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Sesto Fiorentino is a town confining with Florence, which has its roots in an Etruscan settlement. The name 'Sesto' means in fact the sixth mile of the Etruscan Florentia setting on the ancient consular road to Pistoia.
The Montagnola Tomb and the Tomb of the Mula are evidences of this period and they can be visited by contacting the local Tourist Information Office.
The beautiful Villas named Gamba, Stanley, Solaria, Ginori e Guicciardini with their parks are parts of the territory of the Municipality. The parish church of San Martino of the twelfth century has a Romanesque façade and a wooden crucifix by Agnoli Gaddi.
The Manifacture Doccia was founded by the Marquise Carlo Ginori in 1737 in the territory of Sesto Fiorentino and it was the first factory of porcelain in Europe. The first location of the factory houses now the Municipal Library, it was abandoned in the '50s to a more modern plant in the industrial area of Sesto Fiorentino.
In the vicinity of the factory there is now the ‘Richard-Ginori Museum’, which organizes guided tours of the factory and educational activities for children and adults.
In the Municipality there is the seat of the Scientific Centre of the University of Florence.The Theatre of Limonaia is one of the landmarks of the city's cultural life in Villa Corsi Salviati as home to a rich theater season and the seat of the Intercity festival and school of theatre. There is also the Lab Nove Home, a new space care from theatrical school Laboratorio Nove.
An hotel in Sesto Fiorentino allows you to experience an interesting stay a stone's throw from Florence with the chance to have new itineraries to discover the Etruscan roots, the Medici villas and the beautiful artistic production of ceramics.
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The B&B "Ulivi di Castello" is located in a peaceful area in the hills around Florence. By walking distance you can visit the most famous Medici villas of the Florentine area; the city center of Florence can be reached by car or public transport in 20 minutes. More...
District: Sesto Fiorentino
Villa Stanley is a four star hotel set in a XV century mansion with large garden, swimming pool, tennis court, restaurant, meeting rooms and free parking. It offers a relaxing environment, just 20 minutes from the city center of Florence with the possibility to use the hotel shuttle service. More...
District: Sesto Fiorentino