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Sights & Towns

Right nearby: Tuscan highlights to explore & places to visit

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Distance from your apartment: 2,5 km

Montespertoli is a town in the Elsa River Valley. Its 14.000 inhabitants are scattered between the main town. Montespertoli is 20 km from Florence.

The area is mostly devoted to high-quality wine production: out of the 2.200 hectares of vines.

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Distance from your apartment: 8 km

Certaldo is one of the tuscan’s best known cities of art where Boccaccio was born. Beautyful!

Inhabited since the Etruscan times, the name Certaldo derives from the Latin phrase "cerrus altus" or from the Germanic, "cerrus aldo", meaning "a rise covered in oaks".

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Distance from your apartment: 24 km

San Gimignano is the famous walled medieval hill town in Tuscany, in the province of Siena. The reasons why Unesco has declared San Gimignano a "World Heritage Site" become obvious as soon as you visit this wunderful small medieval hill town only 30 minutes from our apartment house.

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Distance from your apartment: 30 km

The site of Greve and the surrounding territory has been long settled, probably well before the Etruscana and then the Romans dominated the area. Historical documents of the 11th century refer to an ancient monastic settlement on a nearby hill, which is now called the hill of San Francesco.

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Distance from your apartment: 25 km

Florence is definitely among the most beautiful cities of Italy, famous for its rich artistic and architectural heritage. Its historic center (away from traffic and industrial areas) is one of the largest in the world and has such many monuments and arts that one gets the impression not having enough.

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Distance from your apartment: 26 km

About 2 kilometers from the town of Greve in Chianti you will find the antique castle of Montefioralle. Montefioralle is rated one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. The castle of Montefioralle is located in an area that does not lack testimonies of Roman life. The origins of the castle go back to the year 931.

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Distance from your apartment: 47 km

Volterra is situated on a hill, surrounded by walls that dominate the surrounding area. The city and its beautiful territory, are probably in Tuscany one of the most varied and rich of attractions. The historical tradition joins a wonderful nature, which offers, from morphology, vegetation and fauna, a very important heritage.

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Distance from your apartment: 50 km

Siena, located 322 meters above sea level, on top of three hills, is one of the most beautiful and ancient towns of Tuscany, rich in monuments, noble palaces, museums, art. Its history is very long, dating back to the ancient Etruscans, as evidenced by numerous and interesting archaeological findings.

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Distance from your apartment: 70 km

Birthplace of Galileo Galilei, Pisa is one of the six towns of Tuscany for the population and is part of a territory with similar characteristics, called the Pisa area, which with the neighbouring municipalities of Calci, Cascina, San Giuliano Terme, Vecchiano and Vicopisano, comes to form an urban system of about 195,000 inhabitants spread over 475 km².

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Distance from your apartment: 70 km

Lucca, an Italian town of 89,788 inhabitants, famous for its historical monuments and the intact 16th century city wall, considered one of the major cities of art in Italy. Officially, of Roman origin, but of probable earlier settlements, Lucca maintained its autonomy as an independent state for many centuries, until just before the unification of Italy.

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Distance from your apartment: 12 km

San Casciano in Val di Pesa is a very nice village and a comune in the south of Florence, located between Siena and Florence, along the ancient Roman road Cassia. The village offers a lot of facilities: a big supermarket, very good restaurants and pizzerias, a cinema, an olympic swimming pool, a theatre, shops, banks with ATM and pharmacies. There are interesting historical places and lots of cultural events throughout the year. San Casciano in Val di Pesa is placed in the heart of the Chianti area, an agricultural region famous for its wines and extra virgin olive oil. Here you are right in the heart of the Chianti region.

San Casciano ist about 12 km from Villa La Cappella.

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Distance from your apartment: 25 km

Vinci is a town - officially a "city" - and comune of Metropolitan City of Florence in the Italian region of Tuscany. The birthplace of Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci lies just outside the town.
Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15 1452, in a farmhouse about 3 kilometres from the town, between Anchiano and Faltognano.