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 SIENA is a magnificent city that has retained its Medieval atmosphere and boasts an impressive Duomo, alongside the breathtaking Piazza del Campo, overlooked by the Torre del Mangia.  Drive to VOLTERRA that stands a the top of a hill.       The towers of  SAN GIMIGNANO, are unique as well as its historic centre.     The film Tea with Musolini ends here. Do enjoy its famous white wine, Vernaccia.

When planning  stay, at least one day must go to SIENA plus another day to tour the Chianti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NEARBY SMALL VILLAGES & CASTLES

Nearby  you can explore  a plethora of small villages, churches, wineries and mediaeval castles.

In a few minutes you will find villages like Montebenichi,  Il Castello di Modanella, the fortified borgo of  Lucignano, and the Benedictine Abbey of Monte Olivetto Maggiore.  

To see all these medieval jewels you need a stay of 4 to 6 days

 

 


ASSISI - CORTONA

Assisi is linked to the life of St Francis and has an outstanding Basilica, covered by frescoes, and many churches in the Village. Cortona is an old etruscan walled village, at the top of a high hill and with outstanding views to the Trasimeno lake


IL CHIANTI

 IL CHIANTI is a series of rolling hills, embellished by vignards , castles and well-preserved villages.   Old traditional wineries can be visited for wine-tasting the clasical Chianti Classico or even better the Chainti Riserva.

From Laticastelli you go to the village of San Gusme, then to the  CASTELLO DI BROLIO  home of  the Ricasoli family and  owners of one of the largest wineries of Italy. You can lunch at Volpaia o Radda in Chianti and return by Siena or San Gimignano to enjoy its famous white wine, Vernaccia.

When planning a stay, at least one day must go to SIENA plus another day to tour the Chianti


VAL D ORCIA - MONTEPULCIANO and MONTALCINO

MONTEPULCIANO is  large walled village with old wineries, PIENZA  is a beautifull renacent small city . Both have wonderfuyll views to the countryside of the  VAL d ORCIA. This trip has is probably the nicest roads and villages in Tuscany, and the land of the superb wine Brunello.

The outstanding  ABAZZIA DE MONTE OLIVETO is golden end of a day of joy.