Castiglion Fiorentino is a small, walled city in eastern Tuscany
, in the province of Arezzo
, between the cities of Arezzo and Cortona
. It is well known for its annual festivals and Etruscan archeological site.
As with most Italian cities and villages, Castiglion Fiorentino offer many authentic accommodations, vacation rentals, condo rentals, apartment rentals and villa rentals.
Castiglion Fiorentino lies at the centre of a triangle formed by the cities of Florence, Siena and Perugia.
Situated on a hilltop, 345 meters above sea level, the town overlooks the Val di Chio and the Preappenines. Staying in a locally owned accommodations such as a vacation rental, condo rental, apartment rental or villa rental and use this town as a base to explore the region.
The town's historical center offers the visitors such well known ancient structures as the church of Saint Angelo which dates back to the XII century, the church of Saint Francesco from the XIII century and the Palazzo Pretorio
of the same period. The Renaissance witnessed the construction of the Loggiato Vasariano of the Piazza del Comune, the Loggiato of the church of Gesu and the church of Consolazione, a prized example of a sacred building with its octagonal shape. Of special interest is the Ancient Library which houses incunabula, documents and codices with intricate designs and a wealth of local manuscripts. The Historical Archive has been cataloged and it contains documents which date back to the XIII century.
Castiglion also has many festivals throughout the year
and villas and lodging of all types get very busy during this time. Make sure to book your accommodation, vacation rental, apartment rental or villa rental well in advance. Some of the festivals include the famous "Palio dei Rioni" on the third Sunday of June. Similar to the festival in Siena, the Palio dei Rioni is a horse race around Piazza Garibaldi, including a colourful and energetic display of the ancient custom of flag-waving, which dates back to the 13th century. During the week leading up to Easter Sunday, the parade along the city's streets, re-enacting a scene from the Passion as they have done annually for the past four hundred years.
Make sure to have a meal at Locanda al Castello di Sorci which offers home cooking in a haunted castle.
Another trattoria serves traditional Tuscan "nonna" style in the old cantina of Palazzo Dragomanni.; outdoor dining available in season.
In addition to the spring poppies, summer sunflowers and the famous Tuscan Cypress and Olive trees the beautiful green hillsides and country lanes are a must for any traveler any time of the year.
Don’t miss out on a truly Italian holiday experience so book your accommodation in and choose from various vacation rentals, apartment rentals or villa rentals on offer in Castiglion Fiorentino.