The Tuscan Countryside
The woodland park of Le Cascine was created as farmsteads for the Medicis in the 16th century. The vast park area sits along the river Arno, with a country mansion, boulevards, and landscaped areas with fountains. Attractions in the park include Le Cascine's market on Tuesday mornings, horse riding, a swimming pool area and an amphitheatre. A good idea if you want to escape the busy center for a while.