When we are about to reach Prato della Rocca, and to climb the Tower of Frederick II in San Miniato, we realize that we are in one of the most central places in Tuscany! In fact, from up here you can see some of the most famous provinces such as Pisa, Florence, Lucca, Pistoia, Siena and in fact San Miniato is also called the “city of XX miles” as it is more or less these kilometers from some of the most famous cities in our region: you can see the towers of San Gimignano, the bell tower of Volterra, Mount Pisano, Fiesole and on windy days even the sea on the horizon!
But in the surroundings of San Miniato it is possible to visit even less known places or that perhaps do not have the great fame of those mentioned above! A few minutes away from our medieval village we have many small towns that hide historical and architectural treasures that we will try to make you discover in a nutshell
Known mainly as Castello, is a town in the province of Florence. The main meeting place is the large Piazza Gramsci with the Teatro del Popolo and one of the main museums is the “Bego”, an exhibition dedicated to the artist Benozzo Gozzoli.
Town in the province of Florence famous for the beautiful Medici villa that dominates the entire valley from the top of the hill.
Municipality in the province of Florence known mainly for the Empoli FC football team, but also for the glass museum and the collegiate church of Sant’Andrea which overlooks the famous Piazza Farinata degli Uberti (better known as Piazza dei Leoni thanks to its fountain).
Municipality in the province of Florence famous for the Palio delle Contrade and for the beautiful Marshes where it is possible to take walks and observe the flora and fauna that inhabit it.