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Siena

Siena is one of the best preserved medieval towns of Tuscany, with its cathedral, a masterpiece of the Gothic Art, and the Piazza del Campo, one of the most impressive square in the world. A walk through the streets and districts, to discover the city of the Palio.

 

Pienza and the Val d'Orcia

Pienza, the "ideal city", founded by Pope Pius II who gave it the name. The Val d'Orcia with its medieval villages and unmistakable landscapes is the result of the union between man and nature, UNESCO World Heritage since 2004.

 

The city of Brunello, Montalcino

Last bastion of the Republic of Siena, Montalcino is now the city of wine par excellence with the Brunello, famous throughout the world.

 

 

Montepulciano and the land of the Etruscans

Montepulciano is considered the "pearl of the Renaissance", land of artists, architects and poets, famous also for the wine Nobile. The Etruscan cities are the origins of our civilization: Chiusi, Sarteano, Chianciano and Cetona.

 

San Gimignano and the Chianti

San Gimignano, "the city of beautiful towers”, also known as “The Manhattan of Middle Ages”, is famous today for its Vernaccia wine and saffron production. Chianti is a borderland between Siena and Florence famous for its castles and the fine wine that bears its name.

 

Trekkink and landscapes

There are plenty of walking routes to discover landscapes, small villages and roads, in one of the most beautiful places in Tuscany. You can walk in the Val d'Orcia all seasons of the year, searching for the most appropriate route for difficulty and interest.

 

Our proposals for visiting Siena

 

Beautiful Siena, CLASSIC TOUR OF THE CITY

Guided tour to visit Siena, the city of Palio, discovering its Roman origins, its ancient medieval traditions and its important role like artistic and cultural center for the Modern Age. From Piazza del Campo with its wraparound shape that welcomes and invites visitors to keep in memory the experience of a journey through time, the route will continue to the Cathedral, along the main streets intersecting the axis of the ancient Via Francigena, concluding the tour at the Basilica of San Domenico, where are the relics of St. Catherine.

 

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Siena through San Bernardino and Santa Caterina

A tour inside the city through the landmarks of the life of two saints who started their spiritual journey to Siena. We will visit the Basilica of San Domenico with the relics of St. Catherine and the district Fontebranda where she was born. The walk will continue to the Cathedral through the steps of baptistery, recalling the devotion to Saint Catherine who died in 1380. In the same year San Bernardino was born in Massa Marittima. From the Cathedral we go down to the Piazza del Campo, where Bernardino loved preaching, and finally we will visit the Basilica of San Francesco.

 

 

Siena novel, the neo-Gothic town

The route over a story little known through the streets of the historic center of Siena, in search of its neo-Gothic buildings: palaces and churches rebuilt in the second half of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, on the model of the fundamental components of 'Sienese Gothic '. Walking along Via Banchi di Sotto (main street of the city), visit the church of San Francesco, Piazza del Campo, Salicotto district (Jewish quarter), Piazza del Mercato, Piazza Indipendenza and the church of San Domenico.