Chianni

The town of Chianni, where the castle and the churches of Santa Maria del Carmelo and of San Donato can be admired, is in the province of Pisa.


Pieve di Santa Maria a ChianniThe town of Chianni, where the castle and the churches of Santa Maria del Carmelo and of San Donato can be admired, is in the province of Pisa.
The origin of the first population in Chianni, is Etruscan as the graves found in the town's territory demonstrate. Information on the village is in the archives of Pisa and date to 1086.
Chianni was a castle of Lombard origins and Pisa, Florence and Volterra contended for it for a long time. in 1288 it swore its loyalty to the bishopric of Volterra causing the Pisans's reaction who conquered it under the lead of Guido di Montefeltro. At the half of the XIV century, after a new rebellion against this sea-faring republic, the Emperor Charles V settled the bishop of Volterra was the ruler of the town again. In 1406, Chianni entered the Florentine dominions.
The town throve thanks to its mines of alum, namely a sulphate that is much used in the Tuscan textile industry. This is how the town earned itself the attention of the Medici, who transformed it into a marquisate and gave it as a feud to the Riccardi family of Florence together with other territories. Between the XVII and the XVIII century, the territory was also a destination of pilgrimage in the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Carmine, raised on the foundations of the ancient XV-century church of Santa Maria di Chianni.
At the half of the XVIII century, the sanctuary became a lazaret that housed the victims of a violent cholera epidemic. Because of such event, the structure went through numerous changes. Its modern architectural appearance was re-established around 1930, only. Chianni entered the Town Hall of Rosignano with the Leopoldine reforms of 1776 and experienced the Italian Risorgimento and the two World Wars. After the Second World War, the countryside was depopulated because of the nearby industrial centres.

Chianni, which is famous for its sulphureous waters, still keeps most of its medieval structure and it is surrounded by Turkey oaks woods, oak groves and chestnut woods. The latter produce the "Marrone di Rivalto", an excellent kind of chestnut. Today, Rivalto is a hamlet of Chianni and it also was the hometown of the Blessed Giordano da Rivalto, a preacher who was born in 1260 and who died in 1311 after he was called in Paris. Here, he would have taken the title of "magister", a honour that was attributed to illustrious scholars in the Middle Ages.


Chianni: discover the surroundings

  • Casciana Terme Casciana Terme (5 km)
    Numerous building of architectural interest rise in Casciana Terme territory, such as the church of Santa Maria Assunta. Yet, the town is famous for its baths, above all.
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  • Santa Luce lake Santa Luce lake (6 km)
    The oasis of Santa Luce lake, with the over 150 censussed kinds, it represents an important area of standstill for the migratory birds and every season it has his protagonists.
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  • Valdera Valdera (9 km)
    The Park of the Valdera region consists of six municipalities: Capannoli, Chianni, Lajatico, Peccioli, Palaia, and Terriciola.
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  • Peccioli Peccioli (9 km)
    In the town of Peccioli, founded in the Middle age, you can visit the Beyond preserving its medieval structure, Peccioli includes a territory rich in rural landscapes and ancient small villages.
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  • Lari and Vicari Castle Lari and Vicari Castle (10 km)
    The small town of Lari is situated where three ridges of the highest Pisan hills meet and has been inhabited since Etruscan times.
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  • Montecatini Val di Cecina Montecatini Val di Cecina (14 km)
    The town of Montecatini Val di Cecina is in the province of Pisa in its homonym valley.
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  • Fauglia Fauglia (14 km)
    Fauglia has preserved the features of the typical rural town as evidence of a farming settlement that has all but disappeared.
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  • Palaia Palaia (17 km)
    Palaia is an agricultural zone situated on one of the highest ridges that divides the valley of Arno from the Valdera.
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  • Montescudaio Montescudaio (18 km)
    The town of Montescudaio lies on the first coastal hills that rise from the Cecina seashore but it is included in the province of Pisa.
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  • Piaggio Museum Piaggio Museum (19 km)
    A real homage to the culture of mobility, the Piaggio Museum allows you to discover the history of the company together with the development of industry, economy and society.
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  • Volterra Volterra (20 km)
    Volterra is one of the finest and lesser known hilltop towns tucked away in the heart of Tuscany.
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  • Casale Marittimo Casale Marittimo (21 km)
    Casale Marittimo has always been a territory rich in resources with numerous springs and salt mines and it has been inhabited since the Etruscan times as the above-mentioned Necropolis of Casa Nocera demonstrates.
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  • Montaione Montaione (23 km)
    The town of Montaione is in the province of Florence, but it is at an equal distance from all the most important cities in Tuscany.
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  • Monastery of San Vivaldo Monastery of San Vivaldo (23 km)
    The monastery of San Vivaldo is certainly bound up with a succession of the Franciscan's Office leaving here a notable trace.
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  • Vicopisano Vicopisano (24 km)
    One of the characteristics of the Municipality of Vicopisano is the high number of villages covered by its administration .
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  • Etruscan coast Etruscan coast (24 km)
    Etruscan coast is the name of the coastal belt which encloses the natural oasis of Bolgheri, the splendid pine-wood of Cecina, the rolling countryside of Bibbona, Bolgheri and Monte Calvi.
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Accommodations in the area


    • Viareggio (Lucca)
    • 48 km from Chianni

    Villa Torre del Lago 5 beds

    Typical Tuscan farmhouse for rent in Torre del Lago, Massaciuccoli area with 3 bedrooms and 5 beds, just 1 km from the Tuscany coast.
    Ideal solution for small groups or families looking for a villa for rent not far from the sea in a context of absolute privacy.

