The Florentine Hills are a forgotten corner of Tuscany, a stunning, peaceful region which has been the retreat of Florentine noblemen since the city was founded. This is a region of picture book landscapes, untarnished medieval villages, authentic Florentine villas and fertile vineyards.
Holidays to Florence, especially the Florentine Hills are peaceful, relaxing breaks, where indulging in good living, mouthwatering gastronomy and fine wines mean you can fully unwind whether you are staying in Florence accommodation for a weekend break or long family holiday.
The Florentine Hills are a favourite destination for walking holidays. There are group walking and hiking trips, but the flexibility and space provided by a self catering holiday villa in the Florentine Hills is best put to use for a private walking holiday, where you, your family or your friends can stroll through the lush landscape taking in the culture and cuisine at exactly the pace and time that is ideal for your perfect holiday.
Among the groves of the Florentine Hills you can find many opportunities to sample to delicious local wines, which have been being harvested on these slopes since Etruscan times.
There are many magnificent castles and churches in the hills surrounding your Florence holiday villa here, often surrounded by parkland or fishing lakes, which you can fish, but only with a permit.
A holiday rental in the Florentine Hills is of course a magnificent way to discover the hidden treasures of Florence, whilst staying in the un-spoilt tranquility of the lush green countryside surrounding the city. The city is most famous for the magnificent artistic heritage and the historic city centre which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Taking the best produce from the Florentine Hills, the restaurants of Florence are some of the best in Italy, and the city centre is filled with fashionable boutiques and large shops.
The Florentine Hills are perfect for walking holidays due to the warm temperate climate. Temperatures remain above freezing all year round, and summers are warm, although mountain breezes keep the air fresh.
Villas in the Florentine Hills are easily accessible. Flights arrive into Florence International Airport (FLR). Flights arrive daily direct from the UK provided by British Airways.