Spending a day in Florence in the summer can get to you because it is hot and crowded. Getting away from the crowds is essential I think.
That’s why I decided to visit Fiesole and the walled town of Monteriggioni near Siena on different days. Monteriggioni was a surprise past the rolling hills, cypress trees and wine tasting.
Built in the 13th century , the town has a castle preserved that the army used to guard from enemies. No wonder the town is walled.
There is a small piazza with a Romanesque church and a toursim office in the piazza. Of course you can’t see any piazza without a Bar. Ristorante Il Posso sits opposite the Bar and is adorable. It is quite famous and I happened to go there for lunch. With a great list of wine options and amazing Tuscan food (their steak is wow) this place should not be missed!