Borgo Filicaja is located in the area of lower Valdarno, wich extends along the Arno River and from Montelupo Fiorentino to Pisa. The gentle hills with olive trees and grapevine are the typical landscape of this region. So many interesting Medieval towns and villages are the examples of the tuscan culture and history.
You can also walk on the paths of the via Francigena, the ancient route that pilgrims used from France to Rome.
Cerreto Guidi is the first village to visit. Here is the 16 th century villa of Cosimo from Medici, which is today a museum with inside paintings of several Italian artists.
Vinci is the other village known all over the world as the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci (http://www.museoleonardiano.it/eng/leonardo-country/leonardos- birthplace). There you can visit the house of Leonardo at Anchiano and the Museum.
Florence and Pisa are just quite the same distance from our Home holiday. Both with their countless architectural works or museums are really worth visiting.
The town of Siena, with his famous square, Cathedral and tower of Mangia and the village of San Gimignano, best known for the Hundred Towers built in the middle ages, are two other places where you can spent a day. In Siena in July and August, there is the famous traditional Palio with the horse race.
Last but not least, Lucca is the other tuscan town quite near to us and to the coast of Versilia. It is another example of our ancient history, where despite others places the walls that surrounded the town were maintained and today represent the main attraction as pedestrian promenade.