Castiglion Fiorentino lies at the centre of a
triangle formed by important cities such as Florence, Siena and Perugia. Castiglion Fiorentino, originally an Etruscan settlement and later an old
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.
Castiglion 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.