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Siena

distance 5 km

Siena, located in tuscany’s heart and sorrunded by hills, is one of the most beautiful italian’s medieval cities. The famuos Piazza del Campo, shaped as a shell, and where the Palio is taken, is the cornerstone of the city. The Palio of Siena, one of the most relevant event in Siena during the year, is a horse run which occur the 2 of July and the 16 of August, and its origin go back up to the XVII century. Siena’s downtown has been named by the Unesco as World Heritage

Castelnuovo Berardenga

distance 14 km

The city was built in 1355 as a “New Castle” by Siena, because of its cardinal location. Nowdays only the tower in Piazza Petrilli remain from the original fortification, but also that changed its nature since 1755, when it was trasformed in a clockwork tower. Another attraction is Villa Chigi Saracini, built during the XIX century, sorrunded by a garden with an italian style and a park with an English one. This Villa was financed by the Count Guido Saracini, patron of the music and founder of Siena’s Accademia Musicale Chigiana. Above all what makes Castelnuovo Berardenga a tourist destination so charming are its sorroundings, full of villages, churches and villas. Between them must be surely mentioned San Gusmè, the Certosa di Pontignano, the Castello di Montalto and Villa Arceno.

Montalcino

distance 40 km

In the southern part of Siena it is possible to find an enchanted mediavale village, similar to one of a fairy tale, sorroundend by a mighty wall and overawed by an ancient castle, which was built with an extreme virtuosity. Montalcino is a marvellous historical city immersed in the landscape of Val d’Orcia’s Natural park, location famous all over the world for the production of Brunello di Montalcino. The village is nearly the same of the XVI century. We suggest our guest to reach the top of the town, where you can have a breath-taking sight.

San Galgano

distance 40 km

It is composed by a group of building which include the Eremo or Rotonda di Montesiepi and the ruins of the Abbazia di Cistercense of San Galgano. Its beauty come from its evocative character. The monastic building is famous all over the world for the church without roof. The abbey was built in 1218 by the cistercian monks, and its function was to host the pilgrims which streamed to the nearby Eremo di Montesiepi. In the Rotonda di Montesiepi you can find one example of the famous sword in the stone.

San Gimignano

distance 45 km

San Gimignano, a small stregthened town between Siena and Florence, is famous for its architecture and for its beautiful medieval towers wich contribute to create an unique skyline. During the most prosperous period of San Gimignano the families who inhabited the town built almost 72 tower as a symbol of their wellness and power. Nowdays only 14 are still upright. San Gimignano has been named World Heritage by the Unesco in 1990, and it is a jewel in the sienese’s territory. The town is also famous for its local products as the saffron and the wine called Vernaccia di San Gimignano.

Pienza

distance 50 km

Pienza is a small town in the south of Tuscany, at the center of the famous Val d’Orcia region. Pienza is located in a really strategic location, placed on a top of a hill, from which control all the Val d’Orcia with a breath-taking landscape. This fascinating village is mostly known as the reinassance’s ideal city, imagined by the humanist Enea Silvio Piccolomini, also known as Pope Pio II. The Cathedral, the Piccolomini’s palace, the town hall and the enchanting square were built in three years due to the project proposed by the Piccolomini.

Bagno Vignoni

distance 50 km

Bagno Vignoni is one of the most suggestive and in better conservation status village of the whole Tuscany. Located in the Val d’Orcia, enclosed by a postcard landscape, is known throughout the world for its spa, which were built during the roman period. Bagno Vignoni is an architectural unicum because the entire village is built around the pool spa. In this kind of structure the pool take on itself the role which usually is taken up by the most important square of the village.

Montepulciano

distance 55 km

Montepulciano is a medieval city of uncommon beauty. An unique village with elegant reinassance palaces, old churches, gorgeus square and small hidden places to discover. In this place you can have a magnificent sight of the Val d’Orcia and Val di Chiana. Montepulciano’s heart is Piazza Grande. It is also the stage of the city’s principal events, like the Bravio delle Botti (which occur every year in August). Spending an evening walking along the streets it’s the best way to discover the city, and at the same time to look forward the marvellous countryside, full of vineyards, where the Nobile di Montepulciano si produced.

