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Surroundings » COLLE VAL D'ELSA
Colle di Val d'Elsa is located in the center of Tuscany between Siena, Florence and Volterra and just 13 km from San Gimignano, along the Via Francigena. We find various documents confirming the presence of the town from the tenth century, although it gains in importance only in early 1300, when, under Florence, it was used against the Sienese Monteriggioni. In the following years the city continued to gain power, continuing to be on the side of the Medici family.
Always the history and economy of Colle are inextricably linked to the waters of the river Elsa, which permitted the development of productive activities such as paper mills, woolen manufactures and finally the laboratories of glass and later of crystal. In the nineteenth century it was called "the Bohemia of Italy", but today it has become "City of Crystal", holding only 15% of world production, and over 95% of the Italian one.

The most interesting part is undoubtedly that of Colle Alta, perched on a hill and enclosed by a circle of walls still partially visible. Walking through the streets of Colle Alta, one can encounter various buildings of interest such as the Praetorian Palace, seat of the Archaeological Museum Bianchi Bandinelli, the Cathedral and the Palazzo dei Priori, used as a Civic and Religious Art museum. Colle also boasts numerous tower houses, including the most famous, the Arnolfo di Cambio, the famous sculptor and architect of the place.

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