Holidays on Florence Mountains

Immersed in nature, in a particularly interesting environmental area, but just an hour away from the Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Vecchio.

It is the so-called Montagna Fiorentina, a territory east of the capital town of Tuscany, which encompasses part of Upper Valdarno and the valleys of Sieve and Comano. Divided into six municipalities (Londa, Pelago, Pontassieve, Reggello, Rufina and San Godenzo), it is the ideal destination for those tourists who during their holidays in Florence would like to relax in close contact with nature.

Small hills covered with forests alternate with gentle slopes covered with vineyards and olive groves. Moreover, right in this area stand some of the most charming Florentine castles and many aristocratic countryside residences that have nothing to envy to the villas in Florence.

Want some example?

The castle of Nipozzano in Pelago and the Torre a Decima in Pontassieve, Villa Poggio Reale in Rufina or Villa le Fonti in Pontassieve.

And then there is Vallombrosa with its abbey. Built around mid-18th century - but the monks have lived in the area since the year 1000 -, the abbey hosts a museum and an ancient drugstore selling honey, marmalades and jams, herbal teas, syrups, liqueurs and even chocolate.

As we have already said, however, a stay on the Florentine mountains is above all synonym with nature and sport: many tracks are waiting for you to have wonderful walks and mountain-bike or horseback rides. At the end of which you will have the opportunity to taste the delicious local products!


Our most requested villas for vacation rentals:
Villa Marco Villa for rent in the countryside of Chianti, near Florence. Accommodation for 8/12 people, private swimming pool, outdoor whirlpool bath for 7, Internet connection, children's playground, air conditioning. Golf club, riding stable and tennis club within a few kilometres. Possibility of organising dinners and cooking lessons. More details
Villa Le Classe Elegant holiday villa in proximity to Montaione, in Empoli countryside, just a few kilometres from Volterra and San Gimignano, at the centre of a triangle formed by Siena, Pisa and Florence. 8+2 sleeping accommodations, garden, swimming pool, Internet connection, children`s playground. More details
Farm Castelfiorentino Apartments and villas for rent in the typical Tuscan countryside, in Castelfiorentino (Florence). Accommodates 4 to 45, garden, swimming pool, satellite TV, Internet connection. More details
Villa dei Pini Villa with pool and wide wooded park in Empoli countryside, in Montaione, in the province of Florence. Sleeps 12, air conditioning, Internet connection, solarium area. Thermal baths, riding stable, tennis club and golf club within a few kilometres. More details