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Borgo San Lorenzo

Borgo San Lorenzo is located close to the Apennines approximately 30km from the City of Florence. The town itself comes under the Mugello comune of the District of Florence, an area steeped in the history of the Medici Family.

Origins
The Roman community of Anneianum stood in the location of todays Borgo San Lorenzo. Following the departure of the Romans, the villagers renamed their town after the local church of San Lorenzo and the name has remained the same since.
In the 13th Century, Borgo San Lorenzo played an important part in the negotiations between the supporters of the Empire – the Ghibellines – and the supporters of the Pope – the Guelphs. It was at the end of this Century that the town came under the control of Republic of Florence.
As part of the town defences, the Florentine Republic fortified the town and established 4 entrances. Today, parts of two of the arched entrances are still visible – the Porta Fiorentina (Florentine Gate) and the Porta dell'Orologio (Gate of the Watch).
The fortifications helped protect the town through the centuries, including repelling an attack by the French in 1527. The town did suffer some damage during World War II though.

Today in Borgo San Lorenzo
In contrast to many other towns in the region, Borgo San Lorenzo does not solely rely on tourism. Because of its strategic importance close to main roads leading from Florence north, Borgo San Lorenzo has many office based industries to drive its economy.

Essential Borgo San Lorenzo Information

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Wine Tasting and Tuscan Lunch

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Renaissance Florence Walking Tour

See the great Renaissance treasures of Florence on this 2.5-hour walking tour. With an expert guide, visit the Piazza della Signoria to gaze at the Palazzo Vecchio and replica of Michelangelo’s 'David' sculpture, and admire the exteriors of the Duomo, Baptistry, Ponte Vecchio bridge and more. Stop on route for a culinary tasting and discover the crafts neighbourhood of Oltrarno, all as your guide tells fascinating stories of the artists, rulers and life of the Renaissance-era city.

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Downhill Bike Tour: Tuscan Hills and Typical Lunch

An easy and pleasant tour, suitable for families.
Drive up above the city to the hilltop abbey of Montesenario Nature Reserve and slowly bike down, stopping for Tuscan multi-course lunch and a tour of an authentic family run vineyard for olive oil and wine tasting.
You don't need to be an expert bike rider, only a lover of the outdoors and of the delightful Tuscan landscape and tasty cuisine.

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Tuscan Cooking Class with Wine and Olive Oil Tasting and Dinner

Join a 3-hour Tuscan cooking class with wine and extra virgin olive oil tasting and tour of the family's farm. Enjoy lunch or dinner in the farm's family kitchen to enjoy what you have prepared at the end of the class. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the simple yet tasty flavors of traditional Tuscan food which families regularly enjoy in this region. Morning or afternoon start time is available.

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