The countryside around us offers postcard landscapes
Montespertoli is located at 20 km from Florence and at 30 km from San Gimignano. It’s a beautiful village situated between the valleys that lead to the Pesa river and Elsa river on the other side.
The landscape is amazing and it is surrounded by hills with olive trees, cypresses and vineyards.
A lot of rich families from Florence such as Guicciardini, Frescobaldi, Acciaioli, Ruccellai, Strozzi and Barbadori, choosed this place to build their residences. Acciaioli’s Montegufoni Castle is located in Via Volterrana, while Machiavelli’s Sonnino Caste is in Montespertoli.
Medioeval villages in Tuscany near Montespertoli
When visiting Tuscany the main attractions are of course big cities like Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca, and San Gimignano but many other small medioeval villages are worthy of a visit too.
- Montelupo Fiorentino
Montelupo Fiorentino is a small village at the confluence of two rivers, the Arno river and the Pesa river. In particular it’s interesting to see the “Prioria of San Lorenzo”, the curch of San Giovanni Evangelista , the Palazzo Pretorio and the ceramics museum that shows the long tradition of hand made ceramics.
- San Casciano in Val Di Pesa
The Etruscans were the inhabitants of these hills that in medioeval era became an important village for its position between Val di Pesa and Val di Greve. You can visit the church of Santa Maria al Prato built in 1304, with inside the famous crucifix by the medioeval painter Simone Martini.
Leonardo da Vinci was born in this small village on 15th April 1452. The famous museo leonardiano and the house where Leonardo da Vinci was born are very interesting to visit.
- Greve in Chianti
It’s very particular medioeval place. It’s considered “the door of the Chianti” because of its special position. It’s located between Florence and Siena.
It’s a small medioeval village with a castle built by the “Longobardi” and there are lot of typical places where you can taste tuscany specialities.
- Montefioralle, Borgo San Lorenzo and Scarperia are other very typical villages where you can enjoy medioeval atmosphere and taste tuscan products.
Near Podere Villabassa you can find very good restaurants. Francesco and Ilaria will be very pleased to recommend them to you.