Some easy-to-reach destinations in our area of Tuscany
One of the most interesting and intact walled villages in Tuscany. The visual effect from a distance is quite astonishing. Inside there is almost no traffic, making Monteriggioni a great place for children to really enjoy themselves. In addition, the buildings inside the walls of Monteriggioni are original and attractive. More about Monteriggioni.
• Barberino Val d'Elsa.
Barberino, along with Castellina, is your shopping centre and a good place to eat out. It has retained its mediaeval elliptical shape with a main street running between the two turreted tower gates, the Porta Romana and the Porta Fiorentina. Two other streets run parallel with this main street and meet up with it again near the gates. This type of urban lay-out is fairly common among the walled towns of the Elsa Valley (Val d'Elsa). Barberino Val d'Elsa.
• Colle di Val d'Elsa.
Colle di Val d'Elsa has a small but attractive old town with two important provincial museums, the Museum of Civic and Religious Art and the Archaeological Museum, as well as quite a good Museum of Lead-Crystal Glass. Colle di Val d'Elsa.