PIEVE A NIEVOLE /
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The grand-ducal columns were built in the first half of the nineteenth century according to a standard model, attributed to the Florentine engineer Alessandro Manetti, with a triangular base, with a capital surmounted by a cast iron sphere.
The sides of the capital host the directional tombstones with an arrow and the name of the place towards which the road heads.
The Column, 'La Colonna', is today the name of one of hamlet of Pieve a Nievole.
Twenty eight are the columns still existing in Tuscany.