Incisa Valdarno

Visit Incisa Valdarno whose name was inspired by the unusual landscape in the Upper Valdarno which is full of cliff stratifications caused by the erosive action of the river waters. Here we can find the tower of the old castle incorporated into an old farmhouse. The paternal house of Francesco Petrarca, where the poet lived in his youth, together with the former Church of S. Biagio are both in the upper part of this "castle". The remains of the bridge, from which young Lucrezia jumped to escape the soldiers of the Prince of Orange in 1529, can still be seen in the river Arno. The Church of Vivaio has had a Baroque interior and a late-Renaissance open gallery since its restoration in 1538.