Off the beaten path in Florence and environs:
- The Bargello Sculpture Museum
- The Stibbert Museum, much appreciated by children
- The Medici Villas of Petraia, Castello and Poggio a Caiano with their beautiful gardens
- The quarter of Sant’Ambrogio with its bustling daily market, the antique market in Piazza Ciompi, and numerous excellent restaurants and cafés. In this neighbourhood you’ll also find the beautiful Florence Synagogue with its Jewish Museum and nearby kosher trattoria.

- The Valdarno, with the road of Tuscan marvels " 7 Ponti". In Roman times was one of the most important routes between Firenze and Arezzo. Rich with historic town centres and interesting museums, including the home of Masaccio in San Giovanni Valdarno

Farther afield:
Arezzo and environs, along the trail of Piero della Francesca Siena with its fascinating territory extending southwards along the Via Lauretana through the Sienese clay hills, to the Abbey of MonteOliveto Maggiore and S. Anna in Camprena, and finally Pienza