Itineraries

Tuscany is certainly one of the most beautiful regions of Italy. Thanks to the unforgettable landscapes, excellent wine and typical food, it is visited every year by millions of people from all over the world. Siena, thanks to its villages, landscapes and hills, is certainly one the most fascinating  Tuscan cities.
Since there are so many things to see and do, we decided to create this section of itineraries to give suggestions and ideas to get the best out of your holidays.

Pienza


Pienza (about 17 km away from “Il Giuncheto”) is a small village in the province of Siena, located in the famous Val D’Orcia, between soft and poetic hills and breathtaking views, defined a “small jewel”, perfect example of architecture and urban planning Renaissance brought to completion, declared in 1995 by UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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Montepulciano


Montepulciano (about 22 km away from “Il Giuncheto”) is a  charming medieval village of rare beauty and elegant Renaissance palaces, ancient churches, beautiful squares and small hidden corners. Montepulciano is located on a hill from which you can admire a fabulous view, wonderful and boundless on the Val D’Orcia and the Val di Chiana, with views of olive groves, vineyards and cypresses that make it unique.


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Siena


You can’t visit Tuscany without visiting Siena (about 55 km away from “Il Giuncheto”), you can start your trip by visiting Piazza del Campo, the most famous shell of the world on which overlook the Town Hall and the Torre del Mangia of 102 meters, from where you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the city


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Crete Senesi


The municipalities of Asciano, Buonconvento, Monteroni d’Arbia, Rapolano (about 28 km), San Giovanni D’asso constitute the Crete Senesi: they are one of the most significant examples through which you can know the world of sharecropping, consisting of farms, countries, farm houses.


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Cortona


Visiting Cortona (about 40 km) doesn’t mean “only” going into churches or museums, but also walking through the steep streets of the village breathing the smell of wood-burning in fireplaces used ,even today, to warm up and to cook.

Set of the film “Under the Sun of Tuscany” of 2003, produced by Walt Disney starring Diane Lane, based on the book of the same name, of the writer Frances Mayes who spends most of the year in Cortona.


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Orvieto


When visitors sees Orvieto (about 90 km) for the first time, they are dumbfounded. This enchanting Umbrian town of Etruscan origin sets on a tuff cliff.

The city, with its dominant position across the valley that extends between Lazio and Tuscany, is a surprising discovery for its artistic and landscape beauties.


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Perugia


Perugia (about 74 km), a city of gourmands and artists, is on the one hand a delightful medieval old town and on the other hand is a place of culture par excellence, as home of the University of Studies, founded in 1308, and the University for Foreigners.


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Assisi


The paths of the Valtiberina were also the paths of St. Francis of Assisi that took them many times to reach La Verna, the most important Franciscan convent after that one of Assisi. On his own initiative or in his memory stood convents, monasteries and hermitages scattered in this corner of Tuscany, which still today welcome pilgrims and people from all over the world in search of spirituality.

The center of this religious itinerary is certainly Assisi (about 100 km).


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Siena Francigena


For travelers around the world these places represent not only a symbol of the Tuscan landscape, but even the synthesis of the beauty, of the quiet, of the Italian lifestyle. It is possible to walk through these places, and with them the entire territory of Siena, along an ancient itinerary routed by merchants and pilgrims to join Italy to Europe: the Via Francigena.


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