In the heart of Tuscany, San Polo is an archaeological area with important findings, such as a polychromatic marble arch and several granite columns dating back to the Etruscan period, successively used for the building of a chapel in the Duomo of Arezzo.
With an altitude of 340 meters, San Polo is a few kilometers from the centre of Arezzo. It is the home of Chianti vineyards, hundred year old olive trees and villas. The climate is dry and in the summer a light breeze cheap oakley sunglasses cools the evenings spent dining under the wisteria pergola.
Villa Maggi and its romantic park, is situated between the antique Romanesque church of San Polo, and the sixteenth century sanctuary of “Madonna del Giuncheto”, which was built there when a water cult brought many women cheap birkenstock sandals outlet to drink from a source believed to stimulate maternal milk for those who had none.
During then Imperial age of the Romans this site was an agricultural area with two important farms, lookout towers and both civil and military roads. Built upon the remains of a Roman tower now incorporated within the walls, the Villa was cheap tag heuer replica watches successively enriched with architectural and structural elements until end of 19th – beginning of 20th century.
Villa Maggi’s name comes from an ancient family of aristocrats and lawyers that owned it for about two centuries; in fact, the fireplace in the hall bears the Maggi’s coat of arms. During the Renaissance it was called Villa Ruscelli, from the name of another ancient noble Arezzo family, probably responsible for most of its present form, especially on the northern side. Villa Maggi is situated on a high bank, providing an incredible view towards Arezzo, its magnificent late-gothic duomo, other villas, and the rolling hills of Tuscany.
The olive grooves, vineyards, and cypress trees around Villa Maggi, dominate and symbolize the yet uncontaminated Tuscan countryside.