The Val di Sieve was formed by the River Sieve which joins the River Arno at Pontassieve, Tuscany, Italy, flowing from a valley that extends into the hills abutting the Mugello area, towards the Apennines. The Chianti Růfina DOCG and Pomino DOC wine zones are located here, and the "wine roads" of Chianti Rufina and Pomino run up the valley, with excellent wineries to be found from Pontassieve to Pelago, Růfina, Londa and Dicomano. Florence is just a few km. away and easy to reach.
The bridge known as Ponte della Sieve (1555), mainly of brick,
from which Pontassieve derives its name, crosses the Arno, carrying the old road connecting Florence to the
and Valdarno towards Arezzo. It has been destroyed and rebuilt more times,
most recently during WW II when Pontassieve, an important railway junction, was heavily bombed.
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