CULTURE IN VAL DI LIMA, TUSCANY
The Val di Lima is rich in culture and traditions. The history of those places have left indelible traces still rooted in the territory, impressed in the villages, and alive in the local traditions.
What has been described as a proper “Chestnut Civilisation” survives nowadays in the culture of appreciating the value of chestnuts in all their uses.
Churches and parish churches all over the territory embody various and different architectural styles. The precious museums born within their walls are a sign of their artistic value.
From Jacopo della Quercia and his father, Piero d’Angela, to the sculptures ascribed to the Giotto school, up to the countless symbols left after the Knights Templars, picturesque churches and parish churches, mysteries and religious cults all blend in perfect harmony.
During its most glorious past, the Valley was a well known and desired centre for
musicians, great political figures and nobles from all over the world, who made the Lima Valley a cradle of international (mostly French, English and German) culture.
A further strong tradition carefully maintained by local artisans is the craft of creating figurines, which continues to be renowned worldwide for its excellence.
A poetic atmosphere still pervades the Valley, where modern writers of great value continue to appreciate and transmit the beauty of this enchanted and unspoiled place.