History and nature
A small agricultural village of which little is known. The church of Santi Pietro e Paolo, dating back to the 18th century, has a polygonal plan, stuccos, Rococo elements, frescoes and two 17th century canvases. Yet, the real attraction here is the Galileo Galilei Astronomical Observatory, with a dome of 4.25 m in diameter and a Ritchey-Chrétien telescope with a 500 mm aperture achieving high-level performance. Right here, in 2009, a new asteroid in the main belt, named Peccioli, was discovered. The former elementary school of the village was turned into an Astronomical Center to complement the observatory’s activities, hosting conferences, projections and a Planetarium.