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Siena

SienaSiena is one of the most prominent city of art, which is well-known all over the world. The original medieval fabric has been preserved for years, with its long districts of ancien houses and tortuous roads. Siena is a cultural centre of the greatest importance because of its several universities (Chigiana Academy of music). In addition to the tourism, the most significant activities are linked to the agricolture, which is quite developed in wine and oil growing and animal farming.

Events

Palio is the most important event for the whole city. It is an old horse race that takes place twice a year (16/07-2/08) in Piazza del Campo, the main square of Siena.

40 minutes far away

 

Perugia

PerugiaPerugia is an Umbrian town, typical and curious for its “tentacled” plan. It’s composed of five districts; the centre is full of monuments and famous for many universities (University for Foreigners and University of the Fine Arts). Perugia is also an agricultural and industrial centre, well-known for food- processing industries and textiles.

1 hour far away

Montepulciano

Montepulciano

Pretty little town, it is situated between the Val d'Orcia and Val di Chiana. Montepulciano is characteristic for its urban assets: small arches surmount tortuous roads on different levels. This village had a great art flowering in the Sixth century with Poliziano, which has been the most known artist.

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Monte Oliveto

Monte OlivetoThe Abbey of Monte Oliveto has been founded in the early Fourteenth century by a hermit, a Sienesi son of nobles who gave up all his privileges to withdraw to the isolated hills of the Crete together with two of his friends.The Abbey is near the village of Asciano and has a valuable art collection and typical products as the liquor of the monks, honeys, tisanes, oil and wine.

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San Galgano

San GalganoThe remains of San Galgano’s Abbey are situated at the foot of the Montesiepi hill, in the south-western of the Sienese province. It’s the main Gothic Cistercian architecture in the Central Italy. Fascinating is the sword jabbed into the rock by a knight called Galgano as a symbol of his renunciation to wordly things and vow of ascetism.
1 hour and a half far away


1 hour and a half far away


San QuiricoSan Quirico

San Quirico is a fortified town situated along the Cassia way. It’s 15th- century outer walls are nearly undamaged and they are rimmed by 14 little towers, in which you can find a 13th-century collegiate church. Near the walls there are Horti Leonini, a public park.

40 minutes far away

 

Gaiole in ChiantiGaiole in Chianti

Little town immersed in the Chianti area and specialized in wine production and tourism, Gaiole is surrouded by green hillocks under cultivation. The main attraction is the Brolio Castle, built by the Florentines after 1484 . It’s the first example of fortalice with a rampart in Tuscany.

1 hour and a half far away

 

Terme

TermeSiena is a land of health-giving waters. On the extreme eastern spur of the Province the fluids from the nearby clay hills blend with the echoes of the nearby Chiana Valley in the sulphur waters of Rapolano, admidst glowing white travertine stone. To the south, the springs of Bagno Vignoni and right where the lands of Siena descend into the Maremma, the ancient Petriolo Spa. In the middle of Chiana Valley there are the well-known Chianciano Spa.



 

Colle Val D’Elsa Colle Val D’Elsa

Colle Val D’Elsa has been erected on three different levels and it’s famous today for crystal production. The historical centre is composed both of medieval and renaissance architectures such as the Castle and the Pretorio Palace.

 

Monteriggioni

MonteriggioniMonteriggioni is a nice small village situated on a hillock. It was erected in 1203 by the Sieneses as a post against the Florentines. The outer walls have been built during the 13th century and they are 570 metres long with fourteen quadrilateral towers. The parish church is on Roman-Gothic style.


1 hour far away

 

PienzaPienza

The story of Pienza began in the 15th-century, when a noble Sienese man, become Pope under the name of Pious II, decided to come back to his home town, Corsignano. He remained deeply striken by the state of degradation and abandon which characterized Corsignano by that time, so he decided to renovate and arrange the village, erecting the cathedral, the Piccolomini Palace, the Square, the Borgia Palace and Town Palace, which remain the most important buildings of the whole village.Pious II also renamed the ancient hamlet of Corsignano, Pienza.


 

Specialties

Specialties
Tuscan food is based on local rustic tradition: the ribollita (cooked bread with vegetables), the pici (big spaghetti), pork salted meat of any kind, hard cheese made from ewe’s milk, pore mushrooms and truffles, honey and cakes( panforte, cavallucci, ricciarelli), oils and wines ( Brunello and Rosso of Montalcino, Nobile and Rosso of Montepulciano, Chianti, Vernaccia of San Gimignano).





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