Casole d'Elsa: the open-air museum in the heart of Tuscany

Nov 24, 2022 129

Between the provinces of Florence and Siena stretches the beautiful Val d'Elsa, one of the most iconic places in the Tuscan region. Crossed by the Via Francigena, the Val d'Elsa holds within its territory historical and artistic testimonies of immense value, often enclosed within the walls of medieval villages. 

San Gimignano, Certaldo and Monteriggioni are just a few of the must-visit places in Val d'Elsa. Then we cannot forget Colle Val d'Elsa, a stone's throw from which stands Casole d'Elsa, a small village with a very ancient past that today has earned the nickname Borgo degli Artisti. Indeed, strolling through the alleys of Casole d'Elsa, among ancient palaces and churches, sculptures of fine workmanship and deep and intimate meanings, also created by contemporary artists, crop up.

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