Around Lastra a Signa
For those who love art, history and the landscape: there are some lovely itineraries through the hills in an area of great environmental value made up of oak and pine groves in a countryside filled with vineyards and olive trees that extends for as far as the eye can see. The entire area is under the Safeguard of the Superintendent of Fine Arts and Landscape for the Province of Florence and is brimming with Villas and Castles, Churches, Convents and Tabernacles which bear witness to the glory of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. – The Church of San Romolo a Settimo which dates back to before the year 1000 at the top of the highest hills in Lastra a Signa – about 250 metres from our holiday farm – The Church and Convent of Santa Maria di Lecceto, built in the 1400s – The Church and Convent of Santa Maria delle Selve, built in the 1300s – The Church of San Martino a Gangalandi, designed by Leon Battista Alberti, with its majestic Museum of Sacred Art – The wall surrounding Malmantile with towers dominating the four corners and two gates of the village – The wall surrounding the old town centre of Lastra a Signa leading to the gates of Portone di Baccio, Porta Pisana and Porta Fiorentina attributed to Brunelleschi – The Hospital of S. Antonio located in the old town centre of Lastra a Signa – Villa Bellosguardo which once belonged to the renowned tenor Enrico Caruso with its extraordinary park modelled after the Boboli Gardens in Florence.
A small shopping centre is only a short drive from the holiday farm where you will find a: COOP (supermarket), Decathlon, Euronics, shoe store, clothing store and the Tani 59 rosso boutique.
A few kilometers from the farmhouse
Antica Trattoria Sanesi, Via Arione 33 Lastra a Signa (3,5 km in auto)
Ristorante Edy Piu, Via di Calcinaia 94 Lastra a Signa (3 km in auto)
Ristorante Artegaia, Via della Fabbrica 2 San Martino alla Palma, Scandicci (6 km in auto)
Fun and entertainment
Lastra a Signa Fluvial Park
Bike and walking routes to discover the right bank of the Arno River.
Renai Park in Signa
11 kilometres of bike routes leading to the centre of Florence with a playground for children and rest areas.
Montelupo Golf Club
Only 15 kilometres from the holiday farm, 9 holes along the Arno River surrounded by the marvellous Tuscan landscape of Chianti Montalbano. The Florence
Only 12 kilometres from the holiday farm, the Golf Club offers a 9 and an 18-hole course.
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Short range visits
Only 13 kilometres from the holiday farm. A 20-minute drive, a 20-minute train ride and a half-hour by trolley. Florence, world heritage city and the capital of the Tuscan region, is the home of many artistic and architectural masterpieces of the Renaissance. Some of the most famous monuments to see:
– The Duomo
– Cathedral with cupola and roof tiles designed by Brunelleschi
– The Giotto Bell Tower
– The Uffizi Gallery, one of the most famous and prestigious museums in the world
– The Accademia Gallery
– The Boboli Gardens, an authentic outdoor museum and one of the best-known Italian gardens in the world
– The Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, which contains extraordinary masterpieces by Michelangelo
– Palazzo Pitti, the largest architectural treasure in Florence. It hosts eight museums