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Montefioralle

Montefioralle

The town was originally called Monteficalle. It is situated on a hilltop facing the Greve valley, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and cypresses. Parts of the ancient walls are still visible, while the small streets are marked by old homes, a donjon, and several towers.
The ancient village and castle ....

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Certaldo

Certaldo

The medieval village is located uphill – called Certaldo Alto - and easily reachable by a funicular that leads you up from the train station. This small jewel of Tuscany is full of surprises. Many different festivals and events happen at Certaldo Alto during the whole season: On June there ....

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, born in VINCI, Province of Florence, on April 15th 1452, has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance man, the Humanist. His untiring curiosity, inventive imagination and geniality has been always well-known. In fact, Leonardo had many scopes in his long life: ....

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Sandro Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli

Details of Botticelli's life are sparse, but we know that he became an apprentice when he was about fourteen years old, which would indicate that he received a fuller education than did other Renaissance artists. Vasari reported that he was initially trained as a goldsmith by his brother Antonio. Probably ....

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