Holidays in Cantagallo
Cantagallo is a small town of 3,000 inhabitants about being part of the province of Prato. Composed by small fractions, Cantagallo is the ideal place for tourists seeking a holiday in contact with nature.
Fractions: Water, Carmignanello, The Fabbro, Fossato, Gavignano, Gricigliana, Luicciana, Miglianico, La Rocca di Cerbaia
Name inhabitants Cantagallesi
Holy Patron: San Michele Arcangelo
Day holiday: Sept. 29
Un po 'di history ...
Located in high Val di Bisenzio, Cantagallo, we witness to the fact that the first settlements in the territory date back to Etruscan times. Of Roman you have testimonies especially regarding the names of various fractions as Luicciana, Miglianico, Campagnana, Gricigliana and others.
Scene of a major expansion, both from an economic and demographic over the years Cantagallo was able to expand and Luicciana it became the capital, with a discreet development between 700 and 800. With the arrival of Germans in 1944 the territory of Cantagallo was completely destroyed.
To visit ...
Church of San Michele a Luicciana
Inside there is a beautiful Madonna and Child, while the high altar with San Michele is the work of Guido Reni.
Church of Santa Maria a Castello
Inside, on the high altar is a table Four Saints with around a Madonna and Child.
Chiesa di San Biagio a Cantagallo
Inside, on the more you can admire a wooden crucifix of the eighteenth century Madonna and Child with Saints and four of the'600.
Paths in nature ...
Nature Reserve Acquerino-Cantagallo stretching between the towns of Cantagallo and Montemurlo in the province of Prato and Pistoia. As regards flora in the park are the dominant species like the chestnut and cerro.
Along streams instead meet the osier, the black alder and the core, while the undergrowth is characterized by tall grasses and enough fertile areas where it is easy to meet the blackberries of broom and charcoal burners, especially typical of the place. Inside the forest you can admire the "Faggioni of Luogomano." The fauna consists of several species including deer and the deer and predators such as fox, the Faina, weasel and skunk. Among the birds of prey are distinguished the buzzards, a kestrel, peregrine falcon, the lodolaio and kestrel falcon.