Relais della Rovere hotel relais colle val d'elsa Siena Agriturismo Niccolai San Gimignano - Siena Agriturismo Cesani San Gimignano - Siena Bed Breakfast La Fornace di Racciano  San Gimignano - Siena Farmhouse La Lucciolaia San Gimignano - Siena

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Florence, the regional capital of Tuscany, lies on the plain of the River Arno, hemmed in between the hills that have made it justly famous.

The regional capital of Tuscany lies on the plain of the River Arno, hemmed in between the hills that have made it justly famous. While the city centre has a wealth of art works and buildings of great historical and architectural value, covering a time span that ranges from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, the surrounding area is equally interesting. The beautiful countryside is studded with villas, country parish churches, convents and small, atmospheric villages.

tavarnelle val di pesaKnown throughout the world for its excellent wines, the Chianti area is a hill region situated in the centre of Tuscany, between Florence and Siena. Country farmhouses, towered castles and fortresses, and ancient villages dotted around amidst vineyards and olive groves - this is the typical landscape of the Chianti, perhaps the most well-known area in Tuscany.

Two rivers flow through the Empolese Valdelsa area: to the north there is the Arno, which flows westwards in a series of wide loops, while to the south there is one of the Arno's main tributaries, the Elsa. Situated to the south-west of Florence, the area now forms a distinct administrative district. It has gentle hills and one of Italy's most important wetland zones, the Fucecchio Marshes. There are also many sites of great historic and artistic interest.

Il Mugello : Villa CafaggioloMUGELLO
The Mugello is a wide valley to the north of Florence, bounded by the Apennine mountain range to the north. The wild yet harmonious scenery, a dense network of footpaths, the lake of Bilancino and the excellent local cuisine make this area an ideal holiday destination. The Medici family originally came from the Mugello, and many fascinating traces of their glorious age can still be found here today.

The stretch of the Arno valley that lies within the province of Florence is known as the Valdarno Superiore. The terrain near the river is flat, while gentle hills rise towards the east. The natural beauty of the landscape makes the whole area of great interest: the valley bottom and hills are carpeted with vineyards and olive groves, while climbing towards the watershed one comes to woods populated mainly by oak, chestnut and beech trees. There is also no lack of sights of historical interest.


Accommodations in the area

  • Marignolle relais & charme Hotel Firenze Florence Marignolle relais & charme
    The charming Marignolle Relais & Charme, nestled the hills of Florence, is the ideal solution for those who want a place of excellence and relaxation and love peace and privacy without the amenities of a luxury hotel.
  • Villa il Poggiale Historical house San Casciano Val di Pesa Florence Villa il Poggiale
    Relais Villa il Poggiale is located in the heart of the Chianti wine-growing area onlya few kilometers from Florence, listed as a Historical Residence of Italy.
  • La Locanda Hotel Radda in Chianti Siena La Locanda
    The Country Hotel La Locanda is a old farmhouse completely restored overlooking the most beautiful landscape of Chianti Classico near the beautiful medieval village of Volpaia in Radda in Chianti.
  • Agriturismo Casa Italia Farmhouse Lamporecchio Pistoia Agriturismo Casa Italia
    Agriturismo Casa Italia is located just outside Vinci, the birthplace of the famous artist, and welcomes you in this wonderful land, for your relaxing holiday between nature, culture and good food.
  • Borgo dei Cadolingi Villa Gambassi Terme Florence Borgo dei Cadolingi
    Borgo dei Cadolingi in Gambassi Terme offers charming apartments for a quite stay in the middle of Tuscany
  • Agriturismo la Lucciolaia Farmhouse San Gimignano Siena Agriturismo la Lucciolaia
    In the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, Agriturismo La Lucciolaia is perfectly located for exploring Tuscany's most prized art towns.
  • Agriturismo Cesani Farmhouse San Gimignano Siena Agriturismo Cesani
    Azienda Agricola Biologica Cesani is an organic farm nestled in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, in the tiny country hamlet of Pancole, 6 km to the medieval town of San Gimignano.
  • Relais della Rovere Relais Colle Val D'Elsa Siena Relais della Rovere
    The Relais Della Rovere is a charming hotel created from the conversion of an ancient Benedictine abbey and a papal villa of the Renaissance period.
  • Villa Dievole Resort Castelnuovo Berardenga Siena Villa Dievole
    Dievole is wrapped in a magical atmosphere in Chianti Classico in the heart of Tuscany.
  • Agriturismo Niccolai - Palagetto di sotto Farmhouse San Gimignano Siena Agriturismo Niccolai - Palagetto di sotto
    Agriturismo Niccolai located in the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside.
  • B&B la Fornace di Racciano Bed Breakfast San Gimignano Siena B&B la Fornace di Racciano
    La Fornace di Racciano is a lovely Bed&Breakfast a short distance from the historical centre of medieval San Gimignano. It consists of a typical Tuscan country house surrounded by a large flowery garden.
  • Agriturismo Poggiacolle Farmhouse San Gimignano Siena Agriturismo Poggiacolle
    Poggiacolle farmhouse in Siena is surrounded by hilly countryside just opposite the ancient medieval town of San Gimignano, only 2 km away, and offering breath-taking views over the Tuscany country
  • Agriturismo La Valle Farmhouse Montaione Florence Agriturismo La Valle
    In the hearth of Tuscany, less than 1 km far from Montaione, are displaced the holiday cottages of La Valle.
  • Fignano Villa Montaione Florence Fignano
    Set among the green hills of Tuscan countryside, 3 Km far from Montaione, are displaced the holiday cottages of Fignano.
  • Agriturismo Marciano Farmhouse Siena Siena Agriturismo Marciano
    Agriturimo Marciano : an exlusive opportunity, two holidays at the place of only one. stay in the country and life downtown. Marciano is located near the walls of the Middle Age town of Siena.
  • Cielsereno Farmhouse Casole D'Elsa Siena Cielsereno
    The farm holiday Cielsereno is located in Casole d'Elsa in the heart of Tuscany, in the the countryside between Siena and Florence. It is a corner of paradise for those who love nature and relax.
  • Val di Luce SPA Resort Hotel Abetone Pistoia Val di Luce SPA Resort
    Nestled in the Apennine mountains the Val di Luce SPA Resort is the ideal place to spend a holiday dedicated to yourself in a refined setting equipped with all comforts.

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