12 towns in the Florentine area that absolutely have to be seen

The characteristic towns of Tuscany are famous all over the world; let's discover the 12 most beautiful in the Florentine area together.

If you happen to ask any local Florentine, “Would you recommend a magical place to me?”, you would be surprised by how many of them would start their answer with: “We had dinner in this particular hamlet...by chance we stopped along the road...in that star-filled night, lost in the streets of that village perched on a hill...

I will remember it my whole life.”

Villages always have something special about them. However small they may be, mystery, beauty and artistic treasures are hidden behind every corner. Standing proud in the Tuscan hills, there are wonderful towns in the Florentine area to discover; perfect places to spend a day filled with great food and culture.

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CERTALDO: in the center of Val d’Elsa, Boccaccio's birthplace

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BARBERINO TAVARNELLE: where you can also visit the hamlet of Barberino Val d’Elsa and the San Michele Arcangelo Abbey in Passignano

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GREVE IN CHIANTI: the charming village of Montefioralle is unmissable

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MONTESPERTOLI: a gem in Chianti

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MONTAIONE: the town without architectural barriers

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VINCI: Leonardo's birthplace with its Leonardiano Museum

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IMPRUNETA: the land of terracotta

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FIESOLE: beauty of Etruscan and Roman influence

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PONTASSIEVE: with its Medici bridge

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SAN GODENZO: the village among mountains and waterfalls

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BARBERINO DI MUGELLO: the heart of Mugello

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MARRADI: from where you can take wonderful steam trains and let yourself be transported to discover other villages

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