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Make holiday rental accommodation or villa in Empolese, Italy your home away from home

The Empolese region of Italy is situated in Tuscany, bordering the Val d’Elsa. The town at the centre of the commune, Empoli, has risen to fame due to its distinctive architecture, charming atmosphere and prime location; halfway between Florence and Pisa. The town lies on the plain of the River Arno, although the landscape quickly becomes hilly fairly quickly as you leave the river banks. Wine connoisseurs will be especially happy in staying in Empolese accommodation as the region has a hugely celebrated range of both red and white wines.

Things to do on holiday in Empolese, Italy

Walking in the Empolese countryside is a wonderful experience. The wooded hillsides are crossed with a maze f walking trails, many of which take you to serene Romanesque churches hidden quietly in dark corners overlooking the river valley.

The Empolese region has a long history of craftwork and skilled manufacture. As a result, the local markets are filled with extraordinary examples of ornate crystal and glasswork. However, if you wish to go shopping whilst staying in an Empolese holiday rental villa, take a trip into Empoli town centre during the evenings during July and August. The town comes to life in the evening as a whole range of late exhibitions, street theatre performances and open-air cinemas spring up throughout the streets. During this time, the shops in Empoli usually stay open until around midnight.

Staying in a holiday rental in the Empolese region is a fantastic option for exploring Pisa, Lucca, Florence and Volterra. The region is a perfect place to base yourself, surrounded by peaceful, rural surroundings where you can retreat from the large tourist centres of Tuscany after a day of sightseeing, and relax in peace with a glass of wine on the balcony or beside the pool of your Empolese villa.

Places to holiday in Empolese, Italy

The town of Empoli has long traditions as an agricultural centre, although much of the surrounding land has not been used directly with crops since the Roman era! There are some magnificent sights to be seen in Empoli, from the Piazza dei Leoni (Lion’s Square) which is surrounded by Empoli’s main monument, the Collegiata di Sant’Andrea, which dates back to 1093, and the 11th century Romanesque church. Throughout the town, works of art adorn old buildings, and exploring the town from an Empoli apartment can take many days as you discover hidden masterpieces in glorious buildings like the Church of Santo Stefano which is decorated with some of Masolimo da Panicale’s finest frescos.

Weather in Empolese, Italy

The long, hot summers of the Empolese region bless the area with very little rain and a huge amount of sunshine, as temperatures reach over 30°C on most days between June and October. Winters are mild but damn.

Flights to Empolese, Italy

Florence Airport (FLR) is only 30km from an Empolese villa rental, and there are frequent flights from the UK which fly there direct. When in Florence, you can either hire a car from the airport, which will also allow you to explore the region without any hassle, or take a train from Florence to Empoli.

Make a self catering villa in Empoli, Italy your home away from home

The small town of Empoli is set in the beautiful rolling hills and vineyards of Tuscany in north west Italy. Surrounded by ancient towns, beautiful Italian architecture and olive trees it is a popular holiday destination, particularly for renting a self catering villa. The area is ideal for walking and cycling in the beautiful countryside. Empoli is famous for its ceramics and glassware. The restaurants here are known for their excellent local cuisine and wines.

Things to do in Empoli, Italy

Explore the Ancient City - Undoubtedly settled long before Roman times, the original city walls were destroyed when the River Arno, which once flowed through the area, flooded. They were rebuilt and added to in the 15th century. Look for the preserved Tower of Santa Brigida which is still in tact. Other important medieval buildings include the Collegiata di Sant’Andrea, the Pallazo Pretoria, which was the Town Hall, and the Palazza Ghibellino built by the Guidi Counts in the 11th century. Checkout the interesting fountain too, called Fontana del Leoni with four lions and a trio of naked girls supporting the fountain basin.

Places to visit near Empoli, Italy

Vinci - Birthplace of Leonardo, this hilltop town is a pleasure to explore on foot. Visit the castle and museum amidst the winding alleyways.

