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Italy Cappella Madonna di Vitaleta

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Amongst the colourful southern Tuscany countryside beside the village of Vitaleta, lies a charming little Chapel of the Madonna di Vitaleta. One of the most photographed churches in Tuscany, this mystical building used to be the home of a Renaissance statue of the Madonna sculpted by the artist, Andrea della Robbia in 1590. Built in the middle of a hill, this spectacular attraction was restored in 1184 by the architect Giuseppe Partini and was recently classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Dotted across this magnificent countryside are many peaceful holiday villas and luxury accommodation to stay in and soak in the undisturbed natural beauty of the area.

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Travel Information

Get on the SP146 and drive until this point:
43.0818813,11.6457585
Enter the unasphalted path and drive carefully and slowly (there are deer and other animals running) around)
Park you car at the spot where you see a path going to the right with a huge gate 43.070389,11.6415638
Get your gear and walk to the gate and you will see that you can circumvent the gate on both sides.
Walk up the path (about 10 min. calm walk) until you get to the back of the Vitaleta.
On the left you will see at the far end of the valley "Buonvista"
Find yourself a spot (tread on the many paths that the photographers have created) and have a blast
Crowd Factor Just a few people
Best Timing Sunset during spring
Sunrise & Sunset 07:02 - 19:07 | current local time: 14:23
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