Churches and convents

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Visiting Empoli allows to appreciate not only art works and special collections from the city's museums as the Museum of the Collegiate, the Glass Museum, the Pontormo's House, the Ferruccio Busoni's House, that lead visitors to the city's history.

Sacred sites, churches, convents, tabernacles on the corners of streets, in the city’s center and in the surrounding sites, reveal their historical and religious treasures.

Some of most interesting religious monuments are the Church of S. Maria a Ripa, the Church of Collegiate of S. Andrea and the sanctuary of the Madonna del Pozzo, in the central   , built between 1527 and 1528 and characterized by its octagonal brick tribune. In the ancient extraurban sites of Empoli, it's possible to visit the Church of S. Michele Arcangelo with the fascinating and famous paintings realized by Pontormo for his native site, but also the nearest church of S. Martino at Pontorme documented from 1192, the convent of S. Giovanni in Pantaneto, characterized by his cloister, along the Via Salaiola