The beautiful Villino Blu stands in a panoramic and quiet position on the slopes of Pratomagno in the heart of the Upper Arno Valley, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, and offering a spectacular view of the valley.
Loro Ciuffenna with its favorable position in the heart of central Tuscany, its geographical location is equidistant between the three most important cities of art in Tuscany, such as Siena, Florence and Arezzo allows you to reach the most important cities of art in Tuscany , all reachable in less than an hour by car or by train, the railway station is located only 10 km from Villino Blu.
About two kilometers away is the village of Loro Ciuffenna, where many characteristics of this ancient medieval hamlet have been preserved – like the PIEVE DI SAN PIETRO A GROPINA, an 8th century AD Roman parish church
The Pieve di San Pietro a Gropina is the most visited church in the whole province of Arezzo
it is a splendid Romanesque building with very particular characteristics, with splendid capitals, with a truly unique pulpit and with a church of Lombard origin which is located under the floor of the current one.
To the visitor, the PIEVE presents itself with a simple façade that repeats the internal tripartition, made of filaretto sandstone masonry: the interior has three naves and encloses the pulpit which is the crowning glory of all the artistic beauty enclosed in the Pieve di S .Pietro in Gropina.
This is an admirable, unique, particular and very ancient work (even from the 8th century), a work in which art becomes symbolism and mystery is the crowning glory of all the artistic beauty contained in the Pieve di S. Pietro a Gropina : it is worthwhile to come here even just to be able to see and admire this wonderful, unique, particular and very ancient work (even from the 8th century), a work in which art becomes symbolism and mystery.
I must add that in my excursions up and down Tuscany pulpits I have seen many, but never like this: there are neither so ancient nor of this workmanship with intertwined columns (the column with the knot expresses the greatest mystery of the faith: the Trinity of God, because there is a God in three equal and distinct persons: Father and Son expressed with the two knotted columns and there is the Holy Spirit whose symbol is the knot