A holiday on a farm in Florence allows you to stay very close to the birthplace of the Renaissance, home to famous men such as Dante, Giotto and Botticelli, where among the many things to do, a visit to the Uffizi Gallery is a must.
You can see...
many art treasures not only in the Tuscan capital, but also in the countryside of Florence, from the Medici villas, like villa di Poggio a Caiano, to the Leonardo da Vinci Museum, not to mention small towns from secular history, such as Certaldo and Fiesole.
Moreover, if you like good food and good wine, this route can prove to be rich in taste; in fact, along the Chianti Wine Routes, you can make a gastronomic tour through the Florentine hills in Chianti Classico, stopping at typical wine bars and restaurants, where you can taste Tuscan doc wines and eat the steak alla fiorentina.
These masterpieces of art and good food are set in the beauty of the Florentine countryside, where rolling hills dotted with cypress trees and farmhouses alternate with forests of the Mugello mountains an ideal destination for many hikers.
For your holiday near Florence, farms, bed and breakfasts and holiday homes are some of the types of accommodation that we offer for a stay combining the relaxation of a holiday in the countryside with the advantage of being in close proximity to major tourist destinations.
Main events in the province of Florence
Giotto Jazz Festival
Florence, Various venues, from February to April
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Florence, Various locations, from late April to late June
Artists, craftsmen, from all over the world come to Florence for this fair that lets you buy local handicraft products from various countries. What better city than Florence to be the scene for an exhibition market like this as throughout the world Florence is not just art and culture, but also quality shopping.
Scoppio del carro
Florence, Piazza del Duomo, Easter Sunday
Parade of decorated wagon pulled by oxen from Porta a Prato to the Piazza del Duomo where a wire connects the wagon to the main altar of the Cathedral. On this wire, during the noon Mass, the Colombina flies to the wagon and ignites the rockets and barrels, then returns to the church. It is a popular belief that if the event progresses smoothly, the year will be positive.
Historic Florentine football
Florence, Piazza Santa Croce, June 24 (final match), Festa di San Giovanni
Football game played since the days of ancient Florence.
Fiesole, Roman Theatre, summer
Numerous theatrical, film and music events
Vinci, Old Town, last Wednesday of July
Event which commemorates the capture of Captain Cecco Santi, accused of having betrayed Vinci and thus thrown from the tower of the Castle of the Conti Guidi. After the parade through the streets of the Old Town, the evening ends with a beautiful fireworks display.
Florence, Church of the Annunciation, September 7
On the eve of the feast of the Virgin, candles hanging from a long barrel are carried in procession.