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Peccioli stands on the hills with its distinctive bell tower of the Parish of St. Verano (sec. XI), the architect Bellincioni, containing valuable works of the Pisan school. The nearby Praetorian Palace, whose facade stand out are symbols of power, houses the Museum of Russian Icons, dedicated to the journalist Francesco Bigazzi, Moscow correspondent, who gave the Peccioli his collection of icons of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Nearby is the International School and Laboratory of icons, which organizes seminars, restoration and painting in collaboration with the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg.
Peccioli also houses a museum center run by the Foundation for Art Peccioli including the Archaeological Museum (with the recent finds of Etruscan Sanctuary Ortaglia), the Museum Collection Etchings and Lithographs, the Bell Tower and the Museum of Sacred Art, forthcoming opening.
Peccioli not surprising only for its cultural offerings, but also for the theater. The "Peccioli Teatro" company produces shows by Italian and foreign authors in the Amphitheatre Source Mazzola, situated between the hills and built in harmony with the surrounding landscape. Among the events will signal the summer festival "Eleven Peccioli Lune" and winter "Fiabesque", dedicated to the world of the fairy tale. For children also a Prehistoric Park with reconstructions of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals in fiberglass.
Nearby, the beautiful hilly countryside with vineyards and olive trees, many hamlets are scattered, among which are the former castle and ancient church of Factory, with its astronomical observatory Libbiano destination for fans and Legoli that features the Santa Chapel Caterina a tabernacle of Benozzo Gozzoli. Peccioli was awarded by the Italian Touring Club with the orange flag, brand and promote the area of tourism services.
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