Colle di Val d'Elsa is a hill town in the Siena province of central Tuscany. There are lots of places of interest and historical buildings to discover in the small historical center and Colle di Val d'Elsa is in a scenic location, so a visit is recommended.
Approaching the town you might disagree: Colle di Val d'Elsa is rather surrounded by less attractive housing, light industry and shopping areas, but the upper town is quite separate and is a lovely medieval village!
The city celebrates itself as the city of Arnolfo and the surrounding territory as Terre di Arnolfo - Arnolfo di Cambio is a celebrated 13th century sculptor and architect.
Historically Colle included three different villages: Piano - the newer part in the valley and Borgo di Santa Caterina and Castello di Piticciano on the ridge of the hill above. It is the oldest part, along the ridge of the hill, that is of interest to visitors.