The territory on the Village of Loro, ever changing and charming in its natural landscapes, shows the sign of a human settlement of medieval origins perfectly integrated with the surrounding environment. The fortified castle of Loro is situated on a sunny coast straight down the Ciuffenna stream that in this point flows in a deep rocky gorge. The centre was based on a crossing axis that originated from its gates, one of which used to be upstream of the still visible medieval bridge, the other by another bridge on a stream that does not exist anymore. The part of the built area situated upstream was dominated by the castle, the one downstream was made up of a dense cluster of buildings. There are numerous architectural traces dating back to the Middle Ages; for instance mention is made of the Church of S. Maria Assunta of the 13th century and the characteristic Romanesque bridge with the typical pointed stone arcade. Near the Town-hall there is the Venturino Venturi Museum, after the sculptor and painter born in Loro on 1918. The museum was opened in 1993 and gathers both paintings and sculptures, some inspired by war events and others by the local cultures and the land of Loro, which Venturino wanted to pay homage to
Via Sette Ponti Ponente 7
52024 Loro Ciuffenna (Ar)
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How to reach Villino Blu GPS: 43°35'19'' N - 11°36'52'' E
Exit at ‘Valdarno’ of the Autosole A1 Milan-Rome Highway: COMING FROM EITHER MILAN OR BOLOGNA (e.g. FROM THE NORTH), TAKE THE SECOND EXIT AFTER ‘FIRENZE SUD’; COMING FROM ROME (e.g. FROM THE SOUTH), TAKE THE FIRST EXIT AFTER ‘AREZZO’.
Turn right and follow the signs for Terranuova Bracciolini, then for Penna and after that for Loro Ciuffenna (about 8 km from ‘Valdarno’ exit).
After having passed the village of Penna, you will find a long straight street (approx. 2 km), at the end of which is a roundabout. Turn right and enter into the village of Loro Ciuffenna: turn left in the direction of Castelfranco di Sopra and, after about 2 km, on the right you will find the sign to Villino Blu (turn right) after approximately 300 meters.
Or you can write on Goole Map or Apple Map the name of the villa VILLINO BLU
Loro Ciuffenna one of the most beautiful villages in Italy