The Basilica of Santa
Maria in Impruneta is famous for the cult of the Virgin Mary, which
has followed the discovery of the image of the Virgin. The picture
of the Virgin Mary is traditionally ascribed to St.Luke the Evangleist
and has been repainted by the British painter I.Hugford in 1758.
The building has been restructured several times and contains remarkable
works of art like ceramics of the Della Robbia and a temple of Michelozzo.
In addition, the museum of the Treasure of Santa Maria in Impruneta
has a collection of remarkable historical interest and of great
Impruneta is also famous for its "Cotto". Its soils, which
are rich in clay and iron, are particularly apt to be transformed
into this high quality Terracotta, which has determined for many
centuries Tuscan architecture.