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localita castelfalfi
Distance from Montaione: 11,2 km
Altitude: mt 272 a.s.l. (above sea level)

Just 10 km from Montaione lies the medieval village of Castelfalfi with its castle and the beautiful Romanesque church of San Floriano.

Although the finding of an Etruscan tomb in 1926 in Podere Bianchi shows that the area was already inhabited in the Etruscan period, there was more relaying news about Castelfalfi from 754 AD, when the site was built by the Longobardo "Faolfi” from which comes the original name" Castrum Faolfi ".

The castle passed in 1139 to the bishop of Volterra and in 1230 he was submitted to San Miniato and then to Florence. In 1511 the Romanesque church of San Floriano was rebuilt and in 1554 the village was plundered by the militia of Piero Strozzi at the time of the war between Siena and Florence to become a holiday resort of the Medici-Tornaquinci family.

In the Renaissance period the Castle of Castelfalfi, situated on a rock spur overlooking the valley of the river Roglio, underwent various renovations until the transformation from a military manor to a villa, which has preserved its appearance until today.

Of particular curiosity are the cellars on two levels, where the first experiments of glazed tin can be found dating back to the beginning of the 20th century.

For a long time the village was supported by a predominantly agricultural economy until the early 1900s when it was built the “tabaccaia”  for processing the tobacco plants imported from America.

The territory of Castelfalfi is also known for an important finding of the 70s at the farm La Spina concerning the fossil remains of a whale (Balaena Montalionis), now kept at the Civic Museum of Montaione.

Recently, the Castelfalfi Estate has been restored and used as a tourist residence and with an elegant 27-hole golf course, set in a landscape of remarkable value.

Located in a natural and scenic environment of undeniable beauty where time seems to have stopped, explore the 8 locations of the territory of Montaione and discover the history and traditions with the certainty of always finding something unique and special.

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Highlights

In Montaione there are so many things to do, to see and to visit that choosing can be really difficult.

Here are some tips for a holiday, where you won't be missing out on anything!

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Vespa tour

Would you like to ride among the enchanting landscapes of the Tuscan countryside with the sun in your face, the wind in your hair, and feeling the charm and the emotions of the italian "Dolce Vita"? So you don't have to miss a Vespa Tour!

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Quad tours

If you are looking for adventure, a quad tour in the Montaione's countryside might be just the thing. An extraordinary experience to live for a full day or just for a few hours.

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Bike rental and Mtb guided tour

IBikeMontaione and its staff are at your disposal for bicycle rentals and for guided mountain biking tours (with or without tasting of typical products and lasting a few hours to full days) to discover the most impressive locations of this beautiful area.

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Ceramic painting classes

A ceramic painting class is the perfect opportunity to learn about the art of ceramics decoration and painting techniques, all in a magical and relaxing atmosphere.

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Wine tasting in farms

In an area that boasts an ancient wine-making tradition, whose wines are well known for their quality, you can not miss a visit in one of the many cellars and wineries tasting their products!

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Cooking classes

Would you like to learn how to cook some good Tuscan dishes like the ones you ate during your stay? Take part in a cooking course where our chefs will teach you the best secrets of their recipes!

How to get to Montaione

Located in the center of the triangle between Florence, Siena and Pisa, Montaione is in a perfect location from which to explore Tuscany every day.

Car, train or plane. Whatever means you want to travel with, you will discover how easy it is to reach Montaione!

Images of Montaione

Take a look at our photo gallery and immerse yourself in the enchanting landscape of Montaione. We are sure we will make you fall in love with your next vacation spot.

Brochure of Montaione

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Map of Montaione

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Via Cresci, 17/19 - 50050 MONTAIONE (Florence)
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