La Selva Giardino del Belvedere - Private Villa in Tuscany

Useful Information
(if you call from abroad add +39)

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We live and love this area by many generations;
I (Francesco) put togheter this useful list of locals activities.

- Many restaurants are small, a reservation is highly recommended
- Many of the business owner's are also our friends; If you contact them you can say "Francesco Cioncolini"
* the owner is our friend

Restaurants
Tel
Distance
in minutes by car
Address
* Borgo di Fontebussi 0559166011
5
Loc. Fontebussi Montegonzi, Cavriglia
GPS N:43.504542 - E:11.501985
* Osteria di Montegonzi 0559166525
5
Loc. Montegonzi, Cavriglia
GPS N:43.500223 - E:11.495071
La Forra 055966738
3315918200
10
Loc. La Forra - Montegonzi, Cavriglia
GPS N:43.493954 - E:11.487375
* Osteria di Rendola

0559707713
3384824179

15
Via di Rendola, Montevarchi
GPS N:43.489241 - E:11.559919
* Daniele e Riccardo 055900399
15
Via Poggio Bracciolini 5/9, Montevarchi
GPS N:43.524663 - E:11.566501
* Via Roma 7
Coffee bar / light lunch
0559850705 15 Via Roma 7, Montevarchi
GPS N:43.524702 - E:11.565993
* Ristorante Galeffi 3281138048
15

Via Burzagli 39, Montevarchi
GPS N: 43.526034 - E: 11.564751

* Ristorante Castellucci
055900199
15
Via Traquandi 12, Montevarchi
GPS N:43.529416 - E:11.571972
* Enoteca Papposileno 3474758003
15
Piazza A. Frank, Cavriglia
GPS N:43.520026 - E: 11.488003
Ristorante la Querce 0559788074
15
Localita'La Querce 28, Levane
GPS N:43.491117 - E:11.625402
* Badia Coltibuono
0577749031
25
Badia a Coltibuono, Gaiole in Chianti
GPS N:43.494659 - E:11.450758
* Canto del Maggio
0559705147
20
Loc. La Penna, Terranuova B.ni
GPS N:43.571285 - E:11.615695
* Canonica di Nusenna 0577734052
3358338346
25 Loc. Nusenna 1 - Gaiole in Chianti
GPS N 43.450402 E:11.531936
       
Pizzeria (and also restaurants)
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Ristorante Pizzeria Pitena 055966016
10
località Pancole 156, Cavriglia (Ar)
GPS N: 43.519839 - E:11.517157
* Ristorante Galeffi 3281138048
15

Via Burzagli 39, Montevarchi
GPS N: 43.526034 - E: 11.564751

* Coffè Gallo 0559850530
15
Viale Giacomo Leopardi 31, Montevarchi
GPS N: 43.542961 - E:11.557628
Ristorante da Giorgio 055901099
10
Via Isonzo 2, Montevarchi
GPS N: 43.520209 - E:11.568271
La Buca di Ipo 055982233
15
Via G. Pascoli, 34 Montevarchi
GPS N:43.525627 - E:11.567541
* La Capricciosa
0559705288
25
Loc. Parco dell Stelle, Terranuova B.ni
GPS N:43.570255 - E:11.600264
L'Antico Portale 0559955514
30
Loc. La Bottega n. 37/a Capannole 52021 Bucine
GPS N:43.442964 - E:11.618385
Pizzeria Take Away
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Pizza Doc 055966623 10 Via Ponte di Sasso, 8 Cavriglia
GPS N:43.521544 - E: 11.488959
O' Sole Mio
0559850109
10
Via Traquandi 9, Montevarchi
GPS N:43.529388 - E:11.571573
Fior di Pizza 055901257
10
Largo Brilli Peri 6m Montevarchi
GPS N:43.526997 - E:11.568974
Ristorante da Giorgio 055901099
10
Via Isonzo 2, Montevarchi
GPS N:43.520209 - E:11.568271
Wineries / wineshop      
* I selvatici 3381036382
10
Via Ricasoli, 61 Montevarchi
GPS N:43.516883 - E:11.531454
* Banchelli enoteca 055980479
15
Via roma 96, Montevarchi
GPS N:43.522957 - E:11.567863
* Mannucci Droandi 3486540693 20 Loc. Caposelvi, Montevarchi
GPS N 43.493915 - E:11.578138
* Badia a Coltibuono 0577 74481
25

