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Montaione is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) southwest of Florence. Geography The frazione of Filicaja that is famous as the starting point of Antonio da Filicaja for the invasion of Pisa by the Florentine army in 1509. Main sights The church of San Ragolo houses the Madonna del Buonconsiglio by Guido da Graziano (late 13th century) Church and convent of San Vivaldo. The church has works attributed to Giovanni della Robbia, Benedetto Buglioni, Raffaellino del Garbo and Andrea Sansovino Castles include those of: Iano Camporena, destroyed by the Florentines in 1329. Vignale Collegalli, now a patrician villa Figline, known from the 12th century. It is owned by the Filicaja family. Barbialla, owned in the Middle Aged by the Cadolingians and the della Gherardesca families, then by the bishops of Volterra, the commune of San Miniato, the Republic of Florence and the Republic of Pisa. Castelfafi, allegedly founded by the Lombards in the 8th century. It was a possession of the della Gherardesca and then of the bishops of Volterra. Later it was acquired by the Caetani. In 1554 it was sacked by the troops of Piero Strozzi. Tonda Sughera Scopeto Santo Stefano Animal sanctuaries The Italian Horse Protection Association (IHP) has its main base in Montaione's frazione of Filicaja. References External links Official website

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