The village of Miemo
A great strategic importance
At the boundary of the Montecatini municipal area you find the ancient medieval village of Miemo, with the characteristic church dedicated to Sant’Andrea.
The origin is probably medieval, even though some believe it dates to the Etruscan period. Its historical importance can be immediately understood on seeing its position, from Miemo the road that joins the Valdera with the Valdicecina can be controlled.
It became the birthplace of an important aristocratic family and the castle is often mentioned in medieval documents. From the 15th century mention decreased, a sign of the progressive decadence and from the 18th century it became a large farm holding.