelfalfi, Collegalli, Filicaja, Alberi, Iano, Sughera, Mura, Olmo, Palagio, Piaggia, Santo Stefano, San Vivaldo, Tonda, Vignale
Paola Rossetti in Benassi
2 (40.5 sq mi)
342 m (1,122 ft)
(1 January 2007) [1 ]
2 (91/sq mi)
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Dialing code 0571
Montaione is a (municipality) in the comune Province of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 35 km southwest of Florence.
Geography [ edit ]
of frazione Filicaja that is famous as the starting point of Antonio da Filicaja for the invasion of Pisa by the Florentine army in 1509.
Main sights [ edit ]
The church of San Ragolo houses the
Madonna del Buonconsiglio by Guido da Graziano (late 13th century) Church and convent of San Vivaldo. The church has works attributed to
Giovanni della Robbia, Benedetto Buglioni, Raffaellino del Garbo and Andrea Sansovino Castles include those of:
Camporena, destroyed by the Florentines in 1329.
Collegalli, now a patrician villa
Figline, known from the 12th century. It is owned by the Filicaja family.
Barbialla, owned in the Middle Aged by the
Cadolingians and the della Gherardesca families, then by the bishops of Volterra, the commune of San Miniato, the Republic of Florence and the Republic of Pisa. Castelfafi, allegedly founded by the
Lombards in the 8th century. It was a possession of the della Gherardesca and then of the bishops of Volterra. Later it was acquired by the Caetani. In 1554 it was sacked by the troops of Piero Strozzi. Tonda
Animal sanctuaries [ edit ]
Italian Horse Protection Association (IHP) has its main base in Montaione's frazione of Filicaja. [2 ]
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