Scandicci

Italy

Scandicci is a comune (municipality) of c. 50,000 inhabitants in the Metropolitan City of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 6 kilometres (4 miles) southwest of Florence.

Scandicci borders the following municipalities: Campi BisenzioFlorenceImprunetaLastra a SignaMontespertoliSan Casciano in Val di PesaSigna.

The settlement of Scandicci appeared in 1774 as Torri, and was later enlarged to incorporate several neighbouring communities.

Main sights

  • Villa i Collazzi, a Mannerist building whose design is attributed to Michelangelo.
  • Villa Pestellini
  • San Giuliano a Settimo – Badia or Abbey first documented from 774.
  • Sant’Alessandro a Giogoli– Romanesque-style Pieve or parish church first documented from 1035; it has a nave with two aisles (the latter, together with the transept, decorated in Baroque style). In the rectory is a fresco by Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio and a canvas by Francesco Conti.
  • Pieve di San Vincenzo
  • San Martino alla Palma– Church with a 16th-century portico. The interior, on a single nave, houses a 14th-century Madonna with Child Enthroned.
  • Sant’Andrea – Church at Mosciano, with some 13th-14th century paintings.
  • Acciaiolo – 14th century defense structure and aristocratic manor, now in public ownership.

Nearby is also the Badia a Settimo.

Contact

Scandicci
email
urp@comune.scandicci.fi.it
address
Piazzale della Resistenza, 1 50018 Scandicci (FI)
phone
O55055