Sant'Alluccio Tower

The small tower depicted by Leonardo in a central position on Montalbano on the famous map RLW 12685 corresponds, as indicated by the toponym santa lucco, to the so-called Torre di Sant'Alluccio. It was situated, as today, on the ridge of Montalbano, near the road that descended toward Bacchereto from Anchiano. The tower, so familiar to Leonardo, was what remained of an older ecclesiastical complex, but during Leonardo’s time it was already an isolated building, owned by the Florentine family of the Ridolfi. The tower’s history is linked to the events of the ancient Guidi hospital of Sant'Alluccio, the houses of which are perhaps those whose medieval ruins were found in the woods above Sant'Amato.