Guided tours in the Empolese Valdelsa and Montalbano region

Come to Empolese Valdelsa and Montalbano region to discover museums, villas, villages, castles and much more: guided tours are available in the 11 municipalities of the territory.

From Vinci, Leonardo’s homeland, to Certaldo, where the house of one of the fathers of Italian literature, Giovanni Boccaccio is located; from the house of the painter Pontormo in Empoli, passing by the Museum of Benozzo Gozzoli in Castelfiorentino, to the Jerusalem of San Vivaldo in Montaione and the castles in Montespertoli: at the Tourist Information Offices or directly at the museums it is possible to book all the guided tours.

At the info points the operators will give you information about the guided tours organized in their territory and help you to contact certified tourist guides for private tours.

Here is the list of the main guided tours in the Empolese Valdelsa and Montalbano region:


In the village of Vinci everything talks about the Genius of Leonardo, so you cannot miss the guided tour of the Museo Leonardiano (duration 1h30) which can be integrated with a walking tour of the village or with the visit of Leonardo’s birth house in Anchiano. The tours, for groups of maximum 10 participants, are by appointment.

Info and reservations
Info Point Vinci
Tel 0571933285


The “Jerusalem” of San Vivaldo
Guided tour to San Vivaldo Chapels, maximum 5 participants. Reservation required.

Info and reservations:
Comune di Montaione (until april 2021)
tel: +39 0571.699267
Info Point Montaione (From april 2021)
Ph. +39 0571699255 – +39 3335709982

The Rediscovered Landscape
It is a cycle of excursions and walks to discover the natural beauties of Montaione and its surroundings, from June to November. The excursions are organized by Montaione Natura. 
Reservation is required.
Info and reservations:

Info Point Montaione
Ph. +39 0571699255
Consorzio Forestale delle Cerbaie
Ph. +39 3409847686


A guided tour to discover the town of Boccaccio, the visit includes: the writer’s house, the medieval churches, Palazzo Pretorio with its museums. It is possible to choose between several itineraries. Reservation required.

Info and reservations:
tel. +39 0571/661219

Local associations and other organizations periodically organize guided tours around the 11 municipalities of the Empolese Valdelsa and Montalbano region. Calendars are available at the local Info Points; the staff is also at your disposal if you need to contact a tourist guide for a private tour.

Please see also Visittuscany website at the “Offers” section, below, to find other guided tours.