Streets of San Donato, Poggio
Built around 985 AD, the streets of San Donato are surrounded by defensive walls (built later in the 12th century) to defend against the medieval counts and Florentines. The walls that line the western edge and a watch tower still stand.
Outside the city walls was a hospice for the poor, run by Augustan monks. Later the hospice was passed to Santa Maria delle Neve.
This was the first village on our small tour of Tuscany. It was hard to believe the stone work was built in the first century and is still being used as housing.