Torre di Galatrona

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Torre di Galatrona

The Tower of Galatrona is what remains of one of the most important castles in  Valdambra areas. From land registry documents of the early fifteenth century appears that the Galatrona castle hosted inside a fortified village, consisting of about twenty small houses, occupied almost exclusively by farmers and smallholders. The watch tower, with the ruins of the access port, is what remains of the castle; and it is located at the end of a long rocky spur sloping down from Monteluco Chianti, within an archaeological site with ruins of Byzantine city walls and medieval houses. Most important is the "Pieve di San Giovanni Battista" of the early Christian era with the Piccolomini emblem of 1619. Inside there is a ciborium and a Saint John Baptist by Giovanni della Robbia between 1517 and 1521.


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