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Poggio Valicaia, a verdant oasis of art

The Park of Poggio Valicaia is set in the hills to the south west of Florence in the municipality of Scandicci. It was once an extensive, privately-owned farm but when it was donated to the town, it was turned into a public park.

Published: 20/3/2019


Sacred art in the suburbs

Situated in the village of San Donnino, part of the municipality of Campi Bisenzio in the north-west suburbs of Florence, is the Museo di arte sacra.

Published: 6/6/2014


Tourist information offices in the surroundings

The territory of the Florentine Area is mainly flat in the outskirts of the city and to the west, towards the sea, while it becomes typically hilly as far as we go away from the regional capital, ending with the elevations of Mount Morello to the north and Poggio di Firenze to the south.

Published: 30/7/2018


The Park of Mondeggi among breathtaking hills

At a stone’s throw from the city, the large wooded area of Mondeggi offers the opportunity to organize trips and spend days out in the open in a pristine environment.
Published: 1/4/2014


An excursion to Mulinaccio

This place is somewhat magic, hidden and very cool during the summer, well known in the area but not mentioned in guide books or other itineraries. It is called Mulinaccio, (literally: bad water mill) and can be reached by taking a pleasant walk from San Vincenzo a Torri, through the beautiful countryside of the hills of Scandicci.

Published: 11/7/2017


The Enrico Caruso Museum

The bond between Enrico Caruso and the Bellosguardo Hill above Lastra a Signa was a love one, born after the relationship with Ada Giachetti. They visited the ruined country house together, bought it and lived there more uxorio.

Published: 6/3/2014


The Renaissance Ring trail

The Renaissance Ring is a hiking and mountain bike proposal 178 km around Florence, focussing on Filippo Brunelleschi's Dome, which is the Cathedral's Dome, through woodland and cultivated country.

Published: 15/7/2014


The Cemetery of Antella

It was later extended and the workers included Giacomo Roster, Ugo Giusti and, ultimately, Adolfo Natalini.

Published: 1/12/2013