Hotel Villa Rigacci
Attractions and tourist sites in Tuscany
The best places and attractions to visit in Tuscany
Discover Tuscany and spend a relaxing holiday south of Florence
The Boutique Hotel Villa Rigacci is located in the center of Tuscany and close to
Florenz - Siena - Arezzo
Discover some of the most beautiful sights and places in Tuscany!
Tuscany is one of the most popular holiday regions in Italy and has everything to offer in terms of landscape, culture and cuisine that
makes a holiday relaxing and interesting at the same time.
Enchanted hills, villages, vineyards, art, thermal baths, abbeys, sea, good food and medieval villas and castles
Even if many places are well-known, there are also things and places to discover for yourself in the cities and in the countryside,
even in one of the picturesque alleyways in Florence or Siena.
Florence - capital of Tuscany
Florence is the capital of Tuscany; their wonderful masterpieces and great architectural works enrich the
Everyday life in a vibrant modern city.
- Dom Santa Maria del Fiore Die Kathedrale wurde 1294 von Arnolfo di Cambio als damals größte römisch-katholische Kirche der Welt entworfen.
- Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore The cathedral was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio in 1294 to be the largest Roman Catholic church in the world
- Battisterio di San Giovanni: The oldest building on the Cathedral Square is the Baptistery of Saint John, it was built in the 5th-6th century.
- Palazzo Vecchio - Signoria: Built at the turn between the 13th and 14th centuries as the seat of the Priors
- Uffizi: The collection of works in the Uffizi Gallery is probably the only one to have just masterpieces of exceptional value.
- Bargello is the setting for works of sculpture and in one of the oldest buildings in Florence that dates back to 1255.
- Palazzo Pitti with Giardino di Boboli: In 1550 the Palace was chosen by Cosimo I de’ Medici
- Piazzale Michelangelo: The Piazzale Michelangelo to Florence represents the most famous point than observation of the city
- Fiesole: the history goes back into the mists of time, as Faesulae, it was an important Etruscan town, commanding the Arno valley from its
defensive heights; Florence was founded later by the Romans
Siena - City of 17 Contrades and The Palio
Siena is located between the Chianti in the north, the Val di Chiana in the east and the Val d'Orcia and the Crete in the south and is one of the most beautiful cities
Tuscany. Situated on three hills, the city is drawn together by winding streets and steep stairs, while the Piazza del Campo stands at the heart
the cathedral and St. Maria della Scala serve as further cultural landmarks. Famous for the "Palio", the annual historic horse race held on July 2nd
and August 16th.
- Piazza del Campo or Il Campo: since the Middle Ages scene of horse races to win the "Palio"
- Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico with the access to the tower 'Torre del Mangia'
- Duomo: Siena's main 13th Century Romanesque and Gothic cathedral with works of Nicola Pisano, Ghirlandaio, Donatello, Ghiberti, Jacopo della Quercia
- Pinacoteca Nazionale: mit gotischen und Renaissancemalereien.
- The Battistero or the Baptistery ith paintings of Sienas great artists.
- Torre del Mangia:In the Piazza del Campo, Siena's main square, next to the Palazzo Pubblico. When built it was one of the 3 tallest secular towers in medieval Italy.
- Fonte Gaia
- Church San Domenico
- Palio 2nd July and 16th August
Pisa - the Leaning Tower and the Campo dei Miracoli
Pisa, like Florence, is on the Arno, which flows into the Mediterranean Sea a few kilometers away. Pisa is also one of the most important university cities in Italy, which 40,000 students shape life with;
just a few hundred meters from the cathedral square, the winding streets with bars and typical houses painted in pisan yellow begin.
- Campo dei Miracoli (Field of Miracles)UNESCO World Heritage site with Leaning Tower, Cathedral, Baptistery, and Campo Santo
- The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta built beginning from 1063, after Pisa's naval victory over the Saracens and it was consecrated
(still unfinished) in 1118. The artistic highlight in the cathedral is the pulpit by Giovanni Pisano
- Baptistery Come la cattedrale, il pezzo forte indiscusso del battistero è il pulpito in marmo autoportante, capolavoro del 1260 di Nicola
Pisano e uno dei più grandi capolavori della scultura romanica.
- Orto Botanico) Also known as the Orto Botanico dell'Università di Pisa, Pisa's botanical garden was the first university
botanical garden in Europe, founded by Cosimo I de'Medici in the mid-1500s. You can explore various environments and collections, both outdoors and in its several
buildings, to find herb gardens, an arboretum of rare trees, water gardens, and greenhouses. One of these is Europe's first iron-framed glasshouse.
