Florence and its beautiful territory: Fiesole and the Florentine hills, the Florentine Chianti area, the Mugello region, the Montagna Fiorentina and the Empolese-Valdelsa area
Give yourself a holiday to discover Florence, one of those cities that everyone should visit at least once in their life. A city of art ‘‘par excellence’’, “cradle of the Renaissance”, ‘’a treasure chest of cultural beauty’’; Florence certainly needs no introduction! This outstanding tourist destination is one of the most visited in the world. With its unique open-air museums, Florence has managed to maintain its charm and its authentic atmosphere so much that you can still breathe the history as you walk through the narrow streets and stumble upon the numerous wine bars, taverns, and tripe shops in the old town and in the vibrant district of Oltrarno. Sunny Tuscany & Italy offers a large variety of trips, excursions and guided tours to discover the monuments, museums and the priceless artistic and architectural treasures enclosed in the historical center of Florence.
Let Sunny Tuscany & Italy help you to discover and explore the wonderful Florentine area, made up of harmonious countrysides, mountains, villages and towns with fascinating stories and ancient origins. Don’t miss out on visiting Fiesole, with its enviable panoramic position over Florence and its Etruscan and Roman archeological sites. The Florentine hills, dotted with beautiful villas, sumptuous palaces, ancient monasteries and soft rustic landscapes where you can spend pleasant moments and holidays dedicated to culture and relaxation.
For lovers of wine, we recommend a visit to the wonderful Florentine Chianti area, with its marvelous landscape of olive groves and vineyards and the renowned Chianti wine. Next, visit the Mugello region, famous all over the world for the international Motor-racing track and for the majestic country residences of the Medici family.
Not to mention all of the typical culinary delights found throughout Mugello! For lovers of trekking and mountain tourism, the Montagna Fiorentina area offers important natural areas that are protected and an extensive network of hiking trails which are positioned near quaint mountain villages and the famous Abbey of Vallombrosa: it is a wonderful place full of art and spirituality deep in the heart of an enchanting forest of fir and beech trees.
Nature and trekking lovers can also visit the Empolese-Valdelsa area, which houses Italy's most important wetland zones: the Fucecchio Marshes, with its 9 nature trails, walkable preferably in the spring season. This area near Florence is the ideal destination for those who enjoy visiting places linked to influential people of the past. In Certaldo you can find the house where the famous fourteenth-century Italian poet and writer Giovanni Boccaccio spent part of his life. In Vinci, birthplace of the great Leonardo da Vinci, you can visit the important Museum which houses an impressive series of models reconstructed on the basis of Leonardo’s drawings.