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Bagno a Ripoli

Bagno a Ripoli rises in the south-eastern part of Florence, along the area extending between the Arno and the Ema rivers.


Bagno a RipoliBagno a Ripoli rises in the south-eastern part of Florence, along the area extending between the Arno and the Ema rivers.
The local economy is active in the agricultural field by the production of cereals, fruit, vegetables, olives and oil. Remarkable is also the activity of the electromechanical and dockyard industries.
The place name comes from a compound name of "Bagno" (bath), with reference to some ancient bathing thermes, and of "Ripoli" coming from the Latin word "ripa" that literally means "bank".
The first settlements in the area of Bagno a Ripoli formed in the Age of the Etruscans, who gave it the name "Marm".
In the III-th century B. C. Bagno a Ripoli was an important trading centre, known as "Quarto" because the town was placed along the so called "Via Cassia" four miles away from Florence.
During the XIII-th century the Legacy of Ripoli formed comprising some close territories and it had some administrative and militar functions.
The Legacy of Ripoli was one of the seventy-two communities in which the Florentine countryside was divided.
At that time the main economic means came from agriculture thanks to both the fertility of its lands and the closeness to the rich market of Florence. Later the wool manufacture also developed.
Bagno a Ripoli : Castello di QuarateBagno a Ripoli, being a Florentine domain, experienced all political events interesting the Florentine Republic, mainly the internal conflicts between the Ghuelph faction (Papacy's supporter) and the Ghibelline one (Empire's supporter) that only ended with the coming of the Medici's family to the power.
Since the XV-th century some works for the reclamation of the territory was started and thus Bagno a Ripoli enjoyed a great prosperty. The town was considered particularly suggestive for its landscapes and so it was enriched by building numerous villas and gardens.
At the end of the XVIII-th century the Lorena's Dukes succeeded to the Medici's Grand Dukes to the power. The Lorena's Dukes held their power for more than a century.
In 1861 Bagno a Ripoli was annexed to the Reign of Italy by the King Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoia.
Among the most interesting monuments to see in Bagno a Ripoli we point out here the Chiesa di San Pietro (Saint Peter's Church), the Oratorio di Santa Caterina (Saint Catherine Oratory), the Chiesa di Santa Maria a Quarto (Saint Mary Church in Quarto) and the Palazzo Pretorio (Praetorian Palace).
Among the several celebrations periodically taking place in Bagno a Ripoli we remind here the "Palio delle Contrade" (Race of the Districts) held yearly on the second Sunday of September.
The celebration consists of a parade of noblemen horsing, ladies and men waving flags in Medieval costumes and the traditional "Star Tournment" (the participants try to put their swords in a star holding by a lion's feet).


Bagno a Ripoli: discover the surroundings


Accommodations in the area


    • Firenze (Florence)
    • 8 km from Bagno a Ripoli

    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.
    Marignolle Relais & Charme is especially appreciated by travelers looking for style and tradition by offering deluxe rooms or junior suites in a refined, with superior comforts and impeccable services that make this relais an excellence of Florence.

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 36 km from Bagno a Ripoli

    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.
    This ancient farmhouse has been recently renovated and divided into eleven double rooms and two Suites, where the magic atmosphere of past times is perfectly blended with modern comforts.

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 38 km from Bagno a Ripoli

    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.
    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.

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    • Colle Val D'Elsa (Siena)
    • 40 km from Bagno a Ripoli

    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.
    Set in Colle Val d'Elsa, in the heart of the Chianti area, it is strategically located among Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Volterra.

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 40 km from Bagno a Ripoli

    Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto

    Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto located in the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside.
    Provides comfortable accommodation in 6 double bedrooms and two Suites

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 40 km from Bagno a Ripoli

    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.
    La Fornace di Racciano consists of seven comfortable rooms and four apartments, two of which are located in the ancient hamlet of Racciano.

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    • Colle Val D'Elsa (Siena)
    • 44 km from Bagno a Ripoli

    La Pieve

    La Pieve, charming farmhouse located on the hills of Val d'Elsa, between Volterra and San Gimignano, along the Via Francigena, in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, with its luxuriant nature and rich history.
    Framed by olive trees and a wood, it fosters a direct dialogue with nature in complete relaxation where they contemplate and enjoy the stillness in private and unique spaces.

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    • Fucecchio (Florence)
    • 45 km from Bagno a Ripoli

    Relais Hotel Vedute

    Relais Hotel Vedute Florence surrounded by green countryside is located in a strategic position near Florence, Lucca, Pistoia, Pisa and Siena
    Our Wellness Center & Ayurvedic Thai Aquamor invites you to know Ayurvedic and Thai experience in Fucecchio Florence

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    • Siena (Siena)
    • 47 km from Bagno a Ripoli

    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.
    Five confortable double rooms and a suite with a beautiful sight on the Siena Duomo

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    • Lucca (Lucca)
    • 63 km from Bagno a Ripoli

    Historic Villa Lucca 12 beds pool

    Historic villa 14 km from the center of Lucca immersed in the green of the Tuscan vineyards and olive groves, it has a private swimming pool and a large park.
    Set on 350 square meters in a dominant position offers a unique view of the hills of Tuscany.

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    • Massarosa (Lucca)
    • 79 km from Bagno a Ripoli

    Stone Farmhouse Massarosa 8 beds pool

    Stone farmhouse in typical Tuscan style skilfully and elegantly renovated in a dominant position on the hills of Massarosa with spectacular views that reach the sea of Tuscany. The farmhouse has a swimming pool with whirlpool.
    Perfect solution for those that search the real authentic Tuscany staying in the hills but not far from the Versilia sea.

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    • Montepulciano (Siena)
    • 80 km from Bagno a Ripoli

    Agriturismo le Caggiole

    Immersed in the verdant countryside around the noble town of Montepulciano, that boasts ancient Etruscan origins, Le Caggiole Estate is perfectly located for exploring Tuscany's most prized treasures.
    In a relaxing and cosy atmosphere uests are offered three comfortable, quiet double rooms with private bathrooms and two comfortable apartments for two persons and for small family groups.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 82 km from Bagno a Ripoli

    Villa Camaiore Hills 10 beds pool

    Villa located 3 km from the center of Camaiore in a quiet and sunny position 10 km from Tuscan sea.
    Ideal for those looking for a villa accommodation on the hills of Versilia a few miles from Tuscan sea.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 82 km from Bagno a Ripoli

    Villa Pieve di Camaiore 8 beds pool

    Luxury and charming villa with swimming pool for rent surrounded by the green hills of Camaiore not far from the sea of the Tuscan coast.
    The villa is ideal for those looking for an oasis of absolute peace and relaxation guaranteed by the elevated position and the external fence in style.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 82 km from Bagno a Ripoli

    Villa Prato di Sopra Camaiore 10 beds pool

    This villa is really some thing special, perched on the top of a hill the views are endlessly breath taking.
    This villa is really some thing special, perched on the top of a hill the views are endlessly breath taking.

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