Surroundings

Florence
Known in all world for its art and history. From the station you arrive in Gothic and Renaissance Santa Maria Novella Church. Going through characteristic streets you arrive in Florence historic center and in via Tornabuoni, famous for its clothing stores and boutiques. Duomo and Cupola del Brunelleschi are Florence symbols with Campanile di Giotto, Battistero, Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio, town hall of Florence, with Putto with Dolphin by Verrocchio and Vasari's frescoes.

Near Palazzo Vecchio there is Uffizi Gallery with paintings, “primitives”, 200-300 hundred like Cimabue, Giotto to Manierism. In the other rooms of the Uffizi, you can admire a unique compendium of Italian Renaissance painting, with works by Sandro Botticelli, Filippo Lippi, Paolo Uccello, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo. After the Gallery go to Ponte Vecchio on Arno river with its catacteristich goldsmiths shops. You can't leave Florence without a visit to Santa Croce Church, Boboli Garden and Michelangelo Square with a magnificent panoramic view of Florence. Florence, ideal for tuscan holidays, is a good starting point for achieving Siena Chianti hills and Maremma.

Agriturismo near Siena
Pisa
Pisa is famous for its leaning Tower, admired from milions of tourists, curious to climb the summit and admire the view. From Ville dei Medici Pisa is 60 km and it is accessibile by motorway or by train from Empoli station. In Pisa is possible look at Piazza dei Miracoli where there are famous monuments, like Duomo and Battistero. Then, Pisa has historical evidences of its past as a Maritime Republic but it isn't just history and art...

It's possible admire beautiful landascape on Lungarno (streets which pass beside Arno river) famous for splendid Medioeval buildings and palaces that rise upon it. The Mediceo Lungarno is the most famous Lungarno in Pisa and among the historical buildings that could be found here are Palazzo dei Medici and Palazzo Toscanelli. You'll also have free time in Pisa for shopping opportunities with lots of small stalls in the Square of Miracles. The Shops include big name international brands specially in Borgo Stretto and Borgo Largo. Piazza delle Vettovaglie is famous for the most popular food markets in the city. Near Pisa is Volterra, a little villages with Neolithic and Etruscan evidences.


Agriturismo near Siena
Siena
Siena is famous for Campo Square, the principal public space of the historic city center with monumental buildings like Palazzo Pubblico, Torre del Mangia. Then Duomo and Battistero are in San Giovanni Square. It's difficult visit Siena in a day and discover the whole city and its medioeval buildings. Campo Square, characterized by its peculiar shell-shape, is the major square and here Palio di Siena takes place, with the various Sienese "contrade", or areas in which the city is divided, challenge in other in a passionate horse race in the heart of the city.

Near the square there is Romanesque-Gothic Duomo with treasures by Pisano, Donatello and Michelangelo as well as frescoes by Pinturicchio. Inside the spectacular floor in hard stone mosaics depicting 56 different scenes deserves to be admired. Then there are many beautiful artworks.

The Baptistery, behind Duomo and religious symbol, keeps Benvenuto di Giovanni, Lorenzo di Pietro and Pietro degli Orioli's paintings. Famous for the large hexagonal baptismal font, made by famous artists such as Donatello and Jacopo della Quercia, Giovanni di Turino, Lorenzo Ghiberti.

Agriturismo near Siena
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