Loc. Coltibuono, Gaiole in Chianti
GPS N:43.494659 - E:11.450758

* Tenimenti d'Alessandro 0575 618667 60

Via Manzano 15, Cortona
GPS N: 43.234212 – E: 11.914697

* Castello di Verrazzano 055 854243
60
Via San Martino in Valle, 12 Greti - Greve in Chianti
GPS: N:43.600412 - E:11.28526
Vignamaggio 055 854661
60
Via Petriolo, 5 Greve in Chianti
* Tenuta Col d'Orcia 0577 80891
90
S. Angelo in Colle Montalcino
Castello Banfi 0577 840111
90
Poggio alle Mura Montalcino

Food shops - Foodstuffs

Il Mercatale
"il mercato degli agricoltori"
Coop Cavriglia Coop Fi / ipercoop

SLOW FOOD Farmer Market
(only local food)

Piazza 20 Settembre, Montevarchi
Tel 055 9851425

The shop is in the center of Montevarchi but do not have a real address and is difficult to locate. When you are in "Piazza 20 Settembre" look for the "tire repair shop" facing the shop on the right you will see a small road that lead you to a large parking area where is located the entrance of "Il Mercatale"

monday to saturday
9am to 1pm
4pm to 8,30pm

www.ilmercatale.it
www.mercatidellaterra.it

GPS:
N:43.52425 - E:11.569403

Piazza Berlinguer 8
Cavriglia

monday to sunday
8.20 - 12.30

monday to saturday
16.30 - 20.00

Tel 055 966089

GPS:
N: 43.521222 - E: 11.489239

via dell'Oleandro, 37 - Montevarchi

monday to saturday
8am to 9pm

Tel 05591091
Tel 800623623

GPS:
N 43.535804 - E 11.563612

(very crowded on Saturday)

ATMs (Bancomat)

in Montevarchi
there are 13 banks; the nearest are:
. Banca Sella, viale Diaz 148 GPS N: 43.527277 - E:11.567207
. Banca Toscana via Traquandi 18 GPS N: 43.529486 - E:11.572211
· Banca di Roma via Roma, 1 GPS N: 43.524688 - E:11.565967
· Banca Toscana via Roma, 77
· Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena via Roma, 54
· BNL via Trento, 7
. Banca del Valdarno Via Sante Tani 47 (Saturday morning open)

in Cavriglia
- Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Viale Aldo Moro 2 GPS N:43.523885 - E:11.488638

Butcher's Shop
Antica Macelleria Fantechi
Via Burzagli, 116 Montevarchi Tel 0559102005 - GPS N:43.528272 E:11.562764

Macelleria Moretti
Via Trento, 4 Montevarchi Tel 055980551‎ - GPS N:43.524074 E:11.56882

Antica Macelleri Falorni
Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 71 - Greve in Chianti Tel 055854363 - GPS N:43.58234 - E:11.316642
www.falorni.it

Antica Macelleria Cecchini
Via XX Luglio, 11 - Panzano in Chianti Tel 055852020 - GPS N: 43.544442 - E:11.316378
www.dariocecchini.com

Open-air Markets
only in the morning from 7am to 1pm

Figline Valdarno - Tuesday
Siena - Wednesday
Montevarchi - Thursday (the grocery street is via Giovanni Pascoli)
San Giovanni - Saturday

Antique Fairs
Opening times: usually from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Arezzo: 1st Sunday of each month and the Saturday before. (500 exhibitors)
Pistoia: 2nd Sunday of each month
Siena: 3rd Sunday of each month, a small market in Piazza del Mercato (near Piazza del Campo)
Lucca: 3rd Sunday of each month and the Saturday before
Terranova: 2nd Sunday of each month (small)
Florence: Last Sunday of each month.

