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Protected areas of Artimino and Pietramarina

Placed both along the Montalbano ridge, south of Prato, the two areas clearly show the signs of a shared history that crosses the Etruscan, Medieval and Medicean times, giving rise to a landscape of absolute value and suggestion. The territory of Artimino in particular owes its excellence, both to the great variety of hillsides, where farms, cultivations, vineyards and olive trees alternate with woods, in a mosaic of great ecological interest, and to the historic value of the settlements, still present here.
The medieval village and the Medici Villa are located on the two highest hills of the area from which you enjoy a panoramic view over the surrounding territories. The area of ​​Pietramarina is also characterized by the sum of landscape values ​​and Etruscan remains: in particular the summit of the homonymous mountain combines the magic of a secular holm-wood with the fascination of archaeological finds of Etruscan origin.
For its particular location Pietramarina Mountain is a wide range panorama spot: the view embraces the Plain, the Apennines and the entire provincial territory; from the so-called "Devil's Boulder" on the clearest days you can look up to the Leghorn coast and the Tyrrhenian Sea, from which probably the name "Pietramarina".