S.Andrea a Percussina

One of the secondary roads for San Casciano goes through Chiesanuova, and then S. Andrea in Percussina, famous because Niccolò Macciavelli lived here when in exile: the villa, now Bossi-Pucci (known as the Albergaccio) stands close by the Hostelry where Macchiavelli used to "let off steam". Faltignano and its Church of S. Bartolomeo (13th cent.), with late 14th and 15th century works inside, lies a little further on. The 12th cent. Church of S. Maria a Casavecchia, containing a Della Robbia polychrome altarpiece in terracotta, stands just outside Spedaletto, followed by 18th cent. Villa Antinori, just before the road meets the Cassia.