Val d'Elsa ed Empolese sightseeing
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About Val d'Elsa ed Empolese
In a nutshell
Empoli in the Val d'Elsa Valley features mild weather in both winter and summer. Visitors there enjoy exploring the foothills of the Chianti hills, and the region features historic Etruscan sites that date back to the Romans. The Elsa river valley is home to fortified villages and castles, notable churches and green tourism that emphasizes sustainable farming.
Things to do
Empoli is a popular destination for winter ski vacations, snowboarding and finding good ski package deals at hotels and self-catering chalets. The city's hills and mountains are considered Tuscany's finest for skiing, and your family will discover welcoming attractions like the Piazza Farinata degli Uberti, which includes a charming central fountain designed by Luigi Pampaloni in 1827, and the Collegiata di Sant'Andrea, which has existed as a church since the 5th Century.
The locals make a delicious Sangiovese wine, and the sleepy town is also known for leather goods and fashions, shoes and handbags, fresh vegetables grown locally and porchetta, a roast pig that will put you off your diet. Most shops stay open until midnight, so you'll have time to pick up a beautiful bowl, vase or memento made of Empoli glass as the town is one of two famous Italian centers for hand-blown glass.
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Main points of interest
Val d'Elsa ed Empolese