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Surroundings

Montalbano
Locality

• San Baronto 5 km

 

• Carmignano 20 km

 

• Vinci 12 km

 

• Cerreto Guidi 15 km

 

• Larciano 5 km

 

• Montevettolini 5 km

 

• Cecina 2 km

 

• Casalguidi 4 km

 

• Padule Fucecchio 5 km

The green area of Montalbano extends for 16.000 hectares in the nearby of Florence, Pistoia and Prato. The landscape is dominated by hills with grapevine cultivation occurring in the plains or on terraced fields, olive trees spreadingover the higher areas,and at the summits chestnut trees (a typical example of introduced vegetation).

Between the 16th-17th centuries approximately 10,000 acres of Montalbano were tranformed by the Medici into the. Barco Reale Mediceo, a vast area used a reserve for hunting in which short portions of the perimeter wall surrounding the area still exist today.

The area of Montalbano is particularly suited for walks and exursions, thanks to an extensive network of walking and biking trails which lead through the green hilly countryside, past archeological sites, and into the ancient woods like the oak-wood of Pietramarina.

Cities

Pistoia  (to 10km)
Pistoia city of arts, culture and nature: pistoia’s mountains intact and covered by snow, the historical centre rich of culture, history and secret corners; the green hills, the sunsets and the typical products from Valdinievole and Montalbano, the wellness and the beauty of the extraordinary thermal centres know from century. This district keep elements that satisfy different needs. Iin the historical centre for those who love to do shopping and to enjoy without give up the culture; in the mountains to sky in winter and to make gorgeous excursions in summer; in the hills for those who want to live in peace surrounded by the nature and the tradition; near the thermal centres for those who want to relax themselves.

 

Florence  (to 25km)
Firenze is known like the city of the Arts, with his numberless sculptures, architectures and ancient roads that transform the city in a museum ”en plein-air”: rich of exclusive areas. But Firenze offers many other arrangements…and to find them we need only to get out from the centre and to go to the discover of his wide province: the traditions and the craft in the areas of Mugello and Chianti, the gorgeous hills and landscapes in the communes of Fiesole and Bagno a Ripoli, the evocative historical villages of Vinci, Certaldo e San Casciano. . Firenze is at the same time also pulsating centre of Toscana’s economy, especially in the sector of fashion, food-and-wine connoisseurship, textile, metallurgy, pharmacy, chemistry, glass and ceramic.

 

Siena  (to 90km)
Siena, famous for his artistic heritage and for the stile of urban furniture, is one of the most fascinating city of Toscana to visit . But also the district of Siena is rich of beautiful landscapes, characterized from hills and medieval villages. Fascinating and suggestive are the villages in Val di Chiana, Val d’Elsa, Crete Senesi and Chianti with his wines, and than the characteristic villages like Pienza, Montepulciano, San Gimignano and many others. We find also fantastic thermal centres like Chianciano Terme and the exclusive San Casciano dei Bagni.

 

Lucca  (to 35km)
Lucca is one of the most beautiful and renowned towns of art in Italy, it is surrounded by fortification walls of the XVI century and it is rich in churches and monuments to visit. Nearby you can find the gorgeous Garfagnana, an area completely covered with uncontaminated woods and rich in rivers and Versilia, a coast region characterized by magnificent beaches, society and night enjoyment but also full of cultural events and entertainment.

 

Pisa  (to 55km)
Pisa, well-known for its famous Square of Miracles, is declared property of humanity. The Leaning Tower rises in the square, it is a bell tower 56 metres high that represents one of the Italian world-famous monument. Pisa is the seat of the most important airport of Tuscany, named ”Galileo Galilei” and of three universities. The town is situated few kilometres from the mouth of the Arno River, in a level land called lower Valdarno, north shut in by Pisan Mountains.