Lucignano: the pearl of the Valdichiana

Feb 22, 2024 689

BY: Rita Cipalla

Walk the quiet stone streets of Lucignano and it’s easy to see why it was named one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. This small fortified village in Tuscany, not far from Arezzo, is famous not only for its cultural and historical significance but also for its efforts to preserve and promote an authentic way of life.

The Beautiful Towns of Italy initiative, I Borghi più Belli dItalia, was started in 2001 to preserve and maintain villages that exemplify extraordinary historic and cultural heritage. In 2023, there were 349 such towns in Italy, with 29 in Tuscany, including Lucignano. Each has unique characteristics. 

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