The History of the Palace
Documented since April 1293, the Palazzo podesteriale has been remodelled several times over the centuries. Transformed into a prison at the end of the 19th century, after it had assumed the name of Pretorio in the mid 18th century, it owes its current appearance to the restoration project that architect Ezio Cerpi drew up in January 1926.
Palazzo Pretorio is home to theTourist Information Office, which can be contacted on 055 91 53 509.
Marsilio Ficino Library
Formerly the Casa del Fascio and, after the war, the Casa del Popolo, acquired by the municipality, it was renovated at the end of the 1970s to become the new home of the municipal library.
Named after Figline's most illustrious son, the humanist Marsilio Ficino, it has been in operation since 1979.
Moreover, since 2006, the Marsilio Ficino Library has been the protagonist of numerous meetings with local and national writers in the "Meet the Author" project.
Gilberto Rovai Library
The new headquarters of the "Gilberto Rovai" library consists of a single room of 110 square metres, an open space where, upon entering, one can find the main literary novelties as well as 30 shelves with about 14,000 volumes, an area for the service staff, two internet stations and 4 tables for reading and studying, a space for children's reading, plus an outdoor area to be used in the summer.
The library is named after Gilberto Rovai, an incisano who died in 2004 due to neurofibromatosis.
Gilberto Rovai was one of Leonardo Pieraccioni's best friends, who, in the film 'Ti amo in tutte le lingue del mondo', calls his character by his very name.
The BiblioCoop is a free point of lending and booking books in the Coop.fi shopping mall in Via Ungheria in Figline.
The idea came from a collaboration with Unicoop Firenze, BiblioCoop hosts over 200 best-sellers purchased by the Municipality with funding from the Region of Tuscany, with a particular focus on fiction for teenagers and young adults.
BiblioCoop is a project that fits into the framework of the Municipality's activities aimed at implementing and enhancing library services, with the aim of focusing not only on new initiatives but also on historical sites.