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Cerreto Guidi

Cerreto Guidi, a hilly territory, situated between the Montalbano and Arno, owes its name to the Counts Guidi, an ancient feudal family who built a castle not far from the route Francigena.


Cerreto guidi - FlorenceCerreto Guidi, a hilly territory, situated between the Montalbano and Arno, owes its name to the Counts Guidi, an ancient feudal family who built a castle not far from the route Francigena, known as the road of pilgrims and merchants. In a famous drawing by Leonardo Da Vinci (1503) the castle of Cerreto Guidi is represented; this drawing in a synthetic but truthful way gives an accurate picture of the urban plant of the village, which appears surrounded by the XIV century walls, characterized by a circular style and the presence of 8 tower. In these hills, rich in the cultivation of grapes and olives, the taste of hospitality makes your stay always delightful: here, we produce grape vine of DOGG and Cerreto Guidi, with every right, makes part of the association “Città del vino”. The vineyards cover these hills dotted with farms, villas and extensive farmhouses. In the countryside and close to the small urban centres, we find churches and oratories which demonstrate the ancient veneration to the holy protectors, first among all St. Liberata, celebrated patron of Cerreto Guidi. The lovers of nature and those keen on bird watching have the chance to go on interesting excursions in the Padule di Fucecchio, a vast moist area housed by conspicuous colonies of herons, and other aquatic species which have found their ideal habitat here.
Cerreto Guidi - Gavenana - FirenzeThe ancient church of St. Maria Assunta, seat of the present parish of Bassa, results to be existent since the year 998 with the name of St. Maria de' Conflenti or Gonfienti, denomination probably due to its site in front of the confluence of the Elsa river in Arno. This church is also mentioned in the Bulls sent by Innocenzo III (1198) and Onorio III (1217) to the Abbots Vallombrosani of Fucecchio to whom it was granted in patronage until the year 1257, when all the rights and appurtenances were transferred to the Nuns Clarisse di Gattaiola in Lucca; the Mother Superior exercised Episcopal jurisdiction until 1622, year of the foundation of the new Diocese of San Miniato.

The parish church of Gavena, represented in the “Mappe dei Capitani di Parte Guelfa” exactly in the plain along the present Via Provinciale Lucchese, is registered with the name St. Bartolomeo in the catalogue of the churches of the Lucca Dioceses dated 1260, because of its position on the border of a political and ecclesiastical jurisdiction.

Cerreto Guidi - Gavenana - FirenzeIn 1631 the plague spread, in a serious way, in Cerreto and in the near lands, like everywhere. A hundred victims were buried in a site, which was at that moment, isolated and not very populated, in order to avoid the risks and also, gather the great number of victims, giving them the chance to bear the solace of a prayer and a visit. Lazzerettto rose as a burial place of the plague-victims, before becoming a built-up area; today, it is an active and populated centre with relevant economic interests.

Documented since the high Medieval times (X century) in one of the most important painful points as the Arno Pass of the Strada Romea, the church of Ripoli together with the Castle of Colle della Pietra (almost surely situated on the top of Poggio al Vento) was a site of territorial and road control. In 992 the church, dedicated to St. Giovanni Battista and St. Pietro, was destroyed for unknown causes.

The word Stabbia derives from the Latin "stabulum", and it means "place right for pasture" because of its nearness to the humid lands of the Padule di Fucecchio. Few documents mention Stabbia in the remote past, except for a paper dating back to April 1244 belonging to the Emperor Federico II. The Constitution of Stabbia settlement is rather recent; but the importance of this place didn't pass unnoticed to the Medicis who sensed, in this fertile strip of land, the possibility of profitable harvests, imposing hunting and prosperous fishing. The consolidation of these interests is revealed in the construction of a Palace, built on a pre-existing “casotta con torre” (“house with tower”) which became property of the Solderinis after 1548. Cosimo I established in Stabbia an estate consisting of 6 farms with houses for farm workers, 2 furnaces, a house at the Stabbia Porto used for the harvest of fishes but also for other purposes. The church of Stabbia and the constitution of an independent parish from that of Cerreto dates back to 1781 and to the following years.


