15 Gen

Art Lovers

Just a few kilometers from Casa Roseto, easily reached by car, you can find important cities:
San Donato in Poggio (1 km) / San Gimignano (28 km) / Certaldo (29 km) / Florence (30 km) / Siena (44 km) / Volterra (50 km)

Slightly further away, we find other fascinating art cities:
Arezzo (96 km) / Pienza (96 km) / Lucca and Pisa (110 km) / Cortona (116 km)

SAN DONATO IN POGGIO (1 km)

The village of San Donato is still enclosed within the walls of the thirteenth century, on whose western side stands a watch tower that has a very particular form called “Il Torrino”. Read More

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SAN GIMIGNANO (28 km)

San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town known as the Town of Fine Towers. It is famous for its medieval architecture, unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses, which, with its hilltop setting and encircling walls form “an unforgettable skyline”. Read More

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CERTALDO (29 km)

Certaldo was the home village of the family of Giovanni Boccaccio, the poet of “Vita di Dante” and the author of “Decamerone”. He died here at his home and was buried here in 1375. Read More

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FLORENCE (30 km)

Florence is famous for its history: a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, it is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called “the Athens of the Middle Ages”. Read More

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SIENA (44 km)

The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year. Read More

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VOLTERRA (50 km)

The town was a Neolithic settlement and an important Etruscan center with an original civilization. The site is believed to have been continuously inhabited as a city since at least the end of the 8th century BC. It became a municipium in the Roman Age. Read More

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AREZZO (96 km)

Arezzo is believed to have been one of the twelve most important Etruscan cities. Read More

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PIENZA (96 km)

In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d’Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO’s World Cultural Landscapes. Read More

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LUCCA (105 km)

Lucca is the birthplace of composers Giacomo Puccini (La Bohème and Madama Butterfly). It had been the second largest Italian city state (after Venice) with a republican constitution (“comune”) to remain independent over the centuries. Read More

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PISA (110 km)

Although Pisa is known worldwide for its leaning tower (the bell tower of the city’s cathedral), contains more than 20 other historic churches, several medieval palaces and various bridges across the River Arno. Much of the city’s architecture was financed from its history as one of the Italian maritime republics. Read More

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CORTONA (116 km)

The foundation of Cortona remains mixed in legends dating to classical times. These were later reworked especially in the late Renaissance period under Cosimo I de’ Medici. Read More

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