- Pisa is also the birthplace of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
Other sights in Tuscany
There are still many places to discover between the sea and the mountains: Tuscany is one of the most popular holiday regions in Italy and has everything to offer in terms of landscape, culture and cuisine to make a holiday relaxing
and exciting at the same time. Internationally, Tuscany is famous for its pretty medieval towns and its wealth of art. But what would Tuscany be without them?
The gentle hilly landscapes of the Chianti, photographed thousands of times, with the seemingly endless vineyard slopes and the cypress trees that lead to the dreamy properties.
Discover the beautiful holiday destination of Tuscany from Villa Rigacci.
- San Gimignano and the 15 towers
- Lucca - Tuscan city with flair: City walls and old town of Lucca
- Arezzo - Southern Tuscany
- Cortona and Lake Trasimeno
- Volterra - Etruscan and Roman city
- The Crete - in the south of Siena begins a very special landscape with the small towns of Pienza,
Bagno Vignoni and the hot springs.
Outlets und Wochenmärkte in der Nähe
Italian designer brands and international brand items can be found in some shops near and next to Villa Rigacci. Gucci,
Prada, Dolce&Gabbana, Cavalli and many other Italian and international brands such as Guess, Levis or Addidas are present in shopping centers and retail stores.
- The Mall - Outlet Center Leccio 12km from Villa Rigacci in Via Europa, 8 - 50066 Leccio, Reggello (Fi). The Mall is a
gallery of select, top luxury brands and quality merchandise including: Alexander McQueen, Armani Jeans, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Emanuel Ungaro,
Ermenegildo Zegna, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Hogan, I Pinco Pallino, La Perla, Loro Piana, Marni, Pucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sergio Rossi, Stella McCartney,
Tod's, Valentino, Yohji Yamamoto, Yves Saint Laurent.
- Prada Outlet Center SPACE 20km from Villa Rigacci in 52025 Montevarchi (AR) Loc. Levanella, Via Aretina 403. The production
of clothing and shoes of the Prada brand has its centre in Valdarno and in Montevarchi there is The Space, a sales outlet for the Prada company. Suits for men and
women, shoes, sunglasses and various accessories. Products of the same group members are also to find there: Miu Miu, Car Shoe and Helmut Lang.
- Local weekly market at Figline Valdarno Piazza Marsilio Ficino 5 km from Villa Rigacci: food, clothing, fruit and vegetables,
local products and gastronomy as porchetta or trippa fiorentina.
- More local weekly markets on other days of the week nearby Montevarchi, San Giovanni Valdarno, Reggello: food, clothing,
fruit and vegetables, local products and gastronomy as porchetta or trippa fiorentina.
Tuscany with children - excursion destinations
Tuscany is a great place to take children to experience the tastes site and sounds of this magical region and have outright fun.
- Vinci and Leonardo Via del'Castellaccio, 1r 50123 Florence. Located in a historical building in the heart Florence, Leonardo's
incredible machines. The interactive machines on display are working models which have been hand-crafted from Leonardo's original sketches.The educational
workshop "W Leonardo!" is dedicated to understanding physics and mechanics in a fun and easy to understand way.
- Lucca - Tuscan Town with Flair
- Siena - City of Contrades and Palio Besides hanging out on the Piazza del Campo letting the
children run around or go exploring in the narrow streets around it.Childrens Museum: Small exhibition directed to children
in Santa Maria Della Scala opposite the Duomo. Torre del Mangia: Looming 102 meters over the Piazza del Campo, with
some incredible panoramic views, but also with small spaces and some very tight fits to reach the top.
- Cortona and Lake Trasimeno
- The thermal baths of Tuscany Theia, the Etruscan bath in Chianciano Terme. Others in: Lucca, Rapolano, Petriolo
- Beaches in Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi etc.
Mediterranean beaches and baths with hot thermal water
A list of the "top" beaches in Tuscany of the ones that have received a "Blue Flag" recognition,
as well as thermal baths and freely accessible thermal water areas.
- Beaches awarded the Blue Flag
Criteria include water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, safety and service
- Versilia I: Marina di Carrara, Forte dei Marmi, Pietrasanta, Camaiore, Viareggio. The beach in Versilia is very wide and long -
There is basically a kilometer long beach that runs from Forte dei Marmi to Viareggio.
- Versilia II: Marina di Pisa, Tirrenia, Calambrone. The further south you go, the shorter and narrower the beaches become. Many of them
start to have groves as well as patches of forest right behind the beach.
- Livorno: Antignano, Quercianella, Castiglioncello, Vada di Rosignano Marittimo, Cecina, Marina di Bibbona, Castagneto Carducci,
San Vincenzo, Riotorto-Piombino, Marciana Marina-La Fenicia
- Grosseto: Follonica, Castiglione della Pescaia, Marina di Grosseto, Principina di Grosseto, Monte Argentario.
You will find long sandy beaches as well as some areas with reefs, many free beaches as well as areas with restaurants, loungers and parasols.