Siena

 

Surrounded by olive groves and Chianti’s vineyards, on the top of three hillsborn Siena, one of the most beautiful cities in Tuscany.

Magnificent city of art, with characteristic alleys, districts and towers, artisan shops and palaces that make it an indispensable destination for Italians and foreign tourists.

The heart of the city is Piazza del Campo, famous all over the world for its particular shell shape, for the architectural beauties present, like the Cathedral and the hospital of Santa Maria dellaScala, but also for the traditional appointment with the most important event of Siena of the year, the renowned Palio of Siena, the historic horse race, that perform every year on July 2nd and August 16th.

With its natural and artistic beauties, few geographic areas around the world can boast of a landscape like the one that is located near Siena.

To the north, you can appreciate the richness of the Chianti’s landscape, with its vineyards and olive groves and the small villages in this area. To the south of Siena, the Arbia’s valley leads to the hilly town of Montalcino, the site of production of the famous wine Brunello. The Zone of the‘Crete’ offers its visitors the spectacle of a unique landscape, with its harsh rock formations.

Moving in the Siena’s lands and immersing in the atmosphere of these places is a magical adventure, a way between many landscapes, from the dense woods to ancient farms, from the clayey reliefs to beautiful trajectories.

There are many testimonies of medieval times along the Via Francigena the great pilgrimage route to Rome that crossed the Val D’Elsa, the city of Siena and the Val d’Orcia. And along these campaigns you can admire suggestive abbeys like that of Sant’Antimo, Romanesque churches and characteristic villages such as San Quirico d’Orcia or San Gimignano, that still retain their original appearance.