In The Heart of Tuscany

The vacation houses "Le Campacce" are situated nearby the most famous cities of Tuscany: Florence, with its many museums and renaissance art; Arezzo, famous for its artistic handicrafts and goldsmiths, and San Gimignano, the city of the many medieval towers.

In the near vicinity of "Le Campacce" lies the forest of Vallombrosa, with deer, wild boar, full of ancient paved pathways and Christian chapels from the Dark Ages, easily recognizable during walks through the woods. On the borders of the forest you can find many typical restaurants that serve Tuscan specialties.

The Benedictine Abbey of Vallombrosa, from 1600, has an old pharmacy and a museum of religious art.

At 1 km by foot through the cultivated countryside, at the lake of Donnini, lies the church Pieve a Pitiana, with its bell tower from 1028, where you can find works of Ghirlandaio.

At 10 km lies the Romanesque church Pieve di Cascia from the XII century and the Museum Masaccio next to it.

From "Le Campacce" you can reach the famous sites of the Casentino by car in more or less 45 minutes, like the castle of Poppi from 1200, the stage of battles and events narrated by Dante in the Divine Comedy.


Florence to Rome

From "Le Campacce" you can easily reach Florence in car or by train, in more or less 25 minutes: at 3 km from the vacation houses lies the train station of S. Ellero, with a large free parking lot, where one can take the train to the central station of Florence, Santa Maria Novella. This station lies right in the historic centre of the town, so from there you can easily proceed by foot or by taxi. Upon request it is possible to book a guided tour of three hours.

From the railway station of Santa Maria Novella one can reach Rome in one hour and a half. At the central station of Rome, Termini, you can buy tickets for the subway or take a taxi to visit the main monuments of the historic centre like the Colosseum or the Forum Romanum and return to "Le Campacce" at the end of the day.

For the trip to Rome it is possible to book the tickets in advance at our reception during office hours.

At about 6 km. from "Le Campacce" lies the outlet "The Mall, with shops from famous Italian fashion designers like Armani, Gucci, Valentino, Fendi and many others.