The Green area awaits you: 7 wonderful itineraries around Florence
Valleys, gardens, river banks and art: dive into the green and rediscover #slowflorence
Beyond the historic center, Florence has infinite beauty secrets. It’s all about discovering them slowly, one by one, connecting with the nature and with the history of the paths situated around the city like a treasure map.
From the banks of the Arno, to Bellosguardo, Castello, Galluzzo, Mensola and then behind Piazzale Michelangelo: rediscover the city through 7 historical & green itineraries. Florence is best when it’s seen slowly.
Change your perspective, the Florence's green side is waiting for you.
Once home to Anna Maria Luisa de ‘Medici, the last descendant of the family, Villa La Quiete is another spectacular site where beautifully curated gardens stretch out in front of you. Head north-east for another stunning route that takes you between the Mensola valley and the Settignano hills.
You’ll find the very best of Tuscan nature in this protected natural area where you’ll find rare types of flora and fauna.
Depart from via di San Carlo, going towards Il Boschetto, taking in places like Villa Strozzi Park and Monte Oliveto along the way. Alternatively, take the path to the magnificent balcony over Florence, Piazzale Michelangelo. The route features some of the most iconic sites, as well as some you may not have come across. The Iris garden, the Rose garden, the Church of San Miniato, the Bobolino garden…the list goes on! Every street you go down will lead you to another splendid location. Getting lost here is half the fun!
Continue your discovery of Florence with a trip to Galluzzo, the crossroads between Florence, Scandicci, Bagno a Ripoli and Impruneta. This interesting melting pot brings together aspects of all the above places and the attentive eye will be able to spot interesting geological features such as the pietra forte from Monteripladi, and the galestrino soil of the Impruneta hills.