Going on a wonderful day trip from Florence around the countryside will allow you to visit one of the most incredible regions of Italy.
Choosing between the great variety of small towns and medieval villages could be a tough exercise: every corner of Florence’s countryside deserves to be visited and admired due to its historical and cultural standing or to the beauty of the landscape.
Visiting the wine area of Chianti is a great idea when leaving Florence: the road SR 222, known as “Chiantigiana”, goes through Chianti and touches the main medieval towns of Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti and Gaiole in Chianti.
Moreover, castles, vineyards, hills and forests will be the perfect stage to taste the incredible flavours and sensations produced in the best wineries of Tuscany: enjoy a glass of this world-famous wine admiring the Chianti region from above will be an unbelievable experience.
Another great place to visit during your tour of Tuscany is Certaldo, the hometown of the medieval poet Giovanni Boccaccio and a city characterized by a great artistic value.
The most interesting part of Certaldo is the oldest part of the city, located on the top of a hill where you will have the opportunity to walk on the streets of a perfectly preserved medieval town. Via Boccaccio used to be the political centre of the city and hosts the house of the homonym writer.
Do not forget to visit Palazzo Vecchio and the medieval walls from where you will be able to see the profile of San Gimignano.
Vinci would be the perfect choice for the last stop of your tour, as it is the hometown of one of the most famous inventors in human history, Leonardo Da Vinci: beyond the beauty of this medieval village, Vinci will let you to admire closely the genius of Leonardo with a visit to the house and the museum. Take advantage of the Leonardo da Vinci Experience >>