Paesaggio Grande Firenze

All around Florence

Why only stay in Florence when there’s so much more to see all around? The municipalities that make up Florence and the Florentine Area are excellent testimonials to the quality of the territory. These seventeen municipalities differ widely but have strong identifying features.

         •    In the hills or along the Arno River

Counted among these are places of great artistic and historical interest, such as Fiesole, founded by the Etruscans and set on a hill, Impruneta, famous for the kilns where terracotta is produced and for the centuries-old Marian shrine. And the treasures of Bagno a Ripoli are also in the hills: the Oratory of Santa Caterina in Rimezzano, the Bigallo Hostel, and the villas.
The oldest part of Calenzano was a hillside fortification, while the beauties of Sesto Fiorentino range from the Etruscan tombs in the plain to the villas in the hills.

Another hillside town is Lastra a Signa, which casts an eye on the course of the Arno that separates it from Signa: the river’s course, after passing through Florence, is also the element that joins the towns of Rignano sull'Arno, Figline and Incisa Valdarno, new Florentine lands.

            •    The so-called "plain"

As well as Sesto, Scandicci is also in the plain (but with some lovely hilly spots) as well as Campi Bisenzio, each with its own characteristics and a common feature: proximity to the city.

              •    Almost in the mountains

There is an entire area whose landscape is hilly and verging on mountainside, and this involves the eastern sector: Reggello, Pelago and the Forest of Vallombrosa, of chestnuts, beeches and fir trees that guard the Abbey to which St. Giovanni Gualberto and his followers retreated in 1036.

Pontassieve, a Florentine "walled land", Rufina, an important wine-making centre, Londa, gateway to the "Casentino Forests, Monte Falterona and Campigna National Park".

And finally Vaglia, which takes us to the Mugello, with its most precious "gem", the Medicean Park of Pratolino, a UNESCO site, a legacy of Francesco I dei Medici.


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    This is a list of the municipalities

    • Bagno a Ripoli
    • Calenzano
    • Campi Bisenzio
    • Fiesole
    • Figline e Incisa Valdarno
    • Firenze
    • Impruneta
    • Lastra a Signa
    • Londa
    • Pelago
    • Pontassieve
    • Reggello
    • Rignano sull'Arno
    • Rufina
    • Scandicci
    • Sesto Fiorentino
    • Signa
    • Vaglia
    Walking route
    Bike route
    Hiking route
    Piazza della Vittoria, 1, 50012 Bagno A Ripoli FI, Italia11543
    Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 12, 50041 Calenzano FI, Italia11543
    Piazza Dante, 37, 50013 Campi Bisenzio FI, Italia11543
    Piazza Mino da Fiesole, 24, 50014 Fiesole FI, Italia11543
    Piazza del Municipio, 5, 50063 Figline e Incisa Valdarno FI, Italia11543
    Piazza Buondelmonti, 41, 50023 Impruneta FI, Italia11543
    Piazza del Comune, 17, 50055 Lastra a Signa FI, Italia11543
    Piazza Umberto I, 9, 50060 Londa FI, Italia11543
    Via del Ponte Vecchio, 1, 50060 Pelago FI, Italia11543
    Via Tanzini, 30, 50065 Pontassieve FI, Italia11543
    Piazza Roosevelt, 1, 50066 Reggello FI, Italia11543
    Piazza della Repubblica, 1, 50067 Rignano sull'Arno FI, Italia11543
    Via Piave, 5, 50068 Rufina FI, Italia11543
    Piazzale della Resistenza, 1, 50018 Scandicci FI, Italia11543
    Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 1, 50019 Comune di Sesto Fiorentino FI, Italia11543
    Piazza della Repubblica, 1, 50058 Signa FI, Italia11543
    Piazza Corsini, 3, 50036 Vaglia FI, Italia11543
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    City:
    Bagno a Ripoli  Calenzano  Campi Bisenzio  Fiesole  Figline e Incisa Valdarno  Firenze  Impruneta  Lastra a Signa  Londa  Pelago  Pontassieve  Reggello  Rignano sull’Arno  Rufina  Scandicci  Sesto Fiorentino  Signa  Vaglia 
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