Firenze

distance 75 km

The city of Florence with its museums, palaces and churches host some of the most important art treasures in the world. The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Battistero and the Uffizi’s Galleria are the most famous art places of the city. The Church of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce are real art gallery, as the Biblioteca Mediace Laurenziana is an extraordinary expression of Michelangelo’s genius. We suggest our guest to walk unitll they meet Arno river, take a look on Ponte Vecchio and pass over to Oltrarno, the newest Florence part.

Pisa

distance 130 km

Pisa is famous all over the world for its landing tower, also known as the Torre di Pisa, and for Piazza dei miracoli, cornerstone of the downtown, composed by the tower, the Cathedreal and the Baptistery. Along the outer limit of the square you wil find the Camposanto, the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo and the Museo delle Sinopie. It is impossible to miss a visit there.

Lucca

distance 150 km

Most part of Lucca’s tourist attractions mantain the signs of its ancient history: as the trace of the roman’s amphiteater which shape Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, as the archeological remains found under San Giovanni e Reparata’s church, built during the XII century. The walls enclosing the town are unusually preserved, and their function, nowday, are of pedestrian walking. Take a stroll and enjoy your visit there. Not to be missed a visit to San Martino’s Cathedral,famous for treasuring the ancient vestige “Il Volto di Santo Lucca”. Piazza di San Michele with the San Michele in Foro’s church, the San Frediano’s cathedral, the Torre dell’orologio and the Torre di Guingui are other attractions you can’t miss.

Isola d'Elba

The Isola d’Elba is the biggest island of tuscan arcipelago, and third in order of size in Italy. The entire arcipelago is part of the Parco Nazionale dell’Arcipelago Toscano, the largest Europe’s marine park. It is a tourist destination because of the clear sea and the gorgeous beaches. The island is known as a paradise for its landscapes, both terrestrial and marine. The Isola d’Elba is the ideal tourist destination for them who want some relax, and for the sport’s lovers. Snorkeling is an unique experience because of the sea bottom’s variety.

Isola del Giglio

The Isola del Giglio, located in the tuscan’s arcipelago, in front of Monte Argentario, is a treasure to find. For those who are keen of beautiful beaches, this place offers wonderful places. Giglio’s clear waters are full of animals, and are really attractive for snorkeler. Not only the sea bottom, but also its territory si fascinating. Almost still savage, get on adventure along the pedestrian walkings. At the top of the island you can have a marvellous sight. The island hosts a prosperous mediterrian flora, and the botanical species spotted by Sommier’s studies are almost 700, most of them uncommon and endemics.

L'Eroica

L’Eroica is a celebration of road cycling. It was born in 1997 in Siena’s province and its peculiarity is to remember past cycling (with paths almost made of gravel roads and with vintage style bykes). The run is usually taken the first sunday of october. Everyone can join the event, but only them who follow fixed rule (as for the bikes) are called the “Eroici”. The proposed path are four, of different lenghts. The start takes place in Gaiole in Chianti, and the road comes undone all along the Chianti zone, with precipitous latches.

Ecomaratona del Chianti

It’s one of the well-known “Ecomaratona” in Italy. This run usually unrolls in Siena’s province, a sorrounding unique in the world. The runner, most foreigner, during the race really appreciate the gravel roads, small farms and ancient villages.

The start and the arrival are both in Piazza Marconi in Castelnuovo Berardenga, and the distance to cover is 42,195 km. The run is taken on october, so the runners can take a look to the amazing autumnal colours. Being an “Eco" marathon, the path is sorrounded by the nature, with gravels road and cypress, typical of tuscan’s landscape.

Crete senesi

The Crete Senesi zone is located in south-eas part of Siena. It includes the districts of Asciano, Buonconvento, Monteroni d’Arbia, Rapolano Terme, San Giovanni d’Asso and Trequanda, all in Siena’s province. The name come from the mud, or clay, which is present in the soil, and charecterize with its color, almost grey-blue, all the landscape, which is similar to the lunar one.

Chianti

Chiant’s area, in Tuscany, is one of the most famous and more admired by the visitors from all over the world. Geographically speaking the border are not so clear, but are usually comprehended the province of Siena and Florence. The Chianti offers to its visitors several landscapes: soft and green hills, wide lands full of vineyards and olive groves, typical parish churches and farmhuouses. It is also well-known for being the place where is produced one of the best red wine in the word: the Chianti.

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