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Whether a fashion addict in Florence shopping district or seeking a relaxing stroll on the Chianti tranquill hills, no matter what is your priority or your trip to Tuscany the Mulino di Firenze is surely the best base to enjoy an unforgettable Tuscan experience.
Bookmark or browse this page to find out how to create a tailor-made experience for your romantic getaway. Rejuvenate with a comprehensive excursion in our charming destination to take in a sensational tour of renaissance art influences that only Tuscany can offer.
One of Florence's better known landmarks up along the Arno River banks from the Hotel you can reach the famous Ponte Vecchio [Old Bridge]. With centuries old shops on both sides of the bridge, once occupied by medieval butchers than with the Renaissance era by goldsmiths still trading to these days, walk up the bridge and glance over the city from the center arches. Standing on the left side of the bridge the Vasari Corridor connects Palazzo Vecchio with the Palazzo Pitti, entirely reconstructed in 1945 after the River Arno flooded Florence to the original of 1564 as commissioned by Cosimo I de' Medici to link up the two great buildings.
Palazzo Vecchio indeed represents the Renaissance culture and civilization that stemmed in Florence then reaching to a worldwide audience. Completed in 1314, it was conceived to host the Arts Priors, the Artisans leaders that when in power ruled over the town. In 1540 it became the Medici Duke's Residence. Nestled on a spectacular open square, the "Old Palace" is next door to many of Florence's main sights such as the Uffizi Gallery, Piazza del Duomo e Piazza della Repubblica.
The Uffizi represent the most ancient art collection wisely condensed under one roof: established back in 1560 as the magistrates headquarter Francesco de' Medici in 1581 took over the entire first floor to house the family art collection. Later expanded and enriched over the centuries by the Lorena and the Government, it became the most visited and prestigious National Museum. Full of magnificient painting masterpieces ranging from the european Medieval to the Mannerism period: Giotto, Leonardo, Raphael and Botticelli whose collection is the largest to be found.
Both positioned along Via Ricasoli, both the Gallery and the Academy are short walk from the Duomo. Perhaps less renowned than the Uffizi, it is nonetheless abundant of artistic creations inherited by the local establishments. With Florence the capital of Italy in 1865, these works were consolidated in what became the first Italian museum to host contemporary art. Undoubtedly the most famous of all the David by Michelangelo is located in the Gallery since 1873. Followed by equally impressive pièce de résistance by Cimabue, Gentile da Fabriano, Verrocchio, Perugino and rare musical instruments owned by the Luigi Cherubini Conservatoire.
Undoubtedly a worldwide recognized destination, Tuscany is at the heart of Italy and is perhaps better known for its landscape and flavours: the Chianti wine is widely acclaimed as the world's best and epitomizes the richest vineyards producers to be found. With numerous quotes on national and international press, the Chianti Region is one of the web most researched keyword.
Easy to reach with a short drive from the Mulino di Firenze, the heart of the Chianti Region and the Wine Itineraries is an experience not be missed. Amongst many, the small village of Greve in Chianti is only 25 kilometers away and must-see destination. Alternatively, discover many other wine itineraries along the Valdelsa or the Valdarno hills. These and many more are otherwise fondly known in the English culture as "Chiantishire".
Further afield yet within easy reach, both Siena and San Gimignano offer an abundance of typical itineraries both for leisure and business travellers. Ask our Concierge at the Mulino di Firenze how best to plan your sightseeing tour of Tuscany and enjoy historical sights combined with unbeatable offers as described in our Special Offers dedicated section.
The Palio di Siena heart-stopping horse race, in Siena, together with a visit to San Gimignano - the town of the thousand towers - await you and will delight you with beautiful art works and ancient preserved traditions. Choose one of the tailor-made offers available at our Hotel and book now your vacation to the Palio, held twice a year (2nd July and 16th August) in Piazza del Campo. The fortified hamlet of San Gimignano is the perfect destination for a relaxing stroll, then head back to the Mulino di Firenze for your evening meal and watch the sun set on Florence from our riverside restaurant.
Strategically located close to The Mall Oulet in Reggello, the Hotel Mulino di Firenze recommends a trip to this shoppers paradise nestled in the Tuscan hills between Florence and Arezzo. Offering an extensive range of internationally acclaimed Italian Designers less than 40 minutes by car, minutes from the Incisa A1 toll motorway exit.
Let us help you plan the perfect holiday by combining both renaissance must-see attractions and sophisticated Italian fashion clothes. One of the many options available at our riverside country resort.
The sought-after Golf Club Parco di Firenze, a 12 kilometers drive and overlooking the River Arno and standing opposite the Parco delle Cascine, is the ideal destination for golfers. An unique golf green minutes from Florence historical district, it represents a careful urban redevelopment whilst preserving the surrounding nature.
Offering a wide range of options for both intermediate and beginner players, enjoy alternatively your very own private lesson to discover this thrilling sport. The recently established yet emerging Golf Club encourages young talents with under-18 courses. An exciting way to spend your day in Tuscany before heading back to the Mulino for a much deserved break.
Italy's former capital attracts many foreign travellers to follow one of the many courses available to learn Italian combining an exciting study tour. Language courses are just an example of the many other enticing courses available for international students alike.
Tuscany indeed is widely acclaimed as the home of Italian Cuisine as well as other arts like poetry, opera, painting and goldsmith. Arezzo can claim fame for its goldsmith district, a worldwide recognized luxury craft hub. Learn the foundation elements or deepen your know-how thanks to the many courses avaialble in Florence and its surroundings whilst benefiting from living in the heart of the Renaissance.