Looking at our hills, one immediately perceives something poignant and elusive; it could be the green and the blue that melt into one another, it may be the red frames that conquer the sky as if at the end of an eternal battle, it could be that it seems as if time has stopped and nothing has changed. Whatever it may be, it’s hard to get used to a beauty for which Tuscany and its landscapes became the model for medieval and Renaissance art. These horizons, these outward-looking perspectives that invite and capture the eye, contain without contrast, both nature’s freedom and human’s endeavour, the wilderness and the tamed land.
Lucardo is probably the most ancient settlement in Montespertoli’s municipality. Its name could derive from locus arduus but according to other sources it comes from the German Leocard or Liucard. Perhaps the name derives from the suffix “lucus” which indicated the religious rural settlements, the sacred woods. Lucardo already existed in the Lombard period when it was the administrative center of a territory that extpanded on the Virginio and the Agliena valleys and as far as the Val di Pesa and Val di Greve. According to a document preserved in the abbey of Nonantola, Lucardo was part of the abbey’s territory.