Stone, chestnuts and ancient crafts


An ancient stone hamlet nestled in a landscape rich in chestnut groves, chestnut coppices and fir trees. Momigno is home to centuries of history and ancient crafts. Festivals and folk festivals and the traditional product, the chestnut, characterize this hamlet that is home to historic restaurants and hotels. Thanks to its strategic location, it is a crossroads of trails and trekking routes. The village trail, the stone trail and, of course, the chestnut trail pass through Momigno. 


Of Roman origin, one of the earliest documents testifying to the existence of this village dates back to 1064. It speaks of a villa of Momigno, that is, a small rural community that depended on Pieve a Celle. In the 13th century it became a rural commune and then a walled castle. Although there are no traces of the fortification, whose urban layout this quaint village retains today.

What to see

In this quaint hamlet you can rediscover the authentic daily life of the past. It is worth getting lost in its perched alleys where stone is the protagonist. Don’t miss the medieval church of San Donato and the war memorial in the immediate vicinity. But the real star of this locality is the chestnut tree. Not far from Momigno is in fact the small hamlet of Fagno, a green lung surrounded by chestnut groves.

Church of S. Donato

After climbing a few steps and alleys one suddenly finds oneself in front of the church of S. Donato, in the highest part of the village. This religious building still preserves intact part of the outer walls of medieval origin. The interior of the church, which has been renovated several times, is of 17th-century origin. The parish of S. Donato di Momigno was united with the hospital of S. Maria Nuova in Florence in 1547 and later elevated to the rank of Pieve. 

Traditions and festivals

Rural crafts still survive in Momigno, and stone texts are made by hand to make necci, a traditional Tuscan specialty made from chestnut flour. And which are still baked here in layers as they once were, alternating chestnut leaves. Delicacies that can be enjoyed during the traditional chestnut festival.