In the heart of the Chianti hills, 35 km from Florence and 6 km from Certaldo, you will find the Fattoria Bacìo with its luxuriant garden and its lovingly restored farm-houses. It is surrounded by many hustorical cities.
Certaldo (7 km)
It 's an agricultural industrial centre with a fortified medieval nucleus at the top of a hill The Castle which is particularly picturesque because of the brick used throughout the whole old town. Certaldo owes its fame to Boccaccio the 1300 poet, the author of Decamerone who spent the latter years of his life here. It is possible to visit Boccaccio's house and to see the wide selections of volumes on Boccaccio's writings.
Montelupo Fiorentino (20 km)
An industrial centre famous for its ceramics production dating back to the Middle Ages. The Museo Archeologico of ceramics contains more than 3000 restored pieces.
Vinci (25 km)
The little village owes its fame to Leonardo da Vinci who was born here in 1452. The visit to the "Museo Leonardiano" is very interesting. The collection includes over 50 models of mechanical, flying and war machines, faithfully reproduced from Leonardo da Vinci's original drawings.
S. Gimignano (15 km)
Situated on a hilltop overlooking the Val d'Elsa, it is one of the most unique medieval towns in Tuscany. It has been called "The city of the beautiful towers"owing to its characteristic towers; of which 15 out of the original 72 remain standing.