Photographer's Note

Peccioli is a small Tuscan town located 30 km southeast of Pisa.
The hill on which it was built dominates the Era River Valley, with superb panoramic views of the surrounding hills.
Regarding the economy, the vocation of Peccioli is agricultural (vineyards and olive trees) and touristic, thanks to the picturesque nature of its ancient streets with typical architecture ...
But not only ! At the end of the 1980’s, the highly polluting illegal landfill had to be closed and cleaned. In order to fund this process, they decided to enlarge the pit, to bring the waste from all over Italy, and to rehabilitate the place in a model, eco-responsible landfill : All bio-gas emitted by treatment and landfill, is recovered to provide free domestic water and heating.
The municipality became very prosperous, developed a series of artistic, cultural and social projects, not to mention the agricultural program around the vine and the olive tree.
An ecosystem unique in its kind in a historic, picturesque village .

Unfortunately, we did not have time to visit this model, artistic landfill, but we were able to enjoy the picturesque side of the city :-) thanks to our outstanding guide :-) WS3 .

3WS showing the views from the heights of Peccioli

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Additional Photos by MarieLouise Davies (maloutim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2267 W: 353 N: 4068] (13617)
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