The Dogana del Capannone welcomes visitors coming from the nature reserve. Its name originates from its past function as a border patrol area (“dogana”). It’s a Medicean structure, and its profile stands tall over an immense area, packed with rare birds – the kind of place where you happen upon people who could tell you the origins of the world, judging by those waters.
It was 1967 when the "Monsignor," a prominent national prelate, commissioned the master Pietro Annigoni to paint a fresco cycle in the Santuario del Buon Consiglio. It was 1984 when the cycle was completed, by both the "Master" and his students. But time, as depicted in the transcendent frescoes, seems almost suspended - like the Christ in the "Deposition and Resurrection," which dominates the counter-façade. The cycle depicts those who struggled with their faith -- you can see this in the eyes of the Prophet Jeremiah, to the left of the counter-façade - and alludes to mysteries of the spiritual dimension through the tromp l'oeil depiction of Pentecost, in the dome of the altar.
The Pistoia sculptor Jorio Vivarelli has also left footprints in Ponte Buggianese. The contemporary artist helped to beautify and modernize the centre with his post-modern sculptures. "Parabola storica - via della Resistenza - l'ultima sfida" is the title of his work. Follow Via Matteotti to reach the main square, Piazza Banditori, where you’ll find numerous bronze statues that decorate the urban area. Look at them carefully to extrapolate the meaning that the artist wanted to condense in them: man, life, death and history are the glue that unites humanity over the centuries.Ponte Buggianese extends into the Tuscany “From Leonardo to Pinocchio”, that is, from the hills of Vinci and Montalbano to the steep slopes of Collodi. A land that “is a sort of suspended wonder.