I took this photo years ago when on student exchange to Italy. It was the first time I'd left Spain and it was an amazing experience. I visited many cities throughout Tuscany and one was Empoli. The Piazza Farinata degli Uberti, also known as Plaza de los Leones, has a fountain in the centre dating back to 1827 and is the work of Luigi Pampaloni. The Collegiate Church of St. Andrea, his best-known monument is also located in this square. It is thought that the church already existed in the 5th century AD. And it was mentioned in a papal bull of 1059.
Empoli is a required stop if you are going by train from Pisa to Siena, this is where change trains. A population of about 6,000, located in the province of Florence in the Tuscany region, it is about 30 km southwest from Florence. There is La Piazza Farinata degli Uberti aka Plaza de los Leones, which in it's center has a fountain dating back to 1827 and was the work of Luigi Pampaloni. The Collegiate Church of Saint Andrea, is the most well-known monument here. The Palazzo Ghibellino is an ancient palace of the Count Guidi. It's believed to have been built in the 11th century. It was restored in the 16th century and the restoration left very little of the original palace. The Palazzo Pretorio is in the old medieval town hall. Good luck with the trains, we were delayed here an hour and were given no information until the last minute, it was chaotic.
Sant'andrea Collegiate Church Museum is the Museum of the Collegiate Church of San Andrés. It is located in Empoli, near Florence, in adjoining rooms of the San Andrés Church. The museum has the richest and most interesting collection of the entire district of Empoli,Valdelsa. Amongst other, there are works by the great Filippo Lippi, Panicale Masolino, Lorenzo Monaco, Sandro Botticelli, Antonio Rosselli, Jacopo Chimenti.