Castiglion Fiorentino

Located in the province of Arezzo in the Tuscany region of Italy is the town of Castiglion Fiorentino.

It’s at the center of the sister cities of the triangle of cities of Siena, Florence, and Perugia.  Considering the wealth of cuisine, beautiful scenery and historical significance of the triangle, it makes Castiglion Fiorentino a must be centerpiece of your Tuscany vacation adventure.

It’s history goes all the way back to Etruscan times so you’re sure to be steeped in some fine history for sure.  Add to that the awesome medieval and Renaissance structures you’ll find there and you’ll be feeling like you’ve stepped into a fairy tale story book with knights and princesses.

Castiglion Fiorentino Panorama

Castiglion Fiorentino Panorama

You’ll not want to miss out on the historical churches and and structures where rare art treasures are housed and displayed.  Castiglion Fiorentino is more than just the center of the triangle it’s the center of fun and excitement as numerous festivals occur during the year and there’s plenty of food, dancing, wine, and shaking hands with the locals that goes on there.  You’ll need a calendar of events to time your visit and get the right accommodations.  They’ve got hotels, bed and breakfasts, and other lodgings and you’ll want to take part in such events as Palio dei Rioni which is a legendary horse race that goes through the towns three old boroughs.

Since it’s located between the three sister cities, transportation shouldn’t be a problem to and from the town.  Usually the rail or bus, rental car or taxi is available and even bikes and motorcycles can be had for an affordable price.

Castiglion Fiorentino Collegiata

Castiglion Fiorentino Collegiata

This town however is best seen on foot so you can enjoy the close knit folks there and take in the ambiance of the area.  Foreigners have to be on their toes as sometimes things can get misunderstood at the bistros but a conversation beforehand often smooths out any rough spots.

All in all it’s a definitely beautiful addition to your Tuscany vacation.