Torre a Cona - Florence - Italy
Torre a Cona is located in the midst of typical Tuscany country side. The landscape is famous for its rolling hills, olive groves and cypress trees. Visitors to Tuscany come for many reasons. The majority in search of fine art, while others come to enjoy the beautifull countryside, wines and wonderful cuisine. Without a doubt there is a lot to explore and to see.
The Torre a Cona estate covers an area of 700 acres, of which 40 are dedicated to vines, while the rest is covered with olive groves and forest, representative of the typical landscape of the Tuscan hills. The estate is located in a strategic position; you can reach Florence in half an hour, Arrezo in one hour, and Siena in one hour and a half.
Throughout the year, you can book sightseeing tours and excursions to the major art cities of Tuscany. The reception constantly updates a diary of exclusive historical/cultural, gastronomic and nature itineraries which may be enjoyed depending on the season and events on the calendar.
This was the birthplace of the famous painter and writer Ardengo Soffici (1879-1964) and of the bookseller and man of letters,Vespasian Bisticci, who lived in the1400s. Not to be missed is the church of San Leonino, built in the Romanesque style with two interesting frescoes by Bicci di Lorenzo.
The cliffs of the Valdarno
These cliffs are a geographical wonder, consisting of sands, clays and gravels stratified as high as one hundred meters, of different forms and interspersed by deep gorges. The cliffs deeply impressed Leonardo Da Vinci; just look carefully at the backgrounds of some of his paintings such as the "Virgin of the Rocks" to realize how amazingly they resemble the cliffs.
Buriano Bridge (Mona Lisa): The bridge is immersed in the vast landscape that seems to celebrate the water cycle and is also famous for its resemblance to the bridge framing the enigmatic smile of the Mona Lisa.