The cities of art

The central position of Montaione will allow you to reach quickly the most important and evocative Tuscan art cities. In Florence, Pisa, Siena and Lucca you can breathe a scent of history, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
In Florence the magic atmosphere of the past centuries comes alive in monuments, churches, marbles, frescoes and beautiful palaces. You can visit Piazza del Duomo with the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore and its majestic dome of Brunelleschi, the Battistero of San Giovanni and Giotto's Bell Tower.
Palazzo della Signoria next to Galleria degli Uffizi, is one of the most important museums of the world and includes artworks of Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and many other great artists.
It is really interesting to walk on the suggestive Ponte Vecchio towards Palazzo Pitti with Giardino of Boboli, the Basilica of Santa Croce, the monumental complex of San Lorenzo , until you arrive to Piazzale Michelangelo, overlooking all the city of Florence with a wonderful panoramic view.

Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa was the medieval Italy’s grandest building project and even today it is one of the main attraction of Tuscany and Italy. Besides the Leaning Tower, you can find there the magnificent  Dome and the Baptistery.

Siena is the embodiment of a medieval city built around the Piazza del Campo, It is is also a theatre for one of the most time-honoured, sporting events, not just in Italy, but in the world: Il Palio. The Palio is a competition that looks like an equestrian merry-go-round and its origins are medieval. The race is held twice a year, on July the second and on August the sixteenth (the Palio dell'Assunta)  in honour of the Madonna Assunta.

Lucca is one of the  most loved cities  of Tuscany, a stop that can not really miss in a classic itinerary to the discovery of the region. The city walls have  a long history that goes from the second century BC to the sixteenth century AD and they are still intact. Initially, built as a defensive  rampart, once the walls lost their military importance, they became a pedestrian promenade. Lucca is also known as the city of a hundred churches for the largest number of religious buildings in the town center.