In the heart of Tuscany, there is a place rich in history, art and traditions. It is Siena , one of the most popular, not only Tuscan but Italian, destinations with tourists.
A city full of nuances and treasures, with authentic charm and a unique atmosphere, mainly linked to the history of the contrade and the famous Palio di Siena, that can be felt in the city all year round. A university town with a beautiful medieval old town, boasting monuments such as Fonte Gaia, Piazza del Campo, Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta and the splendid Palazzo Pubblico with frescoes by the Siena painters Duccio di Buoninsegna and Simone Martini. Amongst the colours and coats of arms of the different contrade you can get lost in the shopping streets and secret green gardens among the ancient walls. Volterra, the famous setting for filming the Twilight saga, is a gem in which the traces of each era coexist. On the town streets there is the atmosphere of times long gone, especially in the shops that perpetuate ancient crafts such as the work in alabaster.
And finally San Gimignano , the famous hamlet of the beautiful towers declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will definitely have to taste Vernaccia, the white wine among the most prestigious in Italy, produced since 1200.
Visit San Gimignano, the charming town of towers
Attend the Palio di Siena, be there to see it live
Go shopping in the elegant boutiques on the Via di Città in Siena
Savour the sublime Sienese cuisine in a typical trattoria
Enjoy coffee and sweets in Piazza del Campo at the Nannini pastry shop
Take a cultural tour in San Gimignano with its museums and historical alleyways
Admire the ancient medieval floors of the Siena Cathedral
Spend a musical evening at the Chigiana Academy in the centre of Siena
Learn about Etruscan civilization at the Guarnacci Museum in Volterra
Visit the Alabaster Museum in Volterra