The ecological Bed and Breakfast Barco Mediceo is the ideal place to quickly reach the most important cities of Tuscany, which count on one of the greatest artistic heritage of humanity. Florence is only 25 km by motorway. You will reach Pisa in 40 minutes. Siena, San Gimignano or Volterra are reached in less than an hour, traveling on the magnificent Via Francigena, the pilgrimage route, which since medieval times has received pilgrims to visit the Vatican. Lucca, Pistoia, Prato and Arezzo are not to be missed attractions in Tuscany, the privileged guests of the Mediceo Boat will know in day trips, going back and forth to the inn with all the comfort and security, to record in
memory the thousands of postcards that the region provides. At 9 km from the inn is Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, one of the greatest exponents of the Renaissance. In a castle, the Leonardo Museum exposes all the inventions of this genius, including reproductions of numerous machines created by him.
Near Mediceo Boat there are mansions, palaces and fortress-houses of 400 years, built in times of domination of the Medici Family. 5 km from the inn, in the town of Artimino, of Etruscan origin, you will visit the Villa Medici La Ferdinanda, commissioned by Grand Duke Ferdinando I of the Medici and, with Buontalenti project, was built between 1594 and 1598, for use as a mansion hunting, within the Barco Reale reservation.
In the Museum of Artimino there is interesting Etruscan collection, people that dominated the region before the Romans. From Poggio a Caiano it is possible to visit the Villa Medici commissioned by Lorenzo dei Medici the Magnificent in 1475 and where, according to some historians, Francesco I dos Medici and Bianca Cappello were poisoned. In Cerreto Guidi there is another Villa Médici, now transformed into an art museum, with hunting themes. In Montelupo Fiorentino, 10 minutes by car from Barco Mediceo, there is the Villa Medici
Ambrogiana and the production of the famous artistic pottery, which during the Renaissance adorned residences of Florentine nobles, with tiles, pots and hand-painted dishes.