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    • Lucca (Lucca)
    • 48 km from Chianni

    Historic Villa Lucca 12 beds pool

    Historic villa 14 km from the center of Lucca immersed in the green of the Tuscan vineyards and olive groves, it has a private swimming pool and a large park.
    Set on 350 square meters in a dominant position offers a unique view of the hills of Tuscany.

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    • Massarosa (Lucca)
    • 49 km from Chianni

    Stone Farmhouse Massarosa 8 beds pool

    Stone farmhouse in typical Tuscan style skilfully and elegantly renovated in a dominant position on the hills of Massarosa with spectacular views that reach the sea of Tuscany. The farmhouse has a swimming pool with whirlpool.
    Perfect solution for those that search the real authentic Tuscany staying in the hills but not far from the Versilia sea.

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    • Massarosa (Lucca)
    • 52 km from Chianni

    Farmhouse Massarosa 14 beds pool

    Beautiful ancient Tuscan farmhouse completely renovated located on Tuscan hills 10 km from the golf course of Versilia. The villa can accommodate up to 14 people.
    An oasis of peace for those looking for a stay in the Tuscan hills while staying close to the sea. Perfect for a relaxing holiday in close contact with nature.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 55 km from Chianni

    Charming villa Tuscany coast 14 beds pool

    Eighteenth-century villa located in a picturesque area of the Tuscan hills at the foot of the Apuan Alps, the villa has a park with swimming pool and tennis court.
    The spacious suites of the villa embellished with charming details and enhanced by modern comforts will make your stay an unforgettable experience.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 55 km from Chianni

    Villa Pieve di Camaiore 8 beds pool

    Luxury and charming villa with swimming pool for rent surrounded by the green hills of Camaiore not far from the sea of the Tuscan coast.
    The villa is ideal for those looking for an oasis of absolute peace and relaxation guaranteed by the elevated position and the external fence in style.

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    • Massarosa (Lucca)
    • 55 km from Chianni

    Villa Massarosa 10 beds pool

    Beautiful and spacious villa in the countryside located in the hills of Versilia, 3 km from the golden beaches of the Tuscan coast with private pool and park.
    Perfect solution to stay in the green hills of Tuscany, 3 km from the golden beaches of Versilia

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 55 km from Chianni

    Restored Farmhouse Camaiore 9 beds pool

    Beautiful fully restored farmhouse located on the hills of Camaiore. The villa is surrounded by a park of 2500 square meters in which is inserted the beautiful pool.
    Thanks to the dominant position on the valley from the farmhouse you can enjoy a beautiful 360 ° panoramic view.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 56 km from Chianni

    Villa Prato di Sopra Camaiore 10 beds pool

    This villa is really some thing special, perched on the top of a hill the views are endlessly breath taking.
    This villa is really some thing special, perched on the top of a hill the views are endlessly breath taking.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 56 km from Chianni

    Villa Camaiore Hills 7 beds pool

    Wonderful villa with swimming pool surrounded by greenery, tranquility and privacy of the Pieve di Camaiore about 10 km from the sea of the Tuscan coast.
    The villa has all the comforts necessary to ensure an unforgettable stay in Tuscany and is the ideal solution for small groups up to 7 people who want to stay in the countryside but not far from the sea of Versilia.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 56 km from Chianni

    Villa Camaiore Hills 10 beds pool

    Villa located 3 km from the center of Camaiore in a quiet and sunny position 10 km from Tuscan sea.
    Ideal for those looking for a villa accommodation on the hills of Versilia a few miles from Tuscan sea.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 56 km from Chianni

    Residenza d'Epoca I Pini

    Historical house HOTEL I PINI : In Lido di Camaiore in Tuscany 100 meters from the sea only, a place of serenity and charm in Versilia!
    The Residenza d'Epoca HOTEL I PINI is an ancient villa in 1900 in Liberty style, completely renovated which still has all the charm of the residence of the painter / Ceramist Galileo Chini.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 57 km from Chianni

    Villa Lido di Camaiore 9 beds pool

    Detached villa with pool and annex in Lido di Camaiore in the heart of Versilia. The beaches of Lido di Camaiore are just 1.5 km away.
    Ideal solution to stay in a villa in Lido di Camaiore.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 58 km from Chianni

    Villa Camaiore Hills 10 beds pool

    Amazing villa in rustic Tuscan style located on the hills of Versilia with a large park with swimming pool.
    Thanks to its elevated position you can enjoy a fantastic view that sweeps up to the sea of Versilia.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 59 km from Chianni

    Countryhouse Camaiore 16 beds pool

    Ancient and charming country house located in Camaiore on the Tuscan hills and just 10 km from the sea of Versilia.
    The villa is the ideal solution for those looking for a solution of typical Tuscan charm and in a position of absolute tranquility and relaxation.

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