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Settignano

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Settignano
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Interesting
Settignano, near Fiesole, was the birthplace of many famous sculptors (including the Rossellino brothers and Desiderio da Settignano); Michelangelo was even entrusted to a wet nurse here. The town was home to countless master stonecutters and their skill inspired many budding sculptors, including Michelangelo himself. In the 19C, the beauty of the area attracted wealthy English visitors, some of whom bought villas, now long-abandoned, here.