Visit Rignano sull'Arno where the Church of S. Clemente a Sociana contains a Rossellino bas-relief and two candlesticks decorated with angels by Mino da Fiesole. The famous painter and writer, Ardengo Soffici (1879-1964), was born here. The villa of Torre a Cona, with its magnificent Renaissance architecture, overlooks the Arno Valley. The castle of Sammezzano is a 19th century reconstruction, in a revivalistic architectural style with Arabic-Moorish decorations, of the ancient castle of the Altoviti family, once property of the Medici and later, in 1605, of the Ximenes d'Aragona family; it is now a hotel and restaurant.