A frazione of Bucine, the borgo of Capannole is a preserved Medieval hamlet that is worth a look. While documents of its presence go back to the Middle Ages, archeological finds demonstrate there was a Roman settlement here, and signs of habitation in farther antiquity periods. Along the Ambra River, the remains of Roman villas were uncovered. With its hill location at a strategic point between Arezzo, Siena and Firenze, it was also a cross roads and scene of squirmishes between the ever-warring city-states.
The Castello Ambra and circular borgo, and the church La Pieve di San Quirico, a fifth-century gothic church are things to see, while in the nearby area is the Torre di Galatrona, a 27-meter tall medieval tower with ceramics and a multimedia presentation (plus views from the top!), and the Lago di Campaldoni, for a quiet placid moment on a small lake.
Despite its tiny size, there are several restaurants here to enjoy the Tuscan specialities of the Arezzo province.
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