Castellare di Tonda organizes day excursions with a guide to Florence, Siena, Monteriggioni, Pisa and Lucca.
All of the local historical and cultural sites are easily accessible from our ideally-located property, using your preferred method of transportation.
SAN GIMINIANO (20 km)
Discover the authentic medieval beauty of this small picturesque town. With its numerous towers, ancient monuments and treasures of art, San Giminiano is one of the most evocative destinations in Tuscany.
CELLOLE (15 km)
At a short distance from San Giminiano, near the fortified burg of Collemuccioli, you can admire the ancient roman church of Pieve di Santa Maria Assunta.
The various Etruscan tombs of the area are of particular interest.
VOLTERRA (20 km)
Explore the rich history of Volterra, a town famous for its alabaster works on the top of a hill overlooking Valdelsa and Val di Cecina, facing the sea.
The city prides itself with various noteworthy monuments, art and archeology collections.
CERTALDO (10 km)
Home of Giovanni Boccaccio (Italian author and poet of the Renaissance), main agricultural and industrial hub of the Valdelsa region, Certaldo features historical and artistic architecture. Discover the typical medieval town, including Boccaccio’s home and the Pretorio palace.
CASTELFIORENTINO (10 km)
The streets of Castelfiorentino tell the story of an ancient city, with many religious sites to admire.
MONTAIONE (2 km)
Montaione’s small town heritage of history and legend offers many interesting artistic sites, including the Pretorio palace, the church of San Regolo, and the roman cistern, among many others.
SAN MINIATO (20 km)
The historical center is located in a strategic position, on a triple hillock overlooking the plains of the river Arno. San Miniato was the medieval city of the Imperial vicars. Explore one of the churches, make sure to see a medieval palace, and don’t forget to stop at the archeological site of San Genesio.
FUCECCHIO (25 km)
Fucecchio is famous for its historical center and palace, its fortress and religious center, its vast countryside and the hills of Montellori, of Cerbaie and of Padule.
Make a stop at the San Salvatore abbey and the Collegiata di San Giovanni Battista.
MONTESPERTOLI (25 km)
An old village just a few kilometers away from Florence that offers numerous monuments and sites of interest, religious, military and natural architecture. Don’t miss the Acqua Bolle volcanic site located in the area of Baccanano.
CERRETO GUIDI (30 km)
A delightful city of the Florentine province, Cerrato is spread out on mainly agricultural land, and still features rich vineyards and olive cultivations. Interesting sites include Villa Medicea, the San Leonardo parish and the Robbiano baptistery, as well as the San Liberata sanctuary.
EMPOLI (25 km)
A beautiful sun-filled city with multiple pleasant sites. We recommend a visit to the Collegiata di Sant’Andrea, the Museo della Collegiata, Santo Stefano church, as well as a glance at Santa Maria a Ripa, and the eponymous church.
Monterappoli is part of the city of Emploli. It features many interesting sites such as the Pieve Romanica di San Giovanni or the church of San Michele, in the area of Pontorme.
VINCI (30 km)
A very interesting historical heritage city, with important religious, civil and military architectural sites. Make sure to visit the Vinciano museum, Leonardo da Vinci’s house, in Anchiano, the Pieve di San Giovanni Battista close to Sant’Ansano.
MONTELUPO (35 km)
Montelupo is famous for its crafts: pottery and glass. We recommend a visit to the San Lorenzo priory and to Villa Medicea dell’Ambrogiana.
CAPRAIA E LIMITE (35 km)
A small town born from the union of two inhabited communities with separate histories and urban characteristics. We suggest a visit to the Castello di Capraia Fiorentina and the church of Santo Stefano.