Discover the ancient archaeological sites of Fiesole, which trace its history from the first ancient Etruscan and Roman settlements in the Florence area. Only a five minute walk from the Villa and thanks to the little attention the sites receive from tourists they are great places to visit, combining history with relaxation.
Fiesole is located on one of Florence's most recognisable landmarks, the twin hills which overlook the river Arno valley and its Mugnone tributary. In summer, the Roman amphitheatre hosts the most important cultural event of the village, the Estate Fiesolana.
Giovanni Boccaccio, an Italian writer and poet and one of the most important and influential figures of the European literary scene of the fourteenth century, famous for his love of life as much as for his novels, set many of his stories in local places and his works still serve to preserves their history. Ask our staff for information on his masterpiece ‘The Decamerone’ a collection of novellas and his other stories.