Arcetri is a district of Florence in the mountains south of the city center.
First mentioned in writing the place was 1083rd Galileo Galilei died in Arcetri on January 8, 1642.
There are a number of historic buildings, such as the house of Galileo Galilei ( called Villa il Gioiello ), the Convent of San Matteo and the Torre del Gallo. The Arcetri Observatory ( Osservatorio di Arcetri Astrofisico ) is also to be found there. The church of San Leonardo in Arcetri is the main church in the region.