DURING YOUR STAY, EXPLORE TUSCANY!
Located in the Val d’Orcia, about 55 km south of Siena, Pienza is as picturesque as it is peaceful. It has been used as a location for many films such as “Romeo and Juliet” and “The English Patient”. In addition to its charm, the city will pleasantly surprise you thanks to its quality cheeses, made with sheep’s milk, and its extraordinary architecture. Pienza is in fact an excellent example of successful urban revival, where the inhabitants live in harmony with their environment.
Montepulciano is located about 60 km south of Siena, near Chiusi and Lake Trasimeno. It is an Etruscan city that became an independent municipality in the 14th century. In the Middle Ages it enjoyed the privilege of being between Siena and Florence. Today it is known as a treasure of Renaissance architecture, for its magnificent houses built by the Florentines in the 16th century, for its elegant churches and of course for its delicious wine.
LA VAL D'ORCIA
The Val d’Orcia is located in Tuscany and extends from the south of Siena to Monte Amiata. This valley is an example of a classic Tuscan landscape, with endless hills, cypresses, vineyards, wheat fields and numerous streams. The geographical history of this region began almost 5 million years ago, when the retreating sea left behind sand and clay deposits that created the landscape. Here you can discover many local and quality products, such as oil, wine, cheese, saffron and honey.
A delightful village perched between the Val d’Orcia and the Valdichiana, famous because it preserves some of the most beautiful Etruscan tombs in Tuscany and for the traditional Saracen joust held each year. This village has been inhabited since ancient times, as evidenced by the numerous finds kept in the Etruscan Museum, and also by the splendid 10th century Castle, churches and palaces, all surrounded by a breathtaking landscape.
CASTIGLIONE DEL LAGO
Castiglione dal lago is a town situated on the western shore of Lake Trasimeno, it’s a lovely place to visit. A medieval town dating back to the 6th century B.C, it’s well preserved and the centre is intact.
It is a cosy town with a pedestrian area full of restaurants and shops.
The city of Cortona is home to some of the greatest Renaissance architects such as Francesco di Giorgio Martini and Cristofanello; as well as masters of the Sienese School of painting such as Beato Angelico. It is located 600 m above sea level in the south-east of Tuscany. You can park your car outside the city walls and walk to the historic centre through its narrow, steep streets.
Chianciano Terme is located about 60 km from Siena, near Lake Trasimeno. The city is particularly famous for its spas, which led to the opening of a large number of hotels, there are almost more than in Florence! The climate is mild and pleasant and allows you to visit nearby cities such as Montepulciano, Orvieto, Pienza, Lake Trasimeno, etc. The city is surrounded by oak, beech and chestnut trees and even has parks and green gardens in its centre.