Marignolle and Via della Campora

Breaking away from the Oltrarno of San Frediano and Santo Spirito toward the majestic passage under the mighty arches of Porta Romana means leaving the noise and inconvenience of city living for the regenerating silences of the countryside.

In fact, if we take the Via Senese we find, immediately to the right, the steep but enchanting Via delle Campora, an ancient route of the Via Romea that connected Florence with Rome. 

The via delle Campora is a ridge road that winds among aristocratic villas and gardens hidden or barely discernible behind low walls and railings, punctuated by shrines and sacred tabernacles. A pleasant up and down until the intersection with the Via di Santa Maria a Marignolle and up to the splendid Medici villa of the same name where Florentine nobles used to come to play Pallacorda. (1582)

In this decidedly strategic location, the Villa Strozzi Machiavelli -which houses the Residenza d'Epoca Torre dei Lari- is less than a kilometer from the city's historic center

The Residenza d'Epoca Torre dei Lari is on the main route from the city to the countryside of Chianti and Val d'Orcia, and to the villages and towns of San Gimignano, Siena and Pienza.