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Clustered on a small hilltop, Artimino is a charming medieval walled village less than 15 miles from Florence.
The village has Etruscan roots dating as far back as the 4th century BC, and was once an important location thanks to its prime setting and commanding views. Most of the settlement now dates from the 17th and 18th centuries and is remarkably well preserved, offering a glimpse into what life was once like.
Today, the village offers guests a handful of attractions, including the Municipal Archaeological Museum, which showcases important finds within the local area, plus a smattering of restaurants serving flavourful Tuscan fare. The nearby Villa La Fernandino is the village’s main attraction and is one of Tuscany’s finest Ducal homes. Completed in 1600, it was built in traditional Medici style reminiscent of the palazzos of Florence, and is adorned with glorious frescoes.
The city of Florence can be reached in around 40 minutes. Packed with some of Italy’s most recognisable attractions and sights, we highly recommend spending a day here.