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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.


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. 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.

CHIANTI
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.

EMPOLESE VALDELSA
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.

VALDARNO
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.


Florence area: discover the area

  • Barberino Val D'elsa Barberino Val D'elsa
    A winding hilly road, once the ancient Via Cassia and now State road n° 2, leads up to the town of Barberino Val d’Elsa, situated high up above the valley.
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  • Capraia e Limite Capraia e Limite
    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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  • Cerreto Guidi 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.
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  • Travel in Florence Travel in Florence
    Discover Florence and its four quarters: interesting things to see
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  • Florence churches and cathedrals Florence churches and cathedrals
    Visit Florence and its churches and cathedrals.
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  • Florence monuments Florence monuments
    Visit Florence monuments : Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria, Boboli gardens, Piazzale Michelangelo.
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  • Florence museums Florence museums
    Visit Florence and its museums : Uffizi gallery, Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Botanical Gardens.
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  • Montespertoli Montespertoli
    Montespertoli in ancient times, the Etruscans inhabited these lands, but Latin place names are mostly reminiscent of the numerous Roman settlements that flourished here.
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  • San Casciano Val di Pesa San Casciano Val di Pesa
    Situated to the south of Florence, San Casciano is surrounded by the neighbouring Communes of Scandicci and Impruneta.
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  • Florence by Bus Florence by Bus
    The Ataf tourism project “Itinerari”, the first in the world with these characteristics, was created in order to promote new exploration of the city with unusual destinations and stories.
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  • Abbey of Vallombrosa Abbey of Vallombrosa
    The abbey of Vallombrosa is situated really in the splendid created Forest and taken care of in the centuries by the monks and declared in the 1973 Reserve Biogenetica Naturale.
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  • Mugello Mugello
    Mugello is only few kilometres from Florence and we can find traces of history worthy of a great European capital.
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  • Trebbio castle Trebbio castle
    Trebbio castle in Florence was built on the ruins of an earlier feudal fortress by Michelozzo Michelozzi at the request of Cosimo de' Medici.
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  • Ville Medicee Ville Medicee
    Many examples remain of civil and residential architecture designed by the greatest specialists of the time on behalf of the Medici family .
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  • Fucecchio marshes Fucecchio marshes
    The Fucecchio Marshes cover an area of about 1,800 hectares, divided between the Provinces of Pistoia and Florence.
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  • 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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  • Bagno a Ripoli 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.
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  • The Valdarno The Valdarno
    The territory of the Valdarno is singular and picturesque and begins from the point at which, near Arezzo, the river changes direction and heads north.
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  • Montefioralle Montefioralle
    The village of Montefioralle is probably one of the most ancient in Chianti and is still today enclosed within its original walls.
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  • Greve in Chianti Greve in Chianti
    In the ancient times, Greve in Chianti was a small built-up area of the territory called "Agro di Florentia", even if expert and researchers of the Etruscan civilization claim that it can date back to a previous century.
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  • Scarperia Scarperia
    Scarperia became the seat of the Vicariate, the representative of the administrative and judicial power of Florence.
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  • Montaione Montaione
    The town of Montaione is in the province of Florence, but it is at an equal distance from all the most important cities in Tuscany.
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  • Monastery of San Vivaldo Monastery of San Vivaldo
    The monastery of San Vivaldo is certainly bound up with a succession of the Franciscan's Office leaving here a notable trace.
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  • Certosa of Galluzzo in Florence Certosa of Galluzzo in Florence
    The Certosa del Galluzzo is prominently situated on a hillside just south of Florence and is clearly visible as a huge walled structure to travellers on the motorway from Florence to Sienna .
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  • Vinci Vinci
    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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  • Castelfiorentino Castelfiorentino
    Castelfiorentino is situated in an optimous position on the Chianti hills, in the heart of Tuscany.
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  • Montelupo Fiorentino Montelupo Fiorentino
    Montelupo Fiorentino, as the name suggests, is situated just a few kilometres from Florence itself.
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  • Montelupo Ceramics Montelupo Ceramics
    The production of archaic maiolica in Montelupo dates back to the second half of the 13th century.
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  • Impruneta Impruneta
    The territory of Impruneta is included in the system of lower hills between the Greve River and the Ema River. This territory slowly slopes down to Florence.
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  • Terracotta of Impruneta Terracotta of Impruneta
    For Impruneta the art of terracotta is both an important heritage of great value and a primary element of its cultural identity.
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  • Certaldo Certaldo
    Certaldo is divided between its medieval walled town on a hill and the modern residential and industrial suburb spread out below.
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  • Old steam engine trains in Tuscany Old steam engine trains in Tuscany
    In Tuscany old steam engine trains are still in function and aim combining the discover of history with the discovery of the region and its beautiful landscapes.
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  • Reggello Reggello
    Reggello, which is situated at the easternmost tip of the Province of Florence, extends over an area of about 122 km2 that from the bottom of the Arno valley ascends along the slopes of Pratomagno .
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  • Borgo San Lorenzo Borgo San Lorenzo
    Borgo San Lorenzo which is the most important centre of the Mugello, rises at the widest part of the Sieve Valley.
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  • Fucecchio Fucecchio
    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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  • Fiesole Fiesole
    Fiesole, 300 m. in altitude in the main Piazza Mino, is not far from the centre of Florence only 5 Km. The landscape is dotted with olive trees, cypresses, from spots of forest and from houses and villas.
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  • Discover Fiesole villas Discover Fiesole villas
    Discover Fiesole Villas in Florence: VILLA PEYRON AL BOSCO DI FONTELUCENTE,VILLA I TATTI,VILLA LE BALZE,VILLA IL RIPOSO DEI VESCOVI,VILLA MEDICI o Palagio,VILLA DI MAIANO.
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Accommodations in the area


    • Fucecchio (Florence)

    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)

    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 Florence area

    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 Florence area

    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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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 39 km from Florence area

    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 Florence area

    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)
    • 40 km from Florence area

    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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    • Colle Val D'Elsa (Siena)
    • 44 km from Florence area

    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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    • Siena (Siena)
    • 50 km from Florence area

    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)
    • 57 km from Florence area

    Villa Degli Aranci Lucca

    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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