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Of strategic importance since at the border between the republics of Pisa and Florence, it was the scene of frequent clashes Ponsacco. In this period the birth of the old town, once surrounded by ramparts and walls, then destroyed by the Florentines.
Ponsacco is known as City Furniture and Furnishing: The Second World War saw the development of many small craft businesses active in the production of furniture and home furnishings, a tradition that continues today. On initiative of the furniture of Ponsacco in 1947 was inaugurated the Permanent Exhibition of Furniture, whose seven floors that house over one hundred displays of bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, living rooms and furnishings.
On the first floor you can visit the Wood Museum, which relives the early carpentry workshops and the tools used to build furniture.
Ponsacco retains the Oratory of the Madonna of the Cough, with fourteenth-century terracotta attributed to Luca della Robbia, and the church of San Giovanni with the baptismal font.
Nearby is the feudal village of Camugliano with Villa Niccolini, as Villa Medici, at the center of a private estate.
The district is mostly flat and urbanized. The only green lung over the Camugliano is the leisure area of Poggini, great place for a walk on foot or by bicycle.
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