always a complex task to condense in one volume – even when lavishly
illustrated, a land as full of treasures as San Casciano. Rich in history and
tradition, architectural and environmental beauty, stratified cultures that
have produced over the centuries a community able to conserve, to transmit and
update its values with the changing times, to embrace famous personages as well
as the ordinary men and women whose work has moulded our landscape while
protecting its natural beauty.
The efforts of our community, and of the municipal Administration in
particular, have focused on keeping alive the memory of those who have, in
various manner and in different capacities, conferred glory on our town, as amply
described in these pages: from Niccolò Machiavelli to Antonio Morrocchesi, from
Giuseppe Sarchiani to Francesco Lucardesi. Similar attention is devoted to
conserving and enhancing the parishes, churches and castles abounding in the
land around San Casciano; and to the works, some of them displayed in our
municipal museum, of world-famous artists – from Ambrogio Lorenzetti to Coppo
di Marcovaldo and Simone Martini – as well as the priceless archaeological
finds unearthed in our territory.
Introductions by Massimiliano Pescini, Chiara Molducci.
Contributions by Sara Gremoli, Barbara Arbeid, Francesco Bellini, Teresa Ulivelli, Nicoletta Matteuzzi, Cinzia Dugo, Francesco Fusi, Laura Berni, Mesi Bartoli, Nada Bacic, Maria Vittoria Nervi, Andrea Settefonti.