Markets in Florence
Open all day long
Le Cascine, a huge market along the river Arno at Le Cascine park. Open on Tuesday morning.
S. Lorenzo Market, open from Tuesday to Saturday during winter and from Monday to Saturday during summer.

Pastry shops in Montevarchi
Pasticceria Dolce Momento - Via Isonzo, 1 Montevarchi GPS N: 43.519892 - E: 11.567908
Pasticerria Diana - Via Louis Pasteur, 1 Montevarchi GPS  N: 43.538286 - E: 11.557367
Pasticceria Gelè - Via Roma, 104  Montevarchi GPS N: 43.522731 - E:11.568111

Banks
Open from
8.20am to 1.20pm
2.30pm to 3.30pm

Post office

In Montevarchi
· Viale Diaz Armando, 78
· 26 Via Tani
Stamps are also on sale at tobacconists

Petrol stations
Open from 7.20am to 12.30am and 3.30pm to 07.30pm
Closed on rata-basis on Saturday afternoon and Sunday or alternatively Monday.

Self-service petrol stations are always open but usually do not accept credit cards

Railway stations
"Montevarchi - Terranuova" the station is located in Montevarchi
main entrance: Piazza Donatori Di Sangue, 10
[GPS N:43.525483 - E:11.564451]
second entrance: Via della Sugherella [GPS N:43.524402 - E:11.564389]

Montevarchi train station / free parkings:
Via della Sugherella N:43.524402 - E:11.564389
Via Cimitero: N: 43.524473 - E: 11.560318


Tel 063000
Tel 0668475475
http://www.trenitalia.com/

Airports
Firenze / Florence (FLR):
tel 0553061300 www.aeroporto.firenze.it

Pisa (PSA):
tel 050582356 - 050582354 www.pisa-airport.com

Roma Fiumicino (FCO)
tel 0665951 www.adr.it

Bologna (BLQ)
tel 0516479615 www.bologna-airport.it


DRIVERs

TAXIs
Nino 335 398127 | Stefano 339 7206702 | Luca 338 6550159 | Mauro: 328 1852474
TAXIS are available from 8am to 7pm and by night only with advanced reservation.
They are usually very busy with the Prada outlet so I suggest you to reserve in advance also if you need during the day. Drivers speak italian and the best way to reserve is by TEXT message with simple english; something like:
(Today 5pm La Selva Giardino del Belvedere to Montevarchi train station 5 pax, ok?)

If you need a driver for the day or a longer distance please message me and I will be happy to arrange for you

Thermal hot springs:
San Giovanni Terme Rapolano
Via Terme San Giovanni, 52 53040 - Rapolano Terme (SI)
Tel 0577724030
http://www.termesangiovanni.it

Sun -Thu from 9am to 8pm
Fri - Sat from 9am to 1am
GPS N: 43.280845 - E:11.591434

Golf Courses
Golf Club dell'Ugolino, a 18-hole course located close to Grassina, about 7 km south-east of Florence
Usaully closed on Monday during winter; always booked out on Saturday and Sunday.
Tel. 0552301085 or 0552301009.

There is a smaller golf-course around Poppi, Loc. Palazzo: Golf Club del Casentino, tel. 0575 520167. Closed on Tuesday.

Swimming pool
Open every day from 10 am to 8 pm
Montevarchi vl. Matteotti Tel 055901331 - 0559103162 (indoor - outdoor)
Terranuova via Ponte Mocarini Tel 0559199016

Tennis course
Open every day
In Montevarchi Tennis Club v. Chiantigiana Tel 0559102920

Riding center

Rendola Riding [GPS N: 43.486819 - 11.551104]
Rendola 66, Montevarchi, Arezzo
Tel 055/9707045
http://www.rendolariding.it/

LA FORRA [GPS N:43.493954 - E:11.487375]
Montegonzi, Cavriglia
Tel. 055 966091 - 3288263542
http://www.laforra.it/

