Guided tour of San Giovanni Valdarno

San Giovanni Valdarno

Painter Masaccio's homeland

Places of interest in San Giovanni Valdarno

max 3 hours


entrance ticket to the Museum of the Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie (the visit is available upon request)

The guided tour in Valdarno with Cortona Tourist Guide includes a stop-over in the lovely town of San Giovanni Valdarno, one of the so-called “New Lands” wanted by the Florentine Republic in 1299 according to a project attributed to Arnolfo di Cambio, who designed a perfect orthogonal street network encircled by rectangular walls.

San Giovanni Valdarno is also known as the hometown of Masaccio, one of the greatest artists of the 15th century, whose birth house today hosts contemporary art exhibitions. The guided tour of San Giovanni Valdarno organised by Cortona Tourist Guide starts from Palazzo Pretorio, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, which is seat of the new Museo delle Terre Nuove, and continues with a visit to the Church of San Lorenzo, built in the 14th century, and to the Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie and the adjacent museum rich in works of art such as the spectacular Annunciation by painter Fra Angelico.