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Villa Torre Rossa Apartments are located just 5 km from the village Impruneta, a place with ancient roots and surrounded by the hills of Florence, Greve in Chianti, Bagno a Ripoli, San Casciano Val di Pesa and Scandicci. Florence is a place you must visit if you come to the area on holiday. Drawn by its incomparable artistic and cultural heritage, the city attracts visitors from all continents. You have a sense of the importance of Florence through the age walking between magnificent Renaissance buildings in its historic centre where one can admire landmarks such as the Duomo, the Basilica di Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio, Accademia dell’Arte and the Uffizi Gallery.
Some localities in the surrounding areas are also of interest, for example Greve in Chianti, Volpaia, Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Panzano in Chianti. The main attraction of these towns are the terracotta and wine making. Most of the terracotta kilns can be found going down from Impruneta's main square towards via Chiantigiana, along via della Fonte. Among the many products you will find a display of the very large orci, pots that once were used to store olive oil and that nowadays are used in gardens and in the atriums of the magnificent villas of the surrounding areas. A visit to the Chianti area means you must have a sampling of the locally-produced wine which is famous the world over. The curious traveler will appreciate the hospitality of the local farmers who will help him discover the qualities of the "Chianti dei Colli Fiorentini", that can be sampled with some Tuscan bread sprinkled with an excellent extra virgin olive oil.
From an artistic point of view, you must visit Chiesa (Basilica) di Santa Maria all'Impruneta and also the museum next door. It dates back to the 11th century but was restored during the Renaissance period. It now houses important works by Michelozzo and Luca Della Robbia. Moreover, there are particularly interesting villas along Via Imprunetana, amongst which there is Villa Torre Rossa at San Gersolè.
From autostrada toll booth at the Firenze-Impruneta exit continue towards Florence. Pass the small village Bottai and at the first traffic light at the end of the square turn right.
Follow the tree-lined avenue to the roundabout and follow sign for Impruneta. Continue for 3 km up hill, pass through the village Pozzolatico and after 1.5 km turn left following the sign San Gersolè and after 500 meters turn left in Via Naldino and ring the bell at the second grey gate.
From Florence, once you have reached the square at Porta Romana, go up the hill towards Poggio Imperiale. After the traffic lights, and once you are at the top of the hill, turn right towards San Felice a Ema.
At the small roundabout at the bottom of the hill, continue for Impruneta. Continue for 3 km largely uphill, pass through the village Pozzolatico and after 1.5 km turn left following the sign San Gersolè and after 500 meters turn left in Via Naldino and ring the bell at the second grey gate.
From the train station of Santa Maria Novella, take a CAP coach in via Nazionale and continue towards Impruneta via Pozzolatico. Then get off at Cancelloni Torre Rossa.
The nearest airports are the Peretola in Florence and the G. Galilei of Pisa. Once you get to Florence, continue as above.
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