Siena – Monteriggioni – San Gimignano

Siena is a remarkable medieval town in the Chianti region that will enchant you with its magical atmosphere. Situated at over 1,000 feet above sea level in the heart of Tuscany, this town is built on three hills. Siena remains intact with its medieval appearance characterized by narrow winding streets and noble buildings. Siena's artistic glories are largely Gothic, contrasted by Florence’s renaissance treasures. A great example is Siena’s Cathedral, with a magnificent facade of white, green and red polychrome marble. From the Cathedral, you can easily walk to Piazza del Campo which is one of the most beautiful medieval squares in Italy. Twice a year (on 2 July and 16 August) Siena celebrates the "Palio" a wild horse race, a medieval exhibition which survived through the sheer tenacity of Sienese traditionalism. Museums, Curches, Abbey and Castels can be visited where you can admire artistic works of the most famous artist of Siena such as Duccio di Boninsegna, Jacopo della Quercia, Nicola Pisano, Sodoma and many others.

Our tour continues on to Monteriggioni where you can enter the most perfectly walled medieval stronghold in its time. First raised in 1203 as a forward defensive position against Florence, the walls and towers today are a magnificent example of such a fortified bastion in Tuscany.

From here we reach San Gimignano. This stunning town marked by 17 soaring towers, a testimony to the rich past and feudal wars of this area. Stroll the ancient streets and admire the breathtaking Tuscan countryside and while you're at it, this is the perfect place for authentic gelato. This day trip to the most fabulous testaments of Tuscany's medieval history will take you back in time to a place where you can leave your modern worries behind and immerse yourself in the beauty and charm of Tuscany.

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