Fishing
Open every day
- In Montegonzi loc. Poggio alle Monache
- In Figline Lake La Vela Tel 0559155143
- In Bucine Lake Lupinari loc. San Leolino Tel 055992342

Museum

In Montevarchi
- Il Cassero for sculpture Via Trieste, 1 Tel 0559108272 www.ilcasseroperlascultura.it/
- Museo Paleontologico Via P. Bracciolini, 36 Tel 055981227
- Museo Tempietto Robbiano Via I. del Lungo Tel 055980868
- Museo d'Arte Moderna E. Galeffi via Am. Burzagli

In San Giovanni Valdarno
Museo Casa Masaccio corso italia 83 Tel 055943788

Health
The closest hospital (OSPEDALE) and first-aid (PRONTO SOCCORSO) is in Montevarchi
[GPS N:43.544209 - E:11.554279]
Ospedale di Montevarchi - Localita' Gruccia, Montevarchi - Tel 118

Pharmacy

in Montevarchi
- Antica Farmacia Galeffi via Roma, 95 Tel 055980348 [GPS N:43.523229 - E:11.56752]
- Farmacia Bartolini via Roma, 181 Tel 055980304 [GPS N: 43.522076 - E:11.568839]
- Farmacia Comunale Via Giovanni Pascoli [GPS N:43.52651 - E:11.566047]
- Farmacia Comunale 1 Via Francesco Cataliotti 16 Tel 0559104937 [GPS N: 43.526431 - E: 11.565873]

in Cavriglia

- Farmacia Missanelli Elia Viale Caduti 29 - Cavriglia Tel 055966021 [GPS N:43.52243 - E:11.491118]

 
Suggested day trips

(R) : Reservations required; I will be happy to make the booking for you.

Valdarno

Montevarchi [GPS N:43.524484 - E:11.568571]
Main sights:
Collegiata di San Lorenzo, Church of Santa Maria al Giglio, Chiostro di Cennano, Museo d'Arte Sacra or della Robbia Temple, Accademia Valdarnese del Poggio Library, The Cassero sculpture museum, Via dei Musei

San Giovanni Valdarno [GPS N:43.566267 - E:11.530718]
Main sights:
Palazzo Pretorio or Palazzo d'Arnolfo (13th century)
Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Church of San Lorenzo

Montegonzi [GPS N:43.500087 - E:11.494289]
Pretty untouched hill village, with a great view of the valley.
The small grocery store with bar and the restaurant are a good stop.

Castelfranco di Sopra, Country of Crags [GPS N: 43.621274 - E:11.554274]
This Florentine “new land” founded on the 13th century with a defensive role and supplying source. Today is listed on "the most beautiful villages in Italy" (I Borghi più belli d'Italia).

Vallombrosa Abbey [GPS N:43.732654 - E:11.556832]
Surrounded by a magnificent forest is 1000 meters up and 1270 hectares large. It was originally the site of the hermitage of Sta. Maria d’Acquabella and later that of the Benedictine monastery founded in the 11th century by St. John Gualberto (or Gualbert).

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 Firenze
Do not go by car in Firenze, use the train
1 day is not enough, before departure choose which places visit

Florence, UNESCO World Heritage Site (40 min by train)
Car parks:
Fortezza da Basso N 43.782615 E 11.245789
Sant’Ambrogio N 43.769593 E 11.270233
Piazzale Michelangelo N 43.762493 E 11.265297

Main sights:
Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo), San Giovanni Baptistery, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens, Medici Chapel, Piazza della Repubblica, Accademia Gallery (R) , Uffizi Gallery (R), Piazzale Michelangelo, Basilica of Santa Croce, Piazza della Repubblica, San Lorenzo market . . .

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Setteponti area

Loro Ciuffenna (20 min by car) [GPS N:43.593248 - E:11.630702]
Charming medieval town on the slope of Monte Pratomagno; great for hiking and stunning scenery. Is listed on "the most beautiful villages in Italy" (I Borghi più belli d'Italia),

Pieve of Gropina [GPS N:43.581448 - E:11.638134]
Loro Ciuffenna
The beautiful church is one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Tuscany. Build before 774; under the floor of the present church are the remains of two smaller churches.

