Santa Maria a Monte

Santa Maria a Monte: all the houses and apartments face on a spiraling street.

Walking through the streets we can found traces of the difensive system in Middle Age: archs, houses, towers, clock towers. castles and Chiesa Collegiata, which preserve valuable  artworks.

In Santa Maria a Monte there is Osservatorio astronomico di Tavolaia. It is a town property and it is managed by  Associazione astronomica “Isaac Newton”.
The observatory is opened regularly to the public for osservative evenings, conferences, guided tours and other events.
There is also Museo Casa Carducci, the house in whic Carducci lived for some years of his life. In this house the tragedy of the writer’s brother suicide.
The town has built a guided tour through photos, documents, books.

The village is divided into Montecalvoli, San Donato, Ponticelli, Cerretti and Falorni.

vista aerea del borgo medievale di S.Maria a Monte

View of Santa Maria a Monte with the spiraling street


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B&B Le Tinte: 43.698385, 10.682835
B&B Casa Volpini: 43.681952, 10.695157
Santa Maria a Monte: 43.698690, 10.692397
Osservatorio Astronomico di Tavolaia: 43.736796, 10.673501
Museo Casa Carducci: 43.697542, 10.692598
Chiesa San Giovanni Evangelista e Maria Vergine Assunta: 43.698156, 10.693690
Oasi al Lago: 43.674656, 10.682976
Il Padrino: 43.702823, 10.686424
Osteria Di Pozzo: 43.706717, 10.704796
Albergo Borgo Il Poeta: 43.694617, 10.702679
Albergo Centro Neide: 43.694875, 10.706604