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Castelfiorentino is a small town of around 20,000 people some 30km southwest of Florence in Tuscany. Charming in its own right, it provides a great base, away from tourist throngs, to explore the surrounding cities of Florence, Pisa and Sienna. Staying at a holiday apartment in Castelfiorentino means you can mix with the locals, get to know the real Tuscany and enjoy seeing this beautiful region of Italy from a local perspective. If you have considered couchsurfing in Castelfiorentino, your holiday accommodation in Castelfiorentino will deliver that authentic local experience while offering the added comfort and privacy of your own room or entire apartment. Castelfiorentino rests amid the rolling green hills of Tuscany and benefits from beautiful architecture and a youthful atmosphere which makes the bars and cafes particularly buzzy.
Sightseeing from your holiday apartment in Castelfiorentino
Castelfiorentino is an easily walkable town and setting out from the pretty, tree-lined Piazza Gramsci you can soon see all off the sights. Here you will find the Teatro del Popolo and 13th century church of S.Francesco. On the Via Ferrucci you can see the only remaining gate of the ancient town walls and at the Piazza del Popolo you will find the town hall which dates from 1544. Nearby is the medieval Via Tilli where at number 41 you will find the town art collection, including important frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli, created between 1484 and 1490. The Church of SS. Ippolito and Biagio dates from 1195 and all over the town you will find buildings and ruins dating back many hundreds of years.
Choosing your holiday accommodation in Castelfiorentino and surrounding area
The area in and around Castelfiorentino has many beautiful places to stay and a holiday apartment in Cambiano will place you in a sleepy village just a couple of kilometers north of Castelfiorentino town centre. This is certainly out of the way of the tourists but so convenient for Florence and provides a taste of the real Tuscany. Just a few kilometers west of Castelfiorentino meanwhile, a holiday apartment in Alberi provides the perfect get away from it all base for your holiday in Tuscany.
Exploring Tuscany and beyond
It would be difficult to come to Tuscany and not visit Florence. A holiday apartment in Florence will expose you to some of the greatest art treasures in the world in one of the most beautiful cities on earth. Make time of course to visit the Uffizi Museum but be sure to book ahead as day tickets often sell out in peak months. Visit the Duomo and, if you are brave as well as fit, climb the cramped passages and stairways up to the top of the dome to look out over the best views of Florence you will get anywhere. Leaving Italy, why not cross the border into France where a holiday apartment in Marseille will see you immersed in the heady North African and French culture of this cosmopolitan city. Wherever you go, make sure you book authentic holiday accommodation from 9flats.