With HomeAway you can browse a range of farmhouses and apartments in Montelupo Fiorentino to find the accommodation that has everything you need for a peaceful holiday. The town is on the Arno, not far from Florence and set in classic Tuscan scenery, with undulating vineyards all around. Holiday homes in Montelupo Fiorentino are historic villas and farmhouses, tastefully updated to cater to 21st Century holidaymakers. Many are set in large grounds amid inspiring rural landscapes, and luxuries such as private pools feature at most Montelupo Fiorentino holiday homes.
-Local history. Montelupo Fiorentino is a handsome town on the south bank of the Arno River. Traditionally it was an important centre for ceramics and glassware production – there are historic kilns dotted around, and at the Museum of Ceramics you can see more than 1,200 pieces, dating between the 1200s and 1700s. A short way upriver is Lastra a Signa, a strategically important town from ancient to modern times packed with historical architecture and still protected in places by its medieval walls.
-Florence. This city is a must, and boasts more culture and history than you could fit in to several trips. Big sights here include the Duomo, with its iconic dome, and Michelangelo’s David, which is housed at the Galleria dell’Accademia, a museum boasting a wealth of other important works. Another world-famous art museum is the Galleria Uffizi, best known for its wonderful collection of Renaissance paintings.
-Nature. Montelupo Fiorentino is in the northern part of Chianti, a famous wine-growing region known also for its breathtaking rural scenery. Explore the area surrounding and you’ll encounter rolling hills clad with vineyards, olive groves and characteristic pointed cypress trees. The Pesa River converges with the Arno close by, and there are riverside paths that are perfect for bike rides in a beautiful natural setting.
-Food and drink. In this part of Tuscany the cuisine is simple and rustic, based on fresh local ingredients. Cold meats and salamis are typical starters, while one of the hearty main courses is Florentine steak; high-grade beef grilled and lightly seasoned. Located in Chianti region the wine is of the highest quality, and here you’ll be in the Chianti Classico subregion, a DOC for premium Chanti wines.
-Siena and Pisa. These cities are both comfortable drives from Montelupo Fiorentino and good options for day trips. Siena is a carefully preserved medieval city, home to stunning buildings like the Palazzo Pubblico city hall, known for its beautiful architecture and political frescoes. Pisa is best-known for its Leaning Tower, dating to the 12th Century. It’s a bell-tower for the majestic Duomo, dating to the late-1000s, while next to this is the Baptistry, another medieval wonder.
In this part of Tuscany there’s a mix between a humid-subtropical and Mediterranean climate. Here, there’s occasional rainfall throughout the year – although precipitation is scarcer in summer there’s usually high humidity during this season, which lasts from May to October. In July temperatures soar as high as the mid-30s, and remain just below 20 degrees at night. Spring and autumn weather is pleasant, while winters are mild and damp. In January temperatures during the day peak just above ten degrees, and normally hover just above freezing at night.
Florence Airport (FLR) is about 25 kilometres northeast of the town of Montelupo Fiorentino. There are a couple of low-cost airlines offering year-round routes from the UK to this destination. It’s easy to get to Montelupo Fiorentino apartments by car from the airport - the SGC Firenze-Pisa-Liverno is a road that connects Florence with the coast, passing through the town of Montelupo Fiorentino along the way. The town is also convenient for visitors without cars – there’s a stop here on the Florence-Pisa Railway line.