Bientina is an italian town in the Province of Pisa, located in the area between the plain of Lucca and the southern “Valdarno” (Arno river valley), in Tuscany.
Bientina, village of artisans which, despite having lost its ancient medieval guise, offers to the visitors sites such as the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, where the remains of San Valentino are conserved, the Museum of Sacred Art, the Etruscan Museum and the Church of San Girolamo;
Craftsmanship is still an important resource for the town. The fourth Saturday and fourth Sunday of each month in Piazza dei Borghi takes place the traditional antiques market, with the presence of numerous exhibitors with furniture and various objects.
Among the main town events we are glad to mention Palio di San Valentino and the Carnevale Bientinese.
Museo degli Etruschi e della Storia Antica del Territorio di Bientina “V. Bernardi” has been inaugurated after important archaeological recoveries that testify the presence of Etruscan in the territory such as amphoras, ceramics, necklaces and earrings.
Most of these elements belong to a grave discovered during some excavations near Bientina’s swamp.
The museum has been entitled to Vittorio Bernardi, an expert in archeology.
The town is home of the protected natural area of Tanali Forest , in “Caccialupi”.
The area hosts many types of environment such as wet gardens, trees, reeds and a lake. Thanks to this, it hosts also many species of animals and plants.
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WHERE TO EAT
WHERE TO SLEEP
How to get there
By bus: from Pontedera get in the bus to Buti or Lucca
By car: SGC FI-PI-LI to Firenze exit at Pontedera Est and go along SS439 to
By plane: Aeroporto Peretola
By car: exit from S.G.C. FI-PI-LI in Cascina and go on SS67bis to Vicopisano
By car: SGC FI-PI-LI to Firenze, exit at Pontedera Est and keep going on SS439 to Lucca
By train: Pontedera – Casciana Terme Station; from here go on by bus to Buti or Lucca, or by taxi