Places to visit

 We recommends these special and unique places to visit during your stay in Florence and other places in Tuscany

If your looking for recommendations of special places to visit during your stay in the city center or surrounding as locals we made this special selection of our favorite places to visit during your stay with us! 

If you dream of wandering through the green Tuscan hills outside of Florence and losing yourself in ancient, medieval villages, maybe even sipping a glass of wine, taste the extra virgin olive oil, relax by enjoying the traditional Italian cuisine, we advises you to visit unique and exclusive places in Tuscany before, during, or after your stay in Florence.

Why visit these places:

*Authentic and special selection based in our experience as a local

*Historical places brimming with history

*Special landscapes and best view

*Comfort & wellness, peaceful places

*Their local people

*Value of the experience

*Traditional practices of the Italian culture & cuisine

*Organic, biological processes and ecological awareness with a high quality of wine or extra virgin olive oil

Our recommendations in the city center:

Florence as you have never seen it

Villa Bardini & Gardens

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Costa S. Giorgio, 2-4, 50125 Firenze

One of the most beautiful view of  Florence: Garden and fruit orchards flanked by the medieval walls of the city,  the Bardini Garden & Museum is not only nature, but also art and culture: an integral part of the history of  the city

Boboli Gardens

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Piazza de' Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze

More than a garden, this place is one of the greatest open-air museums in Florence that embraces another site of culture in Florence, the Pitti Palace. The park hosts centuries-old oak trees, sculptures, fountains and offers peaceful shelter from the warm Florentine sun in summer, a stunning view of the city center.

Central Market

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Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 50123 

Whether you are looking for an activity for the whole family, traditional products, a Tuscan meal, hunting for those local ingredients to try your hands at a Florentine dish or for a souvenir to bring home, the San Lorenzo Market is the place for you.

Le Cascine Park

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Piazza delle Cascine, 50144

Located on the right bank of the Arno stretches for around 118 hectares and is the biggest public park in Florence. Perfect for walking, running or biking and exercising outside. Have a picnic in the middle of the green area with fountains and historical monuments, this is a delicious space to walk and enjoy the beauties of its nature and landscape along the Arno River.

Old Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella

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Via della Scala 16, 50123 

The Old Apothecary, now a herbalist's shop, was used for the sale and display of products between 1612 and 1848, while the historic Sales Room, restructured in 1848, was the place in which the company's customers were welcomed when the increasing fame of the pharmacy made the provision of a room for entertaining customers a must.

San Fedriano Neigborhood

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Oltrarno, San Frediano

Nominated by Lonely Planet as "the coolest neighborhood" of the city. 

On the southern side of Florence’s Arno, far from the crowds of tourists who invade the sights on the other side of the river, San Frediano offers the most genuine Florentine experience. Narrow streets and tiny sidewalks, small artisan shops and local bars, mixed with the newest pubs and restaurants, creating a village atmosphere where you can almost taste the Florence of the past flavored with the freshness of the young people passing by.

Piazzale Michelangelo &

Giardino delle Rose

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Piazza Michelangelo, 50125

The Magical Florence Skyline: Located in the hills of the city, not just a perfect photo opportunity, but a moment of wonder. This is the most romantic and stunning view of the city center.

No matter what time of day, you will find that Piazzale Michelangelo truly offers a stupendous lookout over Florence. Roses Garden: a mix of art & nature, a perfect garden to relax, enjoy the beautiful atmosphere surrounded by flowers and historical monuments.

Fiesole

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Fiesole is like a terrace overlooking Florence and its surrounding hills. This is a valid reason to climb up here – on foot, by bicycle, by bus, by scooter or by car – along the few kilometers that separate this little town from the center of Florence. Monuments, museums, churches and historic villas and gardens along some charming paths.A short walk from the square is the main attraction of Fiesole, the vast archaeological site: a green surface that contains the remains of a Roman theater, an Etruscan-Roman temple, Roman baths and the Archaeological Museum that contains artifacts recovered in the area.

Our advises of unique & exclusives places to visit in Tuscany:

Il Borgo di Vescine

A relaxing, elegant and magic Hotel, located in the wonderful Chianti area, a perfect place to enjoy an unique wellness experience, in the middle of the wine vineyards and olives landscape. The Borgo of Vescine is located in the area of Radda in Chianti, was conceived and started life as a Watch Tower during the Longobard reign (7th to 9th century) in order to control the surrounding territory which included the important Towns of Radda in Chianti and Castellina. 

Enjoy a relaxing day at the pool while you discover the magical view of the Chianti Landscape with a glass of wine. Silence, privacy and comfort, Vescine is a private nest to relax. The restaurant quality and personalized service of the staff made you feel in home during your visit.

A SPECTACULAR CASTLE AND AGROTURISM FARM WITH WINE, SPORT, AND CHIANTI.

Castello Vicchiomaggio is located near the town of Greve in Chianti, in the heart of the breathtaking Chianti area, just 18 km from Florence , A WELLNESS RETREAT offer to their guest hospitality, quality restaurant, wine tours, weeding, relaxing walking tours thorugth the wineyard in perfect harmony with the surrounding countryside. Ideal for chilling out in a beautiful and amazing castle inside the Chianti Region.

 

On the road to Siena and only 30 minutes drive from Florence, in San Casciano, you will discover one of the most unique and special places in Tuscany to visit – the Chianti area – and enjoy the wonderful experience of tasting some of the best wines that Italy has to offer you.

Cantina Antinori, the winery, was inaugurated on October 25th 2012, representing the Antinori family’s love and passion for the Chianti classico hillsides and reflects the centuries-old bond that the Antinori family has with their ancestral territory.

They offer to their visitors the exquisite experience of wine tasting, a remarkable restaurant, and an amazing museum. Take a tour around the paths of the farm and learn about the creation and history of the wine cultivation while appreciate the views of the Chianti classico. Also enjoy the wine shop.

 

This experience will make your visit an unforgettable memory.

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