Il Borro - winery and restaurant [GPS N: 43.540453 - E:11.714972]
owned by Ferragamo family. The small village, the winery, the restaurant and the SPA are a nice place to spend a day.
http://ilborro.it/

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Fashion outlets
(1 day is not enough, before departure choose which places visit)

Prada Outlet (Space) [GPS N:43.512168 - E:11.59888]
Località Levanella Montevarchi, Toscana 52025
Prada headquarter are located in Montevarchi and here you can shop for Prada, Miu Miu, Church's and Car Shoe a good prices. Store is open every day, a nice bar is available for light lunch.

Dolce & Gabbana - outlet [GPS N:43.689357 - E:11.451595]
Pian dell'Isola Rignano Sull'Arno (FI)
Dolce & Gabbana production is based in the area

THE MALL [GPS N: 43.702164 - E:11.462281]
Via Europa Reggello
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, ARMANI, BALENCIAGA, BOTTEGA VENETA, BURBERRY, DIOR, ZEGNA, FENDI, GUCCI, HOGAN, LORO PIANA, ROBERTO CAVALLI, SALVATORE FERRAGAMO, SERGIO ROSSI, TOD'S, VALENTINO, YVES SAINT LAURENT,

Fashion Valley - Outlet [GPS N:43.68703 - E:11.461111]
Località Ruota al Mandò Reggello (FI)
BALLY, BLAUER, CALEFFI, CP COMPANY UNDER 16, DSQUARED2, ERMANNO SCERVINO, GUZZINI, JOHN RICHMOND, MARC JACOBS, SANTONI, VERSACE, VICINI, VIKTOR & ROLF, VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, ZAGLIANI, ZANOTTI DESIGN

Barberino Designer Outlet [GPS N: 43.986037 - E:11.216998]
Via Meucci, Barberino di Mugello, Tuscany 50031

100 shops included: Adidas, Belstaff, Blumarine, Bose, Calvin Klein, Calzedonia, Roberto Cavalli, D&G, Diesel Kid, Furla, Geox, Lacoste, Polo Ralph Lauren, Puma, Timberland, Trussardi Jeans, Wrangler

Valdichiana Outlet Village [GPS N:43.225443 - E:11.804338]
Foiano della Chiana (Ar)

140 shops included : Adidas, Brums, Calvin Klein, Calzedonia - Intimissimi, Conte Of Florence, Gant, Gap, Guess, Henry Cotton's, Levi's - Dockers, Nike, Piquadro, Puma, Replay, Samsonite, Sisley

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Arezzo area

Arezzo [car park Pietri GPS N:43.470207 E:11.883064]
Main sights: Piazza Grande, The Vasari Loggia, Episcopal Palace, Palazzo Cofani-Brizzolari, church of Santa Maria della Pieve. Arezzo has a starring role in Roberto Benigni's film "Life Is Beautiful"

Cortona [GPS N: 43.275069 - E:11.985364]
One of the oldest hill towns in Tuscany, featured in the book "Under the Tuscan Sun".
Cortona's medieval streets are pleasant to wander and you'll be rewarded with fabulous views of the countryside

Tenimenti D'Alessandro - wine tasting and restaurant [GPS N: 43.234212 – E: 11.914697] (R)
Tenimenti d’Alessandro started from scratch on their beautiful vineyard holdings, near Cortona, by planting 50 hectares of vineyards based entirely on scientific analysis results from soil samples. This led them to wide planting of Chardonnay, Viognier and Syrah. So successful has their Tenuta Il Bosco Syrah been that the entire area around the winery and on towards Cortona and Arezzo was granted a DOC for Cortona Syrah. Tenimenti d'Alessandro has won a number of accolades.

