Open Air Museum Serravalle Pistoiese

Visiting the open air museum of Serravalle Pistoiese means walk through one of the most relevant borgo in Tuscany, remained almost untouched within centuries: on the east side of town you can still see parts of the 13th century castle: the Tower of Barbarossa, which dates from 1177 has been recently restored and is now open to public. Inside the perimeter of the castle is the Parish church of Santo Stefano, with a Romanesque façade and bell tower built with fortification material.Another monument in the church square is the tiny Oratory of the Compagnia della Vergine Assunta.On the west side of town, some relics of the 14th century castle built by Castruccio Castracani, including the unusual hexagonal tower facing the valley of Nievole river.

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