San Casciano Val di Pesa, Italy - is on the highest of the hills separating Val di Pesa from Val di Greve, on Via Cassia, 16 kilometers south of Florence. It is a quiet town, not frequented by tourists because there are many more scenic towns, most significantly Florence to the north, but also San Gimilgnano a bit further to the south. The old part of the town is protected by a castle wall and is not accessible by car. Park where you can and get out and walk. You will find splendid shops that cater to Italians.
The area facing to the north is a suburb of Florence. To the south are spectacular views of the wine and olive growing area of Chianti. The area is one for rest and relaxation after the bustle of Florence.