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Cavriglia
Cavriglia has origins in the Etruscan times, but it was largely developed in the Roman era. This can be seen by the Pieve di San Giovanni Battista. During the medieval period the Montaio Castello was the main stronghold of the area. It got completely destroyed during the fights between the Guelfi and Ghibellini in 1252, but was rebuilt and used as a defence point of the Florence area.
In the early 1800s the various, small hamlets that make up the area around Cavriglia were united to create the Cavriglia municipality.



Parco di Cavriglia
The Cavriglia park covers an area of 600 hectars and has many walking paths and a picnic area. There is a large selection of free roaming animals, making this an ideal place for children.
There is a small entry fee.
The park is open every day from Monday to Saturday.


Roseto Botanico Carla Fineschi
Established in 1967, the Carla Fineschi Botanical Rose Garden houses rose species and hybrids from all over the world. It is a non lucrative, unique, private collection which aims to maintain a scientific collection of roses. The Cavriglia Rose Garden came to life thanks to Prof. Gianfranco Fineschi, a professor at the faculty of medicine at the Cattolica University of Rome. Overtime the garden and has improved and is constantly expanding with new species.
The garden is open from the first Sunday in May to the last Sunday of June. There is a small entrance fee which goes to maintain the garden.
Web: www.rosetofineschi.it


SHOPPING

Coop Supermarket

A small chain supermarket with a reasonable selection of products. There is a large wine department.
Opening times: Mon-Sat 8.00-12.45 and 16.30-19.30
Address: Piazza Berlinguer 5, Cavriglia



Grocery shop
Gastrinomia Sestilia
A small, traditional grocery shop which also has a selection of pre-made local dishes.
Opening times: Mon-Sat  7.30-13.00 and 16.30-19.30
Address: Via ponte di Sasso 2, Cavriglia

Bakery
Dolce Forno
There is a good selection of breads, snacks, pastries and cakes. For special occasions it is possible or order cakes.
Opening times: Mon-Sat 7.30-13.00
Location: Viale P. di Piemonte 20

Take away Pizza
Pizza Doc
Very good take away Pizza. Is possible to eat your sliced take away pizza there as there are some tables outide but there is no service.
Opening times: 16.30 - 21.00
Closed on Monday
Location: Via Ponte di Sasso 8





Bank
Monte dei Paschi di Siena
The bank is open in the mornings. Outside there is an ATM which accepts credit cards.
Location: Via A. Moro 2

Pharmacy
Tel: +39 055966021
Opening times: Mon-Fri 9.00-13.00 and 16.30-20.00. Saturday 9.00- 12.30
Location: Viale Caduti 29 

Hospital
The nearest hospital with emergency room is in Montevarchi, about 10km away.

Post office
Opening times: Mon-Fri 8.20- 13.45 and Saturday 8.20-12.45
Location: Via Aldo Moro 8

Church
There is a mass on Sunday at 9.00 and at 11.00

Petrol Station
There is an Eni petrol station which has service during the day, except on Sundays. When closed there there is a self-service machine, make sure you have cash notes.

Tourist office
Opening times: Mon-Sat 10-13
Location: Viale Principe di Piemonte 9


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