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Signa

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Signa is located on the right bank of the Arno river and the first document that certified the existence of this town date back to 930, when Bishop Rambaldo donated the Parish of Signa to Florence's Chapter-house.
Signa became an important centre for river trades and towards Tuscan hinterland so that in 1326 the captain of mercenaries Castruccio Castracani, from Lucca, destroyed the town and its bridge built on the Arno river, helped by the Imperial army. After the sack the Florentines rebuilt the bridge and fortified the town.
Among the most interesting monuments to see in Signa we point out here the Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista (Saint John Baptist Church), the Chiesa di San Lorenzo (Saint Lorenz Church), the Chiesa di Santa Maria in Castello (Saint Mary in Castello Church), the Chiesa di San Mauro a Signa (Saint Mauro in Signa Church), the Chiesa di San Miniato (Saint Miniato Church), the Oratorio di San Rocco (Saint Rocco Oratory), the Museo della paglia (Museum of the straw) and the Parco Reani (Reani Park).

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