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Settignano Travel guide
Settignano : Michelin's recommendations
Settignano, located near Fiesole, was the birthplace of a large number of famous sculptors (including the Rossellino brothers and Desiderio da Settignano); Michelangelo was even entrusted to a wet nurse here. The town was home to countless master stonecutters and their skill inspired many budding sculptors, including Michelangelo himself. The beauty of its surroundings was also appreciated by the great families of Florence who had superb country houses built here up until the 20C.
Tourist attractions Settignano : Things to see and do
V.le Gabriele-D'Annunzio I - 50135 Settignano
Heading out of Florence through Coverciano, this long winding road climbs the hillside affording lovely views of the countryside and the magnificent houses bordering it. Halfway along, Villa Contri di Mezzaratta overlooks a little valley to the left ..
V. del Rossellino 72 I - 50135 Settignano
This plain 17C villa is surrounded by a superb garden, comprising a formal layout of yew, cypress and box trees, grassy walks flanked by hydrangeas, azaleas, camellias, pots of lemon, grapefruit and mandarin trees and also grottoes with rock gardens...