Starting from Villa Le Facezie in Terranuova Bracciolini you can explore the whole area surrounding the Aretino and the Valdarno. Here are the 5 most beautiful routes in Tuscany.
1- Strada dei Setteponti. This road connects Donnini, a town in the south of Florence, with Arezzo. Terranuova Bracciolini is about halfway along the route, so you can take the road to Arezzo or to Florence. The whole itinerary extends for 60 km among charming medieval villages, churches and abbeys. Among the most beautiful points of interest is the Pieve di San Pietro a Cascia, next to the Masaccio Museum, the village of Loro Ciuffenna with the oldest watermill in the region and Ponte a Buriano.
2- Via Chiantigiana. An itinerary that crosses the Chianti region connecting Florence to Siena for centuries, dotted with charming medieval villages surrounded by the green of the vineyards. Among the most interesting places you will find Impruneta of Etruscan origin; Radda in Chianti with Palazzo Pretorio built in 15th century; Gaiole in Chianti, where you can admire the castle of Brolio and the castle of Vertine; Castelnuovo Berardenga with Villa Chigi Saracini and the Landscape Museum.
3- Firenze. The cradle of the Renaissance is still today a young and vital city. In Florence you can eat in the best restaurants to taste the Tuscan specialties and sip excellent wine, go shopping in the streets of the center and visit several museums and monuments. Do not miss the Duomo with Brunelleschi’s Dome and Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria, that are just a few places that have made Florence famous over the centuries, now included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
4- Val d’Orcia. A natural park full of villages and historic buildings, Val d’Orcia is worth a special visit. Near Castiglione d’Orcia you can discover the precious natural thermal springs, admire the Rocca di Tentennano and the Eremo del Vivo. In Montalcino you can visit the imposing Fortress and the Abbey of Sant’Antimo. Arriving at San Quirico d’Orcia you will find the suggestive Chapel of the Madonna di Vitaleta. In Pienza you will find the Museo del Teatro Toscano and the Palazzo Piccolomini, while near Radicofani you will find Bosco Isabella and La Posta Medicea.
5- Le Balze del Valdarno. Unique landscape in the world, the Balze are made of sand and clay characterized by walls hundreds of meters high from the rocky and jagged appearance. The panoramic view in contrast to the gentle surrounding green landscape is impressive. To visit the area they organize walks and trekking routes of various difficulty levels to allow everyone to admire this wonder.