Impruneta is a wonderful town in the Florence region of Tuscany, Italy. Known for its terracotta production, Impruneta is historically a very wealthy town, which can clearly be seen when you arrive in the spacious city centre, with its elegant yet imposing terracotta coloured buildings around the main square. Surrounded by the lush green hills of the Florentine Hills, a holiday rental villa in Impruneta is a perfect base for a full exploration of Tuscany, from the art to the cuisine, countryside to the medieval hill towns.
There are numerous archaeological discoveries made in the Impruneta region, some dating as far back as the Etruscan era. It is the more recent sites, including the Sanctuary of Santa Maria and the Basilica that draw the most attention from visitors to Impruneta accommodation.
The countryside of the Florentine Hills is an agro-tourism haven. The rural villas around Impruneta are ideal for walking, horse riding and cycling holidays. The ancient woodlands are beautiful, concealing a maze of paths and routes. The Impruneta area is a mainly agricultural region, and as a result, the cuisine is wonderfully rustic and heart. Cookery courses (in English) can be taken in Impruneta, information on which is available from the Impruneta tourist information offices.
A holiday rental property in Impruneta is just 15km from the centre of Florence. Florence is a huge attraction to visitors, with countless attractions throughout the city. There are often large crowds in Florence during the summer, due to the vast range of attractions found in Florence. UNESCO estimates that over 30% of the world’s artistic treasures can be found in Florence, making the city well worth investigating for a day or two from Impruneta accommodation.
Impruneta basks in glorious sunshine for much of the year. Rainfall is infrequent, meaning that you can happily enjoy the Florentine Hills all year round. During July and August, temperatures regularly reach 30˚C, without soaring to uncomfortable levels. Average monthly temperatures remain above 20˚C from May until September, and even during the coldest months, you rarely experience temperatures below 10˚C.
Florence’s Peretola Airport (FLR) is within easy reach of a villa in Impruneta. Meridiana provide direct services from London Gatwick (LGW), which makes taking an Impruneta holiday easy from the UK. If getting to Gatwick is not feasible, Siena Airport (SAY) receives a larger range of incoming flights from the UK, and there are plenty of car hire firms operating from the airport.