famiglia“…I headed therefore toward the east, and so climbing and descending and thus walking on, I crossed over the river Cascina, and rising again over the opposite banks, I reached a church isolated from dwellings called The Conception.

It was in this place that once stood an ancient Castle named Castelvecchio…”

(“Travelogue for the hills of Pisa”  Giovanni Mariti,  Chapter  III  Volume  IV:  Letter I –September 9,  1788)