Ricchi is located in the hamlet of Cercina,
a few kilometres outside Florence. In the past, Cercina was an important
cultural centre. The Church of Sant’Andrea a Cercina, once
known as "S. Gerusalem in Cercina", is one of the most
important and oldest churches of the entire Florentine diocese;
its history goes back to the Lombards. A Renaissance portico and
unusual bell tower, believed to date back to the year 1000, complete
its rustic elegance.
The Castiglione Castle, in Cercina, (erge) is erected on a hilltop
(450 m) from which it dominates the town and valley. From its glorious
past remain the name, the memories, the tower and the outside walls.