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Around Florence, a trip to Fiesole

Fiesole

Fiesole


The beauties of Florence continue out of its historical center. Fiesole is a true treasure embedded in the hills near Florene. Tuscan Feeling brings you to a visit around Florence: a trip to Fiesole

The Anfiteatro in Fiesole

The Anfiteatro in Fiesole

Fiesole overlooks the city of Florence, surrounded by the beautiful Tuscan countryside. It is located in the immediate vicinity of Florence city and this allows visitors to reach it in a short time for a quick excursion. Today, VIPs and rich Florentines live here. In the past, Boccaccio, Proust, Stein or Frank Lloyd Wright lived there. A gorgeous villa to visit is Roseto, where the famous architect Michelucci lived, who designed the Santa Maria Novella Station in Florence. From this villa you have a breathtaking view of the dome of the Duomo and the hills of the Arno valley.

A view on Florence

A view on Florence

Another famous villa is the Tatti, where historian Berenson lived, nowadays is the Center for Studies on the Italian Renaissance.

Villa i Tatti's garden

Villa i Tatti’s garden

Fiesole is a very important archaeological city, because it was created by the Etruscans. In the great archeological site, which can be visited for a fee, you can see long stretches of the town’s defense walls dating to the 3rd century BC. C., and the Roman Theater, of the imperial age. In the summer, this theater becomes the stage for the Estate Fiesolana with performances of classical and operetta music.

Fiesole

Fiesole

In the city other important monuments are the Duomo di San Romolo, with its bell tower, the Bishop’s Palace and the ancient church of S Maria Primerana.

Basilica di San Romolo

Basilica di San Romolo

A classic walk to Fiesole is in the direction of the ancient acropolis, where you will find the basilica of S. Alessandro and the church with the convent and the Missionary Museum of St. Francesco. The beautiful surrounding nature makes Fiesole a destination for walks, to Monte Ceceri or Caldine.

Last but not least, a visit to the Archaeological Civic Museum, which records the ancient history of the city of Fiesole and it is connected to the archaeological area. Don’t forget to visit the Bandini Museum, where is the canonical collection of art, and the San Jacopo Chapel, completely freshened where a collection of paintings, crosses and liturgical goldsmiths.

Around Florence, a trip to Fiesole!

Rent your apartment in Florence!

Apt. CASA ORNELLA – 140 m2 – 1 e 2 floor (without elevator) – for 6 persons

Casa Ornella Apartment

Casa Ornella Apartment

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Apartment Louise

Apartment Louise

Apt. CANNETO – 25 m2 – 1st floor (with elevator) – for 2 persons

Apartment Canneto

Apartment Canneto

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Roger Apartment

Roger Apartment

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Aloha Apartment

Aloha Apartment

The 5 most beautiful beaches closest to Florence

Tuscany Sea

Tuscany Sea

Summer: beach, sea and relax time! But how to reach them, if you are in Florence? Tuscan Feeling suggests you The 5 most beautiful beaches closest to Florence.

Viareggio by the Sea

Viareggio by the Sea

Viareggio, in the province of Lucca, is easily reachable from Florence in more than an hour by train and car. It is an historic seaside resort, whose architectures betray a genesis in the liberty era. The beaches are white sand and the seabed is low. Here, you can find well-equipped bathing establishments, but little free beach. The sea is not beautiful, but the promenade is truly impressive and the place of excellence of fashion boutiques. A remarkable detail: in Viareggio there are excellent seafood restaurants!

La Lecciona

La Lecciona

The beach of Lecciona is very close to Viareggio, and is protected by a pine forest that makes the days warmer, very acceptable. The dunes that dotted the golden sandy coastline create a wild wilderness impression and breathe in the air the smell of Mediterranean vegetation.

Marina di Cecina

Marina di Cecina

Marina di Cecina is very popular due to its crystal clear sea, its typical Tuscan landscapes and the excellent prices of the area. To get there, take the car, take the Aurelia road and park near the pine forest. 500 meters of freshly crossed in the pine forest and you get to the sea.

In Maremma, the Buca delle Fate (near Piombino) is paradise for those who love rocks and snorkeling. It’s a lovely cove, incredible sea. After passing the first piece of the promontory of Piombino, after parked along the road to Populonia, you walk down the hollow and smelly Mediterranean scrub. It is not a very easy but very enjoyable trip that you can associate with a visit to the ancient Etruscan city. Famous for crystalline water, the Buca delle Fate is a place of silence, from which to admire the Elba Island.

Buca delle fate

Buca delle fate

La spiaggia libera di Cala Violina è una delle perle della Toscana. Si trova a pochi minuti da Follonica, nel cuore della Maremma e circondata da boschi che diradano a strapiombo nel mare. Il nome – secondo la leggenda – deriva dal rumore, come di violino, che fa la sua sabbia quando viene calpestata. L’accesso è consentito solo a piedi e il parcheggio per l’auto è a numero limitato. Bisogna arrivare molto presto la mattina per poter accedere a questa esclusiva meraviglia della natura toscana!

Cala Violina

Cala Violina

Rent your apartment in Florence!

Apt. CASA ORNELLA – 140 m2 – 1 e 2 floor (without elevator) – for 6 persons

Casa Ornella Apartment

Casa Ornella Apartment

Apt. LOUISE – 110 m2 – 1+ 2 piano floor (without elevator) – for 4 persons

Apartment Louise

Apartment Louise

Apt. CANNETO – 25 m2 – 1st floor (with elevator) – for 2 persons

Apartment Canneto

Apartment Canneto

Apt. IL CORNO – 85 m2 – 3nd floor (without elevator) – for 3 persons

Roger Apartment

Roger Apartment

Apt. ALOHA – 155 m2 – 1st floor (without elevator) – for 5 persons

Aloha Apartment

Aloha Apartment