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Sesto Fiorentino


Sesto Fiorentino is located "ad sextum lapidem", that means "near the sixth milestone", referring to the distance from Florence.
The town developed largely during the Roman period, even if many archaeological relics document that the area was inhabited since the Neolithic Age.
During the Middle Age it was subject first to the Archbishop of Florence (who, according to the tradition, excommunicated the population because they refused to pay the expensive taxes) and then to the Republic of Florence.
In 1735 Marquis Carlo Ginori founded the first porcelain plant in Europe, the Manifattura di Doccia.
Among the most interesting monuments to see in Sesto Fiorentino we point out here the Pieve di San Martino (Saint Martin Parish), the Chiesa di Santa Maria a Quinto (Saint Mary in Quinto Church), the Convento di Santa Lucia (Saint Lucia Convent), the Villa Paolina (Paolina Villa), the Villa Solaria (Solaria Villa) and the Museo delle Porcellane (Museum of the Porcelains).


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