Lucignano [GPS N: 43.274596 - E:11.746282]
represents a remarkably conserved medieval walled hill-top village, elliptical in shape; strategically located between Siena and Arezzo

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SIENA
(1 day is not enough, before departure choose which places visit)

Siena a UNESCO a World Heritage Site [GPS N: 43.318426 - E:11.33163]
To go to Siena I suggest to follow this road http://g.co/maps/cr37b

Car parks:
Parcheggio stadio [GPS N: 43.320385 - E:11.326217]
or Parcheggio San Francesco [GPS N:43.32268 E:11.33693]

Main sights:
Siena's cathedral (Duomo), Piazza del Campo, Palazzo Pubblico, Torre del Mangia, Palazzo Salimbeni, Basilica of San Domenico, Sanctuary of Santa Caterina, Palazzo Chigi

Monteriggioni [GPS N:43.389487 - E:11.224399]
One of the best known Italian walled town. Since the Middle Age its fame was so big that also the great poet Dante Alighieri makes sign to his 'round enclosure' in the Divine Comedy

San Gimignano, UNESCO World Heritage Site [GPS N: 43.4677 - E:11.043424]
A small walled medieval hill town, famous for its architecture, San Gimignano has managed to conserve fourteen towers of varying height which have become its international symbol.

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Chianti area
(1 day is not enough, before departure choose which places visit)

Castello Di Verrazzano - wine tasting and restaurant [GPS: N: 43.600412 - E:11.28526] (R)
The Castle of Verrazzano is located on a hilltop in the Chianti Classico area; its high position, over the Greve valley, was once of strategic-military importance; today is a wine producer http://www.verrazzano.com/

Greve in Chianti [GPS N:43.582439 - E:11.316843]
It is a small town, its interestingly shaped main square is the perfect location from which to wander around and visit
Falorni butcher's shop

Montefioralle [GPS N:43.580892 - E:11.304143]
Originally named Monteficalle, probably is name derives from the fig trees that covered the slopes of the hill around the castle. Today is listed on "the most beautiful villages in Italy".

Radda in Chianti [GPS N: 43.486385 - E:11.373167]
The Tuscan wine town makes a useful stop for refreshments while you're exploring this part of the Chianti Classico wine territory. An interesting town hall and a very photogenic fountain.

Castellina in Chianti (Castle of Castellina) [GPS N: 43.471396 - E: 11.285419]
Along the ancient walls an impressive underground tunnel used by the guards, now called Via della Volte. Visit the "Archeological Museum of Chianti" and a gelato in "via Fiorentina 4"

Castello Di Brolio - Winery [GPS N:43.414182 - E:11.462817] (R)
The castle rises at the center of boundless vineyards, from which since 1141 the Ricasoli distilled their famous wines,
place to grow old in the cellars inside the mighty walls of the fortress.

Capannelle - Winery [GPS N:43.473508 - E:11.435051] (R)
Via Capannelle Gaiole in Chianti
American James Sherwood bought Capannelle, a 16th-century Tuscan farmhouse to create a pioneering boutique winery, and set about blending some of Chianti’s most coveted wines.
http://www.capannelle.it/

Badia a Coltibuono (Abbey of the Good Harvest) - wine tasting and restaurant [GPS N:43.494659 - E:11.450758] (R)
Romanesque abbey that has been owned by Lorenza de' Medici's family. Wine has been produced here since the abbey was founded by Vallombrosan monks in the 11th century.

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Lucca

Lucca, UNESCO World Heritage Site (90 min by car or train) [GPS N:43.845384 - E:10.506137]
Main sights:
A walks on the walls around the old town, Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, The Duomo di San Martino (the Cathedral), The Church of San Michele in Foro, The Basilica of San Frediano, Ducal Palace

Pisa

Pisa, UNESCO World Heritage Site (100 min by car or train) [GPS N:43.723258 - E:10.394691]
Main sights: Leaning Tower, Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), Knights' Square (Piazza dei Cavalieri), San Sisto church, The small church of Santa Maria della Spina, The Orto botanico di Pisa.

