Holidays in Empoli!
Tourists who choose to spend their holidays in Empoli love without any doubt relaxation, walking in the green and good cooking!
Empoli è una piccola cittadina che si trova nella pianura del Valdarno Inferiore , che i Romani bonificarono al tempo del loro insediamento.
As you go away from the watercourses you meet the hills: Empoli is the classic example of the Tuscan agricultural landscape.
Frazioni : Marciana, Pagnana, Avane ,Pontorme, Corniola, Monterappoli, Fontanella, Casenuove, Ponte a Elsa, Pozzale, Sant'Andrea, Serravalle, Villanova, Cortenuova Comuni contigui: Capraia e Limite, Castelfiorentino, Cerreto Guidi, Montelupo Fiorentino, Montespertoli, San Miniato (PI), Vinci.
Gentilic : Empolesi
Patron: St. Andrew
Day: November 30th .
Piazza Farinata of Uberti
If you will spend your holidays in Empoli you will probably see this historic square, also known as the Lions Square, due to the four lions placed on the central fountain. Alla piazza si affacciano la Collegiata di Sant'Andrea, il Palazzo Pretorio e il Palazzo Ghibellino. In the square lies some important monuments, such as the Collegiata di Sant'Andrea, the Palazzo Pretorio and the Palazzo Ghibellino.
During the Middle Ages, this ancient palace was the Town Hall where between 1529 and 1530, the commisioner Ferruccio Ferrucci had the seat of its headquarters.
Today the palace houses an auditorium dedicated to Ferruccio Busoni.
This is of the palace belonged to the Guidi counts, ancient feudal lords of Empoli. After it belonged to the family of the Pope who restored the structure. Today is very different from its original structure and it houses several exhibitions and activities.
Collegiate Church of St. Andrew
Unfortunately, today is not possible to see the structure's original facade as the church over the years has been restored several times.
Inside you can admire works of art of various artists including the triptych of Lorenzo di Bicci representing the Madonna with Saints Martino, Andrew, Agata and John the Baptist.
San Martino Church
The church, in Romanesque style, hosts significant works of art as the two paintings of John Toscani and a fresco of the fifteenth century attributed to Pier Francesco Fiorentino
St. Michael the Archangel Church
Even this church presents significant traces of Romanesque style. The church houses, on the tabernacle, two famous paintings of Pontorno representing St. John the Evangelist and St. Michael the Archangel.
In Empoli you can enjoy a relaxing tour around the city, between the shops and stores of this small but very nice town.
Once arrived in Piazza Farinata degli Uberti, you can continue your trip in Joseph of the Pope street.
The more traditional tour is in the main square of the city after having crossed other roads that surround the city.
Tourists will have an opportunity to make a complete tour of the city by walking among churches, monuments, shops and bars.
Once visited the city centre, the tourist will have the possibility of making trips on foot or by bicycle between the hills, that offer a beautiful landscape and an enchanting relax!
All Thursday morning, near the Castellani Stadium.
It takes place in the parking of Serravalle Park, near the Castellani stadium and the swimming pool. For many years, the Fair has been an amusement park.
Piazza Ristori 16 - Empoli - 50053
Phone: +39 057177247
Hotel Il Sole
Piazza Don Minzoni 18 -- Empoli - 50053
Phone: +39 0571-73779
Hotels Tazza D'oro
Via G. Pope's 46 - Empoli - 50053
Phone: +39 0571-72129
Piazza Vittoria 11 - Empoli - 50053
Phone: +39 0571-74751
Via J. Carrucci 105 - Empoli - 50053
Phone: +39 0571-73201
CAFè DE L'ACAD è MIA
Via del Gelsomino No. 28 Phone: +39 0571/72185
Via Tosco Romagnola No. 70 Tel: 0571 590558
LA CUCINA SANT'ANDREA
Via Salvagnoli No. 43 Phone: 057173657
RESTAURANT DA SANTI
Via Livornese No. 297 Phone: +39 0571931081
Via Piave No. 4 Phone: +39 0571944533
Way Curtatone No. 67 Tel: 057172826
Via Dei CappucciniN ° 10 Phone: +39 0571922182
Useful Phone numbers
Guardia Medica Viale Boccaccio, 12 Tel: 0571 9411 sab-lun 14.00-8.00
Pubbliche Assistenze Riunite Via XX Settembre, 17 Tel: 0571 73903
Comando Carabinieri via Tripoli, 30 Tel: 0571 74125
Guardia di Finanza p.zza Ristori, 14 Tel: 0571 72688
Polizia Ferroviaria.Piazza Don Minzioni Tel.0571/73745
Polizia Municipale via Cavour, 79 Tel. 0571 757707
Polizia Stradale via F.lli Rosselli,57 tel: 0571 98011
Vigili del fuoco via Del Castelluccio, 64 Tel: 0571 946729