The church of San Pietro (or Badia) in Camaiore was once part of a big Benedectine monastery, which was founded along the Via Francigena. The first document referring to the church dates back to 761. It is an act which proclaims the election of Alamund as abbot of the monastery. Over time this monastery enjoyed great popularity thanks to its position. The Via Francigena was one of the most important roads in Italy, as it linked Rome to Canterbury (England) and was travelled by tradesmen coming from all over Europe.
The Tuscany, one of the most beautiful Italian regions, is known throughout the world for its Landscapes and for the Works of Art that it houses (It is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance). Six localities have been designated World Heritage Sites: the Historical Center of Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Pienza, the Square of the Cathedral of Pisa with the Leaning Tower and the Val d'Orcia. It is in the central Italy and borders with Emilia Romagna (north), Marche and Umbria (east) and Lazio (South). The West coast is bathed from the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Sea; here we can find the islands of the Tuscan archipelago including the island of Elba. The regional capital is Florence and the other provinces are: Arezzo, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena.