Figline Valdarno is a true Tuscan town that is rich in medieval architecture, and one of the best bases from which to explore the delightful Valdarno Superiore region. Quieter and more rural than the big cities of Siena and Arezzo, visitors to Figline Valdarno are able to enjoy the delights of both the well preserved town centre and the outlying countryside, with holiday rental villas and converted farmhouses well positioned to cater for all interests.
Tuscany is well known for its glorious countryside, and hikes, climbs, walks and bicycle rides can all be enjoyed in the hills that surround Figline Valdarno. Olive groves, vineyards, farmland and rolling hills characterise the Tuscan landscape, and the region is regarded as one of the best places on the planet to unwind and get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life.
The other activity that instantly springs to mind when anyone talks of Tuscany is wine tasting. Figline Valdarno is situated close to the Chianti Hills and surrounded by vineyards, meaning a host of tasting opportunities can be found literally on your doorstep. Vineyards in the region vary from famous international companies to small independent wineries, with the majority more than welcoming to visitors who wish to taste their wares.
Around the town centre, some of the key sites of interest include the Church of San Francesco, the Palazzo Pretorio and the Theatre of Garibaldi Bonaparte. Modern amenities can also be found, so you will never have far to go to find shops, banks, cafes and restaurants. Figline Valdarno is a town steeped in tradition, and a series of festivals play homage to this throughout the year, which are particularly good times in which to visit.
Figline Valdarno properties are an excellent base from which to explore the remainder of the Valdarno Superiore area. Reggello (11km) is home of the Abbey of Vallombrosa, whilst Rignano sull’Arno (13km) is a beautifully preserved medieval town. Trips to the big cities of Florence (33km), Siena (56km) and Arezzo (53km) should also be at the top of any visitor’s wish-list when visiting the area.
Summers are long and hot in Figline Valdarno, with average temperatures of 31C throughout the whole of July and August. Any time from May to October is a great time to visit, but even those that head to Figline Valdarno in the middle of winter will not need to take an abundance of jackets and coats with them, as weather is still mild during this season.
There are several options for reaching Figline Valdarno from the UK, with a flight to Florence Airport (FLR) being perhaps the best option, as it is just 31km from your destination. Galileo Galilei Airport (PSA) near Pisa represents a good alternative, and receives a number of budget flights from across Europe.