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As a local

As a local - Colle di Val d'Elsa, Italy

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Colle di Val d'Elsa, Italy

From USD
$250.75

Did you already visit the most famous destinations? Would you like to have a unique, fun and unforgettable experience in Tuscany?

I recommend you a day in Colle Val D'Elsa, a medieval village outside the tourist routes, but that has so much to say and show you... It is the birthplace of Arnolfo di Cambio, the Architect of Palazzo Vecchio and the Cathedral of Florence ... More info ›

Did you already visit the most famous destinations? Would you like to have a unique, fun and unforgettable experience in Tuscany?

I recommend you a day in Colle Val D'Elsa, a medieval village outside the tourist routes, but that has so much to say and show you... It is the birthplace of Arnolfo di Cambio, the Architect of Palazzo Vecchio and the Cathedral of Florence. Here Carlo Lorenzini, better known as Carlo Collodi, entered the seminary and he get the inspiration to write the famous novel of Pinocchio. It is also the most important town of Italy in the production of crystal. So why do not stop and enjoy a nice day between his shops, palaces, stories and markets?

I propose you a Friday morning for a walking between the neighborhood of Santa Caterina and the ancient village, passing through Palazzo Campana and Via di Castello, talking about traditions, historic buildings, memories of battles and important people. 

In 1269 it was the seat of a famous battle during the wars of Guelphs and Ghibellines and in 1479 it was besieged by Neapolitan troops. From the 14th century it was a possession of Florence and the Grand Duchy of Tuscany until the unification of Italy in 1860.

In the 20th century it became an important industrial center, where was produced paper, glass and crystal. We will slowly descend to discouver all industries and to reach the weekly market to have a taste of local flavors.

After buying some local staff why not have a delightful pic-nic by the river?(only recommended) 
I will show you the Sentier Elsa, a natural path between the green and along Elsa river, where you will relax and refresh a bit...

It's will be a perfect place for a perfect day off tourists!

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Private tour - Colle Val D'elsa and its untouched beauty

Private tour - Colle Val D'elsa and its untouched beauty - Colle di Val d'Elsa, Italy

Duration: 2 hours
Location: Colle di Val d'Elsa, Italy

From USD
$232.83

Visit with a tour guide Colle Val d’Elsa, that is one of the symbol of the Renaissance time, one of the less contaminated village by tourism, one of the best and authentic Tuscan city. Do not miss this special experience in Tuscany, between history, traditions and funny anecdotes!

The oldest part of the town is the "colle alta", the higher part, with a well-preserved medieval center ... More info ›

Visit with a tour guide Colle Val d’Elsa, that is one of the symbol of the Renaissance time, one of the less contaminated village by tourism, one of the best and authentic Tuscan city. Do not miss this special experience in Tuscany, between history, traditions and funny anecdotes!

The oldest part of the town is the "colle alta", the higher part, with a well-preserved medieval center. The town developed along the river from the 11th century onwards, building an artificial canal to power various industrial activities, such as wheat mills and paper factories. From the 14th century, it was a possession of Florence and the Grand Duchy of Tuscany until the unification of Italy in 1860. In the 20th century, it became an important industrial center. Today it is internationally renowned for the production of crystal glassware and art (15% of world production), largely produced in the industrial lower town.
Colle Val d’Elsa is even the birthplace of important people as the sculptor and architect Arnolfo di Cambio, the poet Isabella Cervoni, the poet and peinter Mino Maccari etc. Here Carlo Collodi got the inspiration for is famous novel: Pinocchio, which entertain so many children of the world.
In Colle there is not only history, the Middle Ages atmosphere, the Renaissance building, churches and curiosities. It is located very close to the river Elsa, where we will walk to relax and enyoj a day off from tourist, shops and museums.

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