A villa in the Val di Pesa
The Pesa is a river 53 km long that traverses the Provinces of Florence and Sienna in Tuscany, Italy. The Val di Pesa - the Valley of the River Pesa, is the name given to the areas along the river and also includes much of its watershed.
The average altitude of the River Pesa basin is 286 m. The river is
effectively a seasonal torrent in parts and remains without water in its final stretch during the summer.
Some of the towns and villages along the Val di Pesa that incorporate the name of the valley into their names are:
The River Pesa
Emanuele Repetti in his famous
Dizionario Geografico Fisico Storico della Toscana
lists the historic stone bridges that are located along the course of the Pesa,
starting with the one located near the Fosso delle Stinche and continuing with
that on the via
Chiantigiana at the level of Poggio di Monte
Bernardi, the Romagliano located at Sambuca Val di Pesa on the via
Senese-Romana, the grandiose Ponte Nuovo also on the via Senese-Romana at the foot of Tavarnelle Val di
Pesa, the bridge at San Casciano located on the road to San Pancrazio and finally
that at Cerbaia.
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