The Cities of Art

The Cities of Art
Tuscany is a veritable treasure chest of art and cultural treasures, with art cities that captivate visitors from all over the world.

San Gimignano

Known all over the world the beautiful and unique San Gimignano can be seen from all our gardens and is only a 10-minute drive from Poderi Arcangelo! Possibility of transfers by cab and for the more trained … even on foot! (about 10 km).
San Gimignano is a medieval town that has remained virtually untouched by the past and is famous for its tall towers!

Certaldo Alto

is one of Tuscany’s most beautiful medieval villages, quiet, peaceful and off the beaten path of mass tourism.
Just a 5-minute drive from Poderi Arcangelo, reached by the convenient funicular railway that departs from Boccaccio Square every 15 minutes or by car with convenient parking outside the walls.

Worth visiting: the birthplace of the poet Giovanni Boccaccio, the Praetorian Palace, the Museum of Sacred Art, and the Beppe Chiodo Museum. In the village you will find some excellent restaurants, a wine shop, and a pottery workshop.


is one of the rare examples in Europe of a medieval castle dating back to the 1200s that has remained entirely intact, complete with walls surrounding it; there are also still 15 towers and a patrol path around the perimeter for defensive purposes in the past. Dante himself was so impressed by the uniqueness of the place that he dedicated a canto of his Divine Comedy to it!
It is one of the stages of the Via Francigena, which is still passable and well marked.
It is about 25 minutes from Poderi Arcangelo and is easily accessible by car, located along the road to Siena.


only 40 minutes from Poderi arcangelo we find the beautiful Volterra : here the historical tradition is combined with a splendid nature, from the morphology, to the vegetation, to the fauna giving life to a truly impressive heritage.
In Volterra, history has left its mark with continuity from the Etruscan period to the nineteenth century, with artistic and monumental testimonies of great importance, which can be admired simply by walking through the streets of the historic center, but also by visiting the city museums


cradle of the Renaissance, home of the Italian language, birthplace of well-known artists and so much more … Describe Florence in a few words but … a visit is even better!
Florence is about 50 minutes by car from Poderi Arcangelo.
Excellent train connections every hour from Certaldo station and Train schedules are available at the front desk.


is one of Italy’s leading art cities famous even beyond national borders for its intact 15th-17th century city walls, which describe a perimeter of about 4,223 m around the city’s historic core and make it one of only 4 Italian cities to have an intact Renaissance city wall.
Lucca has been nicknamed the “city of 100 churches,” precisely because of the presence of numerous churches, towers and bell towers, and Renaissance palaces of exquisite beauty.

Pisa and its Leaning Tower

The Leaning Tower, a symbol of Pisa, is one of the most well-known Italian monuments in the world. Reason for such fame is surely in the sloping structure due to land subsidence, but also in its magnificent architecture, made up of arches and loggias and inside which 294 spiral steps lead to the top of a belfry from which there is a spectacular view: a full 56 meters above the ground.
The Tower along with the cathedral and baptistery make up the Piazza dei Miracoli, one of the many open-air museums that can be enjoyed while walking around this beautiful city.
Pisa, only an hour from Agriturismo Poderi Arcangelo can be reached by car or train starting from the nearby Certaldo station. – Tel. prenotazioni visite +39 050 835011 / 12