Cerreto Guidi: discover the surroundings

  • Montalbano Montalbano
    The Montalbano landscape is dominated by hills with grapevine cultivation occurring in the plains or on terraced fields, olive trees spreadingover the higher areas.
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  • Vinci Vinci (5 km)
    Set amidst vineyards and olive groves which produce excellent wine and oil, Vinci lies on the slopes of the Montalbano, a range of hills straddling the provinces of Florence and Pistoia.
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  • Fucecchio marshes Fucecchio marshes (7 km)
    The Fucecchio Marshes cover an area of about 1,800 hectares, divided between the Provinces of Pistoia and Florence.
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  • Fucecchio Fucecchio (7 km)
    The Salamartano hill in Fucecchio offers a beautiful view of the Valdarno Inferiore from the plain with many villages to the hills of Le Cerbaie, until Serra mountain and the Apuan Alps.
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  • Capraia e Limite Capraia e Limite (8 km)
    The built-up area of Capraia maintains the structural characteristics of a fortified medieval village with its strategic position on a steep knoll.
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  • San Miniato San Miniato (9 km)
    San Miniato is located along the Via Francigena that connected northern Europe to Rome during the Middle Ages and it was travelled by an uninterrupted flow of men, armies, trade, ideas and culture.
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  • Montelupo Fiorentino Montelupo Fiorentino (12 km)
    Montelupo Fiorentino, as the name suggests, is situated just a few kilometres from Florence itself.
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  • Montelupo Ceramics Montelupo Ceramics (12 km)
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  • Carmignano Carmignano (13 km)
    Surrounded by the fascinating hilly landscape of Montalbano where vineyards and olive groves supply excellent wines and extra virgin olive oil, Carmignano has much to offer.
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  • Monsummano Terme Monsummano Terme (13 km)
    Monsummano Terme is a thermal resort in the northern part of Tuscany, near Florence, Pistoia, Montecatini and Lucca.
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  • Poggio a Caiano Poggio a Caiano (15 km)
    Set in a pleasant spot on the Ombrone river, Poggio a Caiano is a modern town dominated by its magnificent Medici Villa "Ambra".
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  • Montecatini Terme Montecatini Terme (16 km)
    Near of highway from Florence and from the Tyrrhenian sea it is to the center of a stupendous valley of ulivi and flowers, Montecatini Terme is an oasis of peace in one of the most suggestive landscapes in Tuscany.
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  • Montecatini Alto Montecatini Alto (16 km)
    Montecatini Alto was a castle of romanesque origin , 299 meters of altitude, that in the past time was the seat of the municipality until the year 1905.
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  • Buggiano Buggiano (18 km)
    The ancient medieval village of Buggiano can be found mentioned in documents from the 10th century.
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  • Castelfiorentino Castelfiorentino (19 km)
    Castelfiorentino is situated in an optimous position on the Chianti hills, in the heart of Tuscany.
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  • Palaia Palaia (19 km)
    Palaia is an agricultural zone situated on one of the highest ridges that divides the valley of Arno from the Valdera.
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Accommodations in the area


    • Fucecchio (Florence)
    • 10 km from Cerreto Guidi

    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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    • Firenze (Florence)
    • 27 km from Cerreto Guidi

    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)
    • 30 km from Cerreto Guidi

    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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    • Lucca (Lucca)
    • 31 km from Cerreto Guidi

    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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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 35 km from Cerreto Guidi

    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)
    • 36 km from Cerreto Guidi

    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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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 36 km from Cerreto Guidi

    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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    • Colle Val D'Elsa (Siena)
    • 42 km from Cerreto Guidi

    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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    • Colle Val D'Elsa (Siena)
    • 42 km from Cerreto Guidi

    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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    • Massarosa (Lucca)
    • 45 km from Cerreto Guidi

    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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    • Massarosa (Lucca)
    • 48 km from Cerreto Guidi

    Farmhouse Massarosa 14 beds pool

    Beautiful ancient Tuscan farmhouse completely renovated located on Tuscan hills 10 km from the golf course of Versilia. The villa can accommodate up to 14 people.
    An oasis of peace for those looking for a stay in the Tuscan hills while staying close to the sea. Perfect for a relaxing holiday in close contact with nature.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 48 km from Cerreto Guidi

    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)
    • 48 km from Cerreto Guidi

    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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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 48 km from Cerreto Guidi

    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)
    • 49 km from Cerreto Guidi

    Restored Farmhouse Camaiore 9 beds pool

    Beautiful fully restored farmhouse located on the hills of Camaiore. The villa is surrounded by a park of 2500 square meters in which is inserted the beautiful pool.
    Thanks to the dominant position on the valley from the farmhouse you can enjoy a beautiful 360 ° panoramic view.

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