Parking:
The nearest parking to visit the leaning tower is in Via Cammeo 51 (the full name of the street is "Via Carlo Salomone Cammeo”) GPS: N 43.723854 E 10.391803

The square tower is beautiful but usually is full of tourist so if you have time I suggest to walk a little bit in the city that is lovely ! Suggested walking: https://goo.gl/maps/Lbroh

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Perugia

Perugia (90 min by car or train) [GPS N:43.112176 - E:12.388779]
Main sights:
Palazzo dei Priori, Cathedral of San Lorenzo, Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Fontana Maggiore, San Pietro church, Basilica di San Domenico, Ipogeo dei Volumni, Etruscan Arch

Assisi, UNESCO World Heritage Site (100 min by car or train) [GPS N:43.070698 - E:12.61741]
Main sights: The Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi, The Franciscan monastery, Santa Maria Maggiore, The Cathedral of San Rufino, The Basilica of Saint Clare, Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli

Lake Trasimeno (60 min by car) [GPS N: 43.126848 - E:12.050842]
Trasimeno's castles: Castiglione del Lago, Passignano, Magione, Maggiore, and Polvese islands all have castles.

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Val D' Orcia
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Pienza, UNESCO World Heritage Site (60 min by car) [GPS N:43.076588 - E:11.679078]
The town conceived in 1459 by Pope Pius II.
Main sights:
Palazzo Piccolomini, The Duomo, Palazzo Vescovile, Palazzo Comunale, Borgia Palace.

Montalcino [GPS N:43.057914 - E:11.490108]
A classic fairytale hilltop town, set within a full circle of fortified walls. Montalcino is renowned all over the world for the production of its precious Brunello red wine.

St. Antimo Abbey (Abbazia di Sant'Antimo) [GPS N: 43.000065 - E:11.515601]
Località Sant'Antimo Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Toscana 53024
is a former Benedictine monastery, now inhabited by Canons Regular. The origins date to a small oratory built here, one the location of a former Roman villa, in 352 at the death of Anthimus.

Bagno Vignoni (thermal baths) [GPS N:43.028161 - E:11.618224]
Bagno Vignoni is famous for its thermal baths. It was popular with the Romans and rose to prominence again during the middle ages because of the proximity of the Via Francigena

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For Kids

Rapolano Terme - adventure park "Saltalbero" [GPS N:43.291248 - E:11.586482]
Loc. Fontemaggio, 25 - 53040 Rapolano Terme (SI)
tel. e fax 0577 725307 - cell. 348.5815842 / 338.9333977
http://www.saltalbero.it/

Horse riding - "Rendola Riding" [GPS N: 43.486819 - 11.551104] (R)
Rendola 66, Montevarchi, Arezzo
Tel 055/9707045
http://www.rendolariding.it/

Horse riding - "LA FORRA" [GPS N:43.493954 - E:11.487375] (R)
Montegonzi, Cavriglia
Tel. 055 966091 - 3288263542
http://www.laforra.it/

Water Park (small) - "Crocodile" [GPS N:43.325451 - E:11.767955]
Via Culle - Monte San Savino (AR)
http://acquaparkcrocodile.simply-website.it/

“Museo Leonardo da Vinci” in Florence [GPS N: 43.775913 - E: 11.259859]
Via dei Servi, 66/R-68/R - Firenze
Tel. 055 282966 www.mostredileonardo.com
http://kidsarttourism.com/en/museo-leonardo-da-vinci/

"Palazzo Vecchio Family Museum" [GPS N: 43.769598 - E:11.255775]
Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Firenze
Tel. 055 2768325 http://www.musefirenze.it/en/museums/kit-families/
http://kidsarttourism.com/en/museo-dei-ragazzi-a-palazzo-vecchio/

“Museo Leonardiano” in Vinci [GPS N: 43.78733 - E: 10.926567]
Piazza dei Guidi, Vinci
http://www.museoleonardiano.it/

"The Pinocchio Park" in Collodi [GPS N:43.899551 - E:10.651942]
Via S. Gennaro, 3 - 51014 Collodi Pescia (PT)
Tel 0572 429342
http://www.pinocchio.it/

 
 

Do not hesitate to ask for any kind of information you may need to better organize your Italian vacation

Francesco Cioncolini


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