Our residence is in the Arno valley hills, the territory wedged from Chianti hills and Pratomagno mountains, following the river Arno path that go from Arezzo territory to Florence.
The Arno Valley, in the history, was under Florence's Signory territory; was borderland from Florence , Arezzo and Siena; for this built and fortified by the Florentines.
Tuscany heart, in the middle ages and renaissance, is still a neuralgic point of Tuscany and Italy; from here go the must important communications connections, from Roman age, with old Cassia, until to day, with most important italian highway and railway, that are the connections from north and south Italy, Milano, Firenz, Roma, Napoli
N.B. a particular notice for the big number of Outlet by big fashion brands presents in the Valley, Gucci, Prada and much more.
The Roman Road Cassia, across the valley on the Pratomango mountain slopes, to day Seven Bridges road; there is possible again find roman bridge and ancient Church, like Ponte Buriano, the bridge probably painted in Monnalisa, by Leonardo da Vinci, the ancient Gropina church, one of better conserved in Italy. Built by Florentines the cities: Montevarchi, San Giovanni, Figline Valdarno, Castelfranco di Sopra Following in florence directions is impossible don't talk about Reggello, on the Seven Bridges Road, the Benedictine Abbey of Valleombrosa, the Moorish Castle of Sammezzano.
Arezzo, is one of most beautiful city of Tuscany, city of Vasari, founder of the history of art; to see the Piero della Francesca frescoes, on San Francesco Church.
Civitella in Val di Chiana, is a middle age village that dominate the Chiana Valley with the view until Citona mountain; from there is easy reach Cortona ancient Etruscan town.
In the other side, the Pratomagno mountains, beyond of it are extended Casentino, Poppi with Conti Guidi Castle.
A little distance beyond Arezzo, Anghiari, Camaldoli Franciscan hermitage, Monterchi, Sansepolcro
Florence is the pulsing heart of Tuscany, of Italy and Europe;
birthplace of the Renaissance, city with a singular architectural beauty, continues to be a forge of new artist, fashion, quality foods and wines.
The best tip that we can give you for visit the city is leave the car at the Montevarchi station, where take the train, train that leading you, in the central station of Florence , Santa Maria Novella; from there will be a wonderful urban trekking, by roads, monuments and museums of the city. Around Florence, don't lose Fiesole, Greve in Chianti.
Siena's territory is the Tuscany landscape, from Chianti hills, Crete Senesi, Orcia Valley; the number of excursions available in this area is almost unlimited;with the car from Montevarchi is possible reach faster Chianti Classico hills, Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga, until Siena City.
On south direction Crete Senesi area, Montepulciano and Pienza over the Orcia valley, valley dominate on west by Montalcino and on south by Radicofani fort, that watched over the ancient Via Francigena to Roma direction.
Pisa, with miracle square and the pendant tower is of course one of place of Tuscany by keep in mind; nearby Pisa the wonderful walls of Lucca and Livorno, Venice neighborhood.
If you desire a excursion to the sea, Maremma area is reachable in 1h30', there wonderful to see , the Uccellina natural park, or Marina di Grosseto e Castiglion della Pescaia beaches.
If you have time for a little more road, on the old road Massetana, the wonderful San Galgano Abbey and the Sword in the Stone.
Umbria is a natural Tuscany extension, the Tiberina Valley go from San Sepolcro in south directions to Citta di Castello, Umbertite, Perugia; the Trasimeno lake is natural Chiana Valley borderline, Orvieto is on the road to Rome ; Perugia is reachable i 1h30' with car.
Rome is around 2h30' with car, but can be reachable easy also with train.
The event 2015 of course will be Universal Expo in Milano; can be a hard excursion, but is possible with train in one day.
Società Agricola il Palazzo, Societa Semplice
Loc. Il Palazzo, 1 Pergine V.no Valdarno
52020 AR Arezzo - Italia