Surroundings

Discover every day a different Tuscany


What’s around us

From Il Casolare di Libbiano you can explore something different in Tuscany every single day. In addition to visiting the famous cities, like Florence, Siena, Lucca, Pisa and San Gimignano... we suggest the following itinerary options, which will give you the opportunity to discover some of the extraordinary secrets of Tuscany.

Val d’Elsa and it’s small towns

  • Certaldo, where the Italian writer Boccaccio was born.
  • San Vivaldo, a 15th century convent.
  • Cellole, with its pieve (parish church), a Romanesque church from the 12th century on the via Francigena.
  • Colle val d’Elsa, the medieval city well known for its crystal production.
  • Volterra, an Etruscan city known for its alabaster handcrafts.
  • Monteriggioni, a walled city with antique towers.
  • Abbadia Isola, an ancient Romanesque pieve (parish church).

Chianti and it’s vineyards

  • Castellina, Radda and Greve, three picturesque towns in Chianti.
  • Castello di Brolio, Castello di Coltibuono, and Castello di Rampolla: historic homes of noble families where you can do wine tastings.
  • Pieve di Sant’Appiano, Pieve di San Polo in Rosso and Pieve di San Giusto in.
  • Salcio are all small Romanesque churches found among the panoramic scenery & vineyards.

Val d’Orcia and its soft rolling hills

  • Monte Oliveto Maggiore, a Renaissance convent with affresco paintings by the artist Sodoma.
  • Montalcino, home of the prestigious Brunello wines and an ancient fortress.
  • Pienza, a small Renaissance town and home of Papa Pio II Piccolomini. This town is famous for its delicious “pecorino” cheeses.
  • Montepulciano, this town, with its Etruscan origins, is home to the famous ”vino Nobile”.
  • Bagno Vignoni, small town with ancient thermal baths dating back to the Romans.