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Surroundings

san giovanni valdarnoSAN GIOVANNI VALDARNO


San Giovanni is one of the principal centres in the Valdarno aretino and hometown of the famous painter Masaccio: it's situated in the triangle Arezzo-Firenze-Siena, near to the highway exit A1 Valdarno. Surrounded by hills and mountains, San Giovanni, which has an ancient industrial tradition, it's also an art city: the Museo della Basilica, Masaccio's house, Arnolfo's Palace...are just a few of the most important tourist attractions that the city offers to its visitors.

All the historical center is suggestive: developed during the Middle Age, it has still nowadays the structure of medieval surburb, with little streets (the typical “chiassi”, without sunshine) and the sudden opening into big squares, like Masaccio's square and Cavour's square. The project of the city is an Arnolfo's project, such as the design of Palazzo Pretorio, which took later on his name. Nowadays San Giovanni, developed also thanks to an historical activity in the glass sector, it's a city which has found a right balace between art and industrial production, trade and services.

A few meters from our hotel there is Il Sillabo, school of Languages active in San Giovanni Valdarno since 1997 (for more information visit the website www.sillabo.it). Il Sillabo offers languages courses with native teacher and many other activities. In fact you can attend cooking classes on Tuscan regional traditions, each week you can take guided tours to museums, churches, farms, vineyards and olive groves. You can also choose courses in literature, film, archeology, art history, drawing, painting and other.

In the Upper Valdarno, where the city rises, you could admire many natural sightseeings, such as Cavriglia's Park, where, by walking in the woods you could admire animals auch as monkeys, deers , bisons.

Not far away, near Cavriglia, there is the Carla Fineschi Botanical Rose Garden, which since 1967 includes more than 6,000 species and hybrids of roses from all over the world. It represents a non lucrative unique private collection with the only goal to keep a scientific collection of living material. The Garden is open only during the months of May and June. For information, please  visit the website www.rosetofineschi.it

Another interesting sightseeing is the natural phenomenon of the Balze.


firenzeFLORENCE


How to reach it? By train: 30 minutes – by car: 40 minutes


Florence is famous all over the world for its unique beauties. The capital of Tuscany, together with Rome and Venice, is one of the most visited cities in Italy, not only by italians, but also by foreigners.

The historical center is plenty of museums, churches and ancient palaces, built between the XIV and the XVI centuries, when in Italy was growing the cultural movement called Renaissance. Florence is the birthplace of Renaissance, the birthplace of art and culture: the majority of artists and wisemen were born here.

Florence is the synonymous of artistic aboundance and richness; during the middle age and the Renaissance, under the pressure of the family Medici, it became an important economic, cultural and artistic city. The artistic heritage is one of the most impressive of the world and the historical center of the city has been declared by UNESCO world heritage.

Florence has become the art cities known all over the world thanks to the work of many artists which during the years have built big monuments, churches and sculptures. The big names of the Renaissance all come from Florence: Donatello, Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Giotto, Galileo Galilei, Dante, Botticelli and Masaccio are just a few names of the people who leave their mark in the streets of the city.

What can we visit?

Museums

  • Galleria degli Uffizi
  • Galleria dell'Accademia
  • Museo del Bargello
  • Museo Archeologico
  • Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

Monuments and Palaces

  • Palazzo Pitti
  • Palazzo Vecchio (with the magnificent studiolo of Francesco I)
  • Palazzo Medici-Riccardi
  • Palazzo della Signoria
  • Lo Spedale degl'Innocenti
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • David di Michelangelo
  • Campanile di Giotto e Cupola del Brunelleschi
  • Fortezza da Basso

Churches:

  • Duomo e Battistero
  • Chiesa di Santa Maria Novella
  • Chiesa di Santa Croce
  • Chiesa di San Lorenzo

Sightseeings:

  • Piazza Signoria
  • Piazza Santa Croce
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Piazza della Libertà
  • Piazza del Duomo
  • Giardino di Boboli


sienaSIENA AND THE CHIANTI AREA

 

How to reach it? By car in less than an hour.


The city is universally know for its artistic heritage and for his medieval urban style. It has been declared by UNESCO world heritage.

Surrounded by olive trees and Chianti wineyards, Siena is one of the most beautiful tuscan cities. Born on the top of three hills, the city is traveled by wide boulevards and little streets, which drive to the center of the city, with Piazza del Campo, the Duomo, the Spedale di Santa Maria della Scala. Famous for the Palio, the historical horse race, which takes place every year on the 2nd July and the 16th August, Siena is also the city of the ancient University. Siena hosts a lot of big concerts, theaters, cultural events.

Not many areas in the world have a landscape as the one you can see in Siena's surroundings. In the north, you can see the wonderful Chianti landscape (famous for the wine production), with its wineyards and its olive trees and the little small villages that you can see, such as San Gimignano or Monteriggioni, with the big walls around the village. In the south, the Arbia valley drives into the hilly village of Montalcino, where the famous wine Brunello is produced. The zone of the Crete offers an unforgettable landscape. Siena is easily accessible by bus or by car.

What can we visit?

  • Piazza del Campo e Torre del Mangia
  • Terzo di San Martino
  • Museo Civico
  • Santuario di Santa Caterina da Siena
  • Duomo e Battistero
  • Pinacoteca Nazionale
  • Sinagoga


arezzoAREZZO


How to reach it? By car or by train in 30 minutes.


Arezzo is a city with ancient origins, as you can see from the etruscan findings. It has walls since the romanperiod: we can admire the magnificent Anfiteatro which rises in the south part of the city. Later on, in the middle age, were built the four doors that still open the city to the surooundings and give the name to the four quarters playing in the famous Giostra del Saracino: Porta Crucifera, Porta San Clemente, Porta Santo Spirito and Porta San Lorentino. The Saracino is a chivalric game with medieval origins; it take place twice a year, in June and September, in the unique scenery of Piazza Grande, the square where some famous scenes from the film by Roberto Benigni, "Life is Beautiful” were shot. Turning your eyes from the square you can see the famous lodges of Vasari, the painter, sculptor, architect and treatise who was born and lived in Arezzo, where still today you can ammirane his house. Proceeding from this square there are the grass and the Medici Fortress, ideal for a refreshing stop and to admire the sculptural group dedicated to Petrarch, to whom the city of Arezzo was the birthplace. But the most particular thing in Arezzo you can admire in churches: the beautiful church of San Domenico, which hosts the famous crucifix by Cimabue, the church of San Francesco, which captures the eyes of tourists with the frescoes of Piero della Francesca, "The Legend of the True Cross", or the church of Santa Maria. Arezzo was in the past, and still is, gold city and main center of production and sale of this precious metal, together with Vicenza. The first company goldsmith in Arezzo, the Unoaerre (now better known as "Gori and Zucchi and world leader Goldsmith) also inaugurated the first goldsmith museum in Arezzo.

What can we visit?

  • La chiesa di San Francesco (con il ciclo di affreschi di Piero della Francesca, "La Leggenda della Vera Croce")
  • Corso Italia
  • Pieve di Santa Maria
  • Piazza Grande (dove si svolge la Giostra del Saracino)
  • Il Prato e la Fortezza
  • Il Duomo
  • La Chiesa di San Domenico
  • La casa del Vasari
  • L’Anfiteatro
  • Museo Archeologico Nazionale "Gaio Clinio Mecenate"
  • Museo dell’Oro Gori e Zucchi
 


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