“Le Scalette” is a charming apartment ideally located in a small hamlet approximately 16 kilometers (ten miles) from Florence.  The small village of San Vincenzo a Torri, with a bakery and grocery store, is just a mile away.  The apartment’s location near the highway that links Florence with Pisa and Livorno makes it an ideal base for touring the major tourist destinations in Tuscany.  The nearby town of Montelupo Fiorentino, with its Museo Archeologico e della Ceramica, was an important center for ceramic production during the middle ages and the Renaissance, and local craftsmen still produce ceramic pieces there today.