Val di Sieve is a rural province in the Florence region of Tuscany. Running along a narrow valley of the River Sieve, and surrounded by the steep foothills of the Apennines, the Val di Sieve is a wonderfully scenic, peaceful place to take a holiday rental, especially if you would like a great walking holiday with great local wines in abundance.
There is a very traditional feel to holidays in the Val di Sieve, with beautiful parish churches, ancient castles standing proud and huge renaissance villas adorning the countryside. The Apennine hills are a delight to walk. Walking, mountain biking and horse riding holidays in the area are absolutely fantastic, with plenty of completely unspoilt stretches of the valley allowing you to enjoy an absolutely timeless holiday. There are a number of mountain bike rental shops, riding stables and route maps available throughout the province.
The wine trails of the Val di Sieve are a great asset to the region. Taking in both the famous vineyards and some of the best viewpoints in the area, walking, cycling or driving the wine trails are fantastic ways to get to know the Val di Sieve, especially if this is your first visit to a Val di Sieve villa. The vineyards of famous wines from Londa to Rufina offer magnificent wine tasting tours, allowing you to quickly find the perfect accompaniment to the Tuscan delicacies you will be enjoying during your holiday. Many of the wines of the Val di Sieve have strong fruit flavours, with vanilla, raspberry and cherries being among the most compelling flavours.
Val di Sieve accommodation is the perfect base for exploration of Florence, Tuscany’s most famous city. The attractions of Florence are endless, from the huge domed Cathedral of Santa Maria to the Fountain of Neptune. UNESCO estimate that a third of the world’s most important artistic masterpieces are in Florence alone, which makes it an essential stop on any Val di Sieve holiday. Unfortunately, due to the vast historical heritage, the crowds can become huge during the summer, but being able to escape to the solitude of a Val di Sieve villa rental makes the experience far more enjoyable.
Londa is a magnificent town just 18 miles outside the centre of Florence, yet seemingly in a different world. Wine connoisseurs will be thrilled by taking a holiday rental in Londa, as it lies among some of the best vineyards in the Val di Sieve.
Pontassieve has a beautiful old town centre, centred around the remains of the castle di San Michele. There are many beautiful buildings around the centre of Pontassieve, and if you decide to take Val di Sieve accommodation elsewhere, a visit to the old town is a great way to spend an afternoon.
Dicomano lies in the heart of the Val di Sieve, perfect for a full exploration of the vineyards, trails and historic villages of the region.
The Peretola Airport (FLR) in Florence is just a short drive from the Val di Sieve. There are regular flights to Florence fromLondonGatwick, provided by Meridiana Airlines, making the whole area easily accessible from the England. Car rental facilities are available at the airport, giving you even more freedom and flexibility during your stay in a Val di Sieve villa.