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Castiglion Fiorentino lies at the centre of a triangle formed by important cities such as Florence, Siena and Perugia.  Originally an Etruscan settlement and later a medieval village, lies close to the famous Valdichiana and Cortona.

The tower of the ancient castle dominates the town. This charismatic town has much to offer any visitor including its beautiful medieval walls, beautiful churches, art treasures and numerous Renaissance structures - e.g. the Loggia by Vasari at the Piazza del Municipio. However, the town is not your usual tourist stop. It is a working town and when you visit this jewel of Tuscany, you will see more than the architectural and artistic treasure - you will glimpse a way of life, a culture of warmth and friendliness - 

Castiglion Fiorentino also has many festivals throughout the year including the famous Palio dei Rioni (a horse race around the town similar to the festival in Siena) which includes a colourful and energetic display of the ancient custom of flag-waving - dating back to the 13th century. Both of which are extraordinary shows not to be missed.

There are also many artisans in the town who offer unique works - from sculpture to clothing and so on. One favourite of ours from the town is the work of Edi Magi. Edi is responsible for the murals above our beds, the breakfast ware and other works here. But, she is not the only one and a trip to Castiglion Fiorentino - is worth the effort and will allow you to discover much more than the Tuscan sun..

Plus an array of bars and restaurants waiting to offer a special welcome to you as guests of Casa Portagioia