Pisa - The famous city with its leaning tower is just 47km from your villa at Empoli. The leaning tower of Pisa has defied gravity and several earth tremors over the last 840 years and now leans 3.9m or 12 feet from its perpendicular position. This campanile or bell tower is a beautiful building but there are plenty more attractions in Pisa too. Visit the magnificent Duomo, or Cathedral, the Campo dei Miracoli, considered one of the most beautiful squares in the world, and the Palazzo Reale National Museum which houses many priceless works of art.

Florence - The ancient city of Florence, known for its architecture and art, is just 35km north west of Empoli. The Duomo is 600 years old, and the dome is still the largest brick-built dome in the world. Climb to the top for excellent views of the city. The nearby Campanile (bell tower) and baptistery building are both wonderful works of architecture.

The River Arno runs through Florence and has many ancient bridges including the Ponte Vecchio, lined with shops. Art lovers will enjoy the art museums and the rich heritage of artwork in the churches of Florence, just 30 minutes drive from your Empoli self catering villa.

Weather in Empoli, Italy

Winters are mild and summers are long, dry and sunny, making holiday villas in Empoli and Tuscany so popular. From April to the end of October temperatures range from 19-32C (66-89F) with slightly more rain through the winter months.

Flights to Empoli, Italy

The nearest airport to your Empoli villa in Tuscany is at Pisa. This international airport has cheap flights daily from all over Europe and is 47km drive away.

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                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                      Review for stay from 27 August 2016 to 10 September 2016

                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                      Netter Empfang durch die Besitzerin Silvia. Das Haus liegt inmitten von Weinreben und Olivenbäumen. Anfahrt erfolgt über einen unbefestigten Weg. Haus Roberto ist komplett ausgestattet und sauber. Bettwäsche und Handtücher sind vorhanden und werden nach 7 Tagen gewechselt. Toll ist die vorhandene Waschmachine. Aufgrund der Lage und dem eigenen Pool ist man wirklich unter sich. In der Nachbarortschaft Castelfiorentino sind Lidl, Coop und diverse andere Geschäfte, Fahrzeit ca. 8 Minuten. Ich würde Haus Roberto weiter empfehlen. Evtl. werden wir die Anlage nochmal buchen.
                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2016
                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                      A perfect getaway

                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                      The villa exceeded our expectations. It was definitely 5 star accommodation set in amazing, well kept grounds. The pool was crystal clear and was the perfect way to cool down in the hot Tuscan sun. The villa itself was beautiful and spacious, with plenty of room to relax. There was also a number of pleasant seating areas in and around the villa where we could enjoy a meal together. Adriano the caretaker was always polite and friendly and made us feel very welcome. The location of the villa made it very easy to travel out to numerous attractions including Pisa, Vinci and Florence. I highly recommend this villa as your perfect location to explore and relax in Tuscany. Rupi
                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2016
                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                      A taste of Italian luxury

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                                                                                      This is the second villa we stayed in whilst in Italy and definitely the most luxurious. Our wonderful hosts made everything that little bit more special. We arrived after a long drive to be welcomed with smiles, cakes and a few essentials in the fridge which I can tell you, having travelled with a 6 month old baby was extremely welcoming. We asked for a travel cot for the little one and were astounded with a beautiful proper wooden framed one with an insect net. The whole villa was clean and modern with pretty much everything we needed although my husband missed the coffee machine from the last property!! The view is spectacular and can be viewed from anywhere in the villas grounds due to the setting. The pool was well kept and cleaned whilst we were there with minimal disruption from the hosts but guess what? They brought more cakes when they came :-) There is a large villa next door and the guests have to walk past the front door to get to their pool but it is set down from the hill so you can barely hear anyone. We had a large family staying there at the time but they kept themselves to themselves. This property has a spiral staircase which was polished within an inch of its life so would caution anyone with a young child or older person who may be unsteady however it is a thing of beauty in the front room. Finally, the pizza oven is majestic and so is the outdoor bbq. We used both whilst we were there and were provided with the correct fuel so had no worries about that either. All in all, this place was truly beautiful and made that little bit more special with love from Elisa and her partner. Thanks guys. Would definitely recommend to friends and stay here again x
                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2016
                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016