Vallombrosa is a popular place to visit in Florence as a large number of the area’s main attractions are close. The Abbazia di Vallombrosa and the Mall Outlet Centre are amongst the many popular places to discover here. Two other interesting attractions you’ll find nearby Vallombrosa are Fashion Valley and the Castello del Trebbio.
The Statue of David, one of the most famous tourist attractions in the entire country is located 15 miles (24 kilometers) to the west.
Take the chance to see the city center of Florence and include a a tour of Ponte Vecchio and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.
Stop by some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make the area such a unique vacation destination. Join a tour, admire the building in which it is housed or simply enjoy the fascinating exhibits at the Academy of Fine Arts, the Sinagoga and Jewish Museum and Bargello Museum. To experience the city’s dynamic artistic culture, book a show at one of the gorgeous performing arts institutes such as the Teatro Comunale di Firenze, Rifredi Theater and the La Pergola Theater. The area is a great destination for art lovers. Make sure you see the Gallery of Modern Art, Palatine Gallery and Academy Gallery.
There are many beautiful natural destinations here so don’t miss the nearby green spaces. Nature lovers love to hang out in places like the Florence Botanical Gardens. There is a relaxed atmosphere here and pretty garden beds and trees. The ecological parks such as the Riserva Naturale Valle dell'Inferno e Bandella in Terranuova Bracciolini and the Foreste Casentinesi-Monte Falterona-Campigna National Park, give visitors an insight into the animals and plants that exist in the region.
While you are in and around Vallombrosa, be sure to visit the Piazza della Signoria, the Boboli Gardens and Orsanmichele. Step back in time by checking out nearby historic sites, such as Pitti Palace, Porta Romana and Strozzi Palace. To get a little closer to Florence’s heart and soul, spend a little time at the area’s most sacred sites, such as Brancacci Chapel, the San Lorenzo Church and the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore.
If golf is your passion, visit the Circolo Golf Ugolino in Bagno a Ripoli. It’s a great way to enjoy the fresh air.
To enjoy some retail therapy, explore the San Lorenzo Market and Pitti Vintage.
After a day exploring the delights of Vallombrosa, stay the night at one of the area’s hotels or serviced apartments. Check out the rooms and rates at the Nh Porta Rossa, the Grand Hotel Baglioni, or the Hotel Laurus al Duomo.