Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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Calci

Calci - veduta panoramica Calci

Calci is a few kilometers from Pisa, at the foot of Monti Pisani and center Valgraziosa. The valley, which has the appearance of an amphitheater, contains the villages on its slopes, which together constitute Calci.

Today Kicks is an agricultural crop around the church of SS. John and Ermolao, surrounded by terraced olive at the bottom and the top is dominated by the Monte Serra, covered with pine and chestnut. From above, a clear day you can admire the beautiful city of Pisa, ranging from the Tuscan archipelago.


Due to its strategic location and the presence of the nearby fortress of Verruca, football has always been involved in bloody wars between medieval Pisa and Florence. Since the sixteenth century, however, the country began to develop around the course of the creek, where until the last century there were more than a hundred mills driven by water wheels. The favorable climate all year for walks through interesting places in terms of natural, environmental, historical and artistic.

Calci has two sites of tourist importance: the Certosa Monument and the Museum of Natural History and Territory, University of Pisa.

Founded in the fifteenth century thanks to the legacy of an Armenian merchant, the Certosa di Pisa is a monument in the Baroque style consists of a large courtyard dedicated to the life and the common point of contact with the outside world and a series of buildings that surround it in which the cells are extracted, the gardens and the rooms are more private, for the regulation of Carthusian life. Among these, the apartment of the prior, the library, the historical and pharmacy. Inhabited by the Carthusian monks until the Seventies, the Charterhouse is now open for visits.

One wing of the complex houses the Museum of Natural History and Territory, University of Pisa, which includes collections palaeontological, mineralogical and zoological, as well as hosting a gallery of cetaceans among the largest in Europe and new rooms devoted to dinosaurs.

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