Maria Giovanna Socci Ghini - Il Villino e Le Scuderie - Via Lamole, 8 - 50020 Greve in Chianti - Florence, Italy

Our place is located in the Medieval village of Lamole, where you may find also a small but well equipped grocery/market and a nice typical restaurant.

MAIN DISTANCES:

Greve in Chianti: 8 km
Firenze: 35 km
Cavriglia Zoo & Natural Park: 25 km
Ugolino Golf Club: 25 km
Monteriggioni: 28 km
Siena: 35 km
San Gimignano: 40 km
Volterra: 65 km
Pisa: 100 km
Roma: 290 km
Outlet Shopping Centre "The Mall": 35 km




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SUGGESTED DAYTRIPS

Florence (30 km) Some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world are to be found in Florence’s museums, palaces, and churches. Popular and important sites in Florence include the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Uffizi, the Accademia, and the Bargello. The churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce house world-renowned works of art, and Michelangelo's architectural genius is to be admired in the Church of San Lorenzo’s New Sacristy and the Laurentian Library. Wander the ancient city streets until you reach the Arno River, enjoy the Ponte Vecchio, and cross over to the artisan district in the Oltrarno. The Pitti Palace houses vast and varied collections of paintings, silver works, and Renaissance costumes dating from the 15th through the 19th centuries. And there’s plenty to see outdoors: spend a day at the Boboli Gardens or climb the hill to Piazzale Michelangelo and the church of San Miniato al Monte for an enchanting view of Florence. The historic center of Florence has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.


Siena (30 km), located in the heart of Tuscany, is one of Italy's best-preserved medieval towns. Built on three hills and surrounded by well-preserved walls, Siena is filled with fine examples of Gothic architecture and boasts one of the world's most unique piazzas, Il Campo. The world-famous horserace, Il Palio, is an essential part of Sienese identity, history and culture. The historic center of Siena has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.


Greve in Chianti (8 km) is a small, lovely town situated in Val di Greve, between the cities of Florence and Siena. It is part of the Florentine Chianti territory, home of one of the most famous red wines in Italy. It’s a welcome side trip, especially during the September Greve Wine Festival.


San Gimignano (40 km) is a small, fortified hill town in the province of Siena famous for its medieval architecture, especially its towers, which may be seen from several kilometers outside of town. It is known for its white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, grown in the area. In 1990 San Gimignano was declared by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Town.


Populonia (170 km) located near Tuscany’s western coast, is the site of some of Italy’s best-preserved Etruscan tomb structures and other remains, in addition to a small Etruscan museum. It was an important metalworking city for the Etruscans and one of the few of their cities built right on the coast. In addition to the Etruscan remains, Populonia has a massive fortress built in the 15 C. From the fortress there are wonderful views over the Gulf of Baratti. There is also a pleasant Medieval village built around the fortress.


Volterra (65 km), with its intriguing history and stunning natural landscape, makes for one of the most charming hill towns to visit in Tuscany. From the time of the Etruscans to the 19th century, history bestowed upon Volterra a wealth of artwork and archeological monuments which can still be seen today within the context of unspoiled natural surroundings, a way of life on a human scale, and the area's unique centuries-long tradition of carving and sculpting alabaster for functional, decorative and architectural purposes.


Elba Island (180 km) is the third largest Italian island and the largest in the Tuscan Archipelago. The island, located 10 kilometers from the mainland, can be accessed by ferry or hydrofoil in less than one hour. Elba offers romantic fishing villages, small towns on rocky hilltops, ancient castles, green valleys and enchanting bays combined with sandy beaches. The ever-present evidence of history and culture, combined with an extraordinary wealth of natural beauty, make this magical island unique. Elba and the other islands of the Tuscan Archipelago are protected in the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago.


Castiglione della Pescaia (135 km) is an ancient seaside town in the province of Grosseto, Italy. The modern city grew around a medieval fortress. Today Castiglione della Pescaia is known for its beaches and has become a center of international tourism.


Saturnia (150 km) is a spa town in Tuscany that has been inhabited since ancient times. Saturnia itself is a charming medieval village and the surrounding, unspoiled hills are filled with olive groves and woodlands and are rich with Etruscan remains. It is about an hour and a half from Rome, an hour from Siena, and a half-hour to the sea. At the foot of the hill lies a warm water spa 98.6° F degree (37°C) famous for its therapeutic qualities.


Monteriggioni (28 km) is a small, fortified town. Perfectly preserved, it is located on a hilltop, 200 m above sea level in the north of the Siena province, between Chianti and the Elsa Valley. The walled medieval town dates back to the beginning of the 13th century, when the government of Siena ordered its construction as a military stronghold to be on the watch over the border with Florence. The medieval festival “Monteriggioni” is held in July, and is one of the most celebrated medieval parades in Italy. The citizens dress in medieval costumes: soldiers, noblemen, ladies, jugglers, minstrels, astrologers, craftsmen and peasants. The town is filled with stands with local crafts, delicious local dishes and prestigious wines of the area.


The Cavriglia Natural Park & Zoo (25 km) extends over an area of 600 hectares on the wooded hills between Chianti and Valdarno. There are paths for hiking, horseback riding, and bird-watching.


The Mall (35 km) is a shopping outlet that deals exclusively in high-end designer fashion at outlet prices.


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