The scent of lavender in bloom in Montespertoli, the pleasant coolness of the woods of Carfalo Upper Valley, the walks through the sunflower fields along the Via Francigena or the paths near Montalbano and the many festivals that enliven the medieval villages: the Empolese Valdelsa and Montalbano region has everything you could wish for a summer holiday in Tuscany.
Enjoy an unforgettable holiday in Tuscany, the Land of Leonardo and Boccaccio is ready to welcome you with a wide range of choices for your accommodation: traditional farmhouses, B&Bs set up in the heart of the medieval villages, equipped areas for motorhomes and more.
EXPLORE ON YOUR OWN OR WITH A TOUR GUIDE THE ROUTES AND PATHS OF THE AREA
Have fun and explore the land of Leonardo and Boccaccio through the many walking paths and trails of the Montalbano and Valdelsa region: the 3 stages of the Via Francigena – which from Fucecchio will lead you to Gambassi Terme – the Via Verde di Vinci, the Romea Strata and the Via di Castiglione to Montespertoli.
If you prefer cycling, trails of the region are suitable to do it with your family, with your friends or even alone; meanwhile if you want to travel trough the Wine Roads of Montalbano and Montespertoli areas, by motorbike or car, don’t miss the chance to admire the breathtaking views towards endless hills covered with vineyards and olive trees.
FESTIVAL AND LOCAL CELEBRATIONS: SUMMER HOLIDAYS IN THE EMPOLESE VALDELSA AND MONTALBANO REGION
Summer season in the Empolese Valdelsa and Montalbano region brings to life the medieval villages of the area: the streets become the stages of Mercantia Festival in Certaldo; the Unicorn Festival in Vinci attracts magicians and knights to the court and many historical re-enactments take place in each village of the region.
There are also musical festivals for children, such as the Beat Festival and the Mercatale festival in Empoli.
MUSEUM AND PLACES OF WORSHIP
If you love art and history don’t miss the opportunity to visit a museum, those places will offer you a rest during the hottest hours of a sunny summer day, such as: Leonardo’s path, which starts from the Museo Leonardiano and arrives at the artist’s birthplace, in Vinci, the Bego Museum in Castelfiorentino, the Casa di Boccaccio, in the heart of Certaldo Alta and the museum circuit in Empoli.
Please notice: a unique ticket – the MUDeV – allows you to visit many museums in the Empolese Valdelsa and Montalbano region.
DIVING IN A SWIMMING POOL OR IN THE SEA: THE COAST OF PISA AND LIVORNO
Relax and take a breath during the hottest hours of a sunny day dipping into the cool water!
The Empolese Valdelsa and Montalbano region offers many equipped swimming pools, meanwhile if you like the sea, don’t worry, take the Fi-Pi-Li provincial road and in 1 hour you reach the Tuscan coast of Pisa and Livorno!
Come and live your summer holiday in Tuscany, the Empolese Valdelsa and Montalbano region is waiting for you!