The Florentine hills, boasting of the artistic and cultural capital of Renaissance Florence, are known all over the world but what few know is that fall within a local context only. The Florentine hills, harmonious fruit of the encounter between the secular work of man and a generous nature and untouched, are a credit to the entire nation and, in the following guide, you can read some tips on how to visit the Florentine hills at best.
Each area of the Colli Fiorentini corresponds to a different artisanal specialities that can be observed, that in different locations may also change the individual tasks that you can contemplate in all their beauty. Before you go exploring the Florentine hills so not only you should take along a map, but also pinpoint what you intend to admire, so pick the targeted locations and have more time to devote to the territories and to their culture. Tuscany after all is the Queen of fullness.
Through the municipalities of Scandicci, Lastra a Signa, Montelupo Fiorentino, one discovers a route dotted with small medieval villages and craft activities related to the art of ceramics, while those who choose a route from the Certosa di Galluzzo and Impruneta, you’ll notice how the art of manufacturing of cooked and its furnaces, are so rooted in popular tradition. Taking instead the Chiantigiana road you can reach Florence with its charming countryside houses important Renaissance villas. From here through ancient parishes and wooded hills, you can easily reach the town of Fiesole, where you can admire important archaeological excavations and a magnificent Roman Theatre.
During the route for the Florentine hills, one can also admire the rich wine production that the territory offers, through the availability of local producers and cellars equipped.