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Distance from Montaione: 9,8
Altitude: mt 206 a.s.l. (above sea level)

On the top of a hill where the "Evola" or "Egola" and "Carfalo" streams flow, the village of Tonda can be reached from Montaione going along the road leading to San Vivaldo, and turning right about a kilometer before San Vivaldo.

Alternatively, if you want to reach Tonda, you can follow the road from Montaione to San Miniato turning left at the bridge over the Egola stream, crossing the hamlet of Alberi, climbing the hills and turning left at the junction with the Sughera.

The name Tonda probably comes from the shape of the hill on which it is located, which is in fact round, or may refer to a place marked with circular stones or plants indicating a sacred area.

The area was probably inhabited since the Etruscans, but the first news abot Tonda and its castle dates back to 1212 when the ottoman Emperor Ottone IV assigned the feud with the castle, the nearby houses and all its inhabitants to two Pisan noblemen.

Purchased in 1267 by the municipality of San Miniato, it was subdued to Florence in 1370. The Tonda Castle was characterized by surrounding walls with a church, a tower, a rainwater cistern and the communal palace.

Assigned to the municipality of Montaione in 1379, Tonda included a hospital and a podesteria (the house of the authority).

In 1551 in Tonda there were 290 inhabitants, while in 1839 there were 353. More recent, the Tonda area underwent Montaione, which is still a fraction of Piaggia, Castellare, Orzale and Collelungo.

It remained uninhabited after the World War II, as many farmers left the campaigns to move to larger countries or cities to work in the emerging industry,

The village has been valued with a clever restoration and it is now used as tourist residences as well as many other homes in the area.

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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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

On the map of Montaione and its territory you can easily find out all the services and have always at your fingertips the most important information to make you feel comfortable as a real Montaionese.*

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Tourist Office

Via Cresci, 17/19 - 50050 MONTAIONE (Florence)
+39 (0)571 699 255

The tourist office is temporarily closed. Will open on April 1st.

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