The historic town has been built on the left side of the river Arno, which rises in Casentino (the Tuscan Mountains) so it still appears as a small stream.
It is a beautiful lush countryside all around Subbiano, marked by its old buildings, churches and antique mills built over the hills. The old Castle that belonged to the "Conti Guidi" - an important nobile family of this area - in the 12 or 13 th centuries is still well preserved facing the river Arno.
Walking down the Arcipretura street, it is possible to admire the nobile villas that belonged to the local counts and important families (Palazzo Ducci, for example, built during the 1200's and restructured in the 1600's). The street will lead you to the "Piazza del Castello" - the active main square.
From Piazza del Castello, Via Roma will lead you to the Podestà Palace (used to be the local government hall in the Middle Age). Don't miss the oportunity to stop for a creamy capuccino in one of the many cafes all around.
You will find mini-markets with fresh vegetables and typical products, among them the excellent extra virgin olive oil, and the local wine, Chianti Colli Aretini. You have many oportunities to taste the best of the Casentinese kitchen, based in home made pasta like the local potato ravioli, meat - specially roasted - fresh vegetables and mushrooms in the excellent local restaurants, like La Corte dell'Oca. For further tour info, click HERE.
IMPORTANT information: Subbiano has a local train station with direct trains up to Arezzo, from where you can take a train to anywhere else.
HAVE A LOOK AT OUR VILLAS CLOSE TO SUBBIANO:
VILLA GRAN VISTA
CASA DEL SASSO
VILLA SOLE BELLA