Take a day away from the caos of Rome and go visit Siena, which is likely Italy's loveliest medieval city, well known for the famous Palio run here, a horse race run around the piazza two times every summer. Not far, you can discover the walled city of Monteriggioni that represents one of the most important walled castles in the territory ... More info ›
Take a day away from the caos of Rome and go visit Siena, which is likely Italy's loveliest medieval city, well known for the famous Palio run here, a horse race run around the piazza two times every summer. Not far, you can discover the walled city of Monteriggioni that represents one of the most important walled castles in the territory. It has incredibly preserved an intact structure as if time had never passed on the hill from which it elegantly dominates the surrounding landscape.
Do not forget you are in Tuscany, that means you can fill your excursion up, sampling some delicatessen, tasting some Tuscan wines and local delicacies. You will travel in an air-conditioned comfortable Mercedes sedan or minivan and a private tour can ensures you a intimate experience.
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Stop At: Monteriggioni, Monteriggioni, Tuscany
After spending time in Siena, then you will meet your driver again and go to another special place of Tuscany: Monteriggioni. This city is one of the most impressive walled Medieval towns in Tuscany. It’s the typical fortified village that started its life as a castle, perfectly rounded to suit the hill on which it has stood since the beginning of 1200. Today its mighty towers can still be seen for miles. Towers that once impressed Dante Alighieri so much that in his Divine Comedy he compared them to “horrific giants”.This was a good spot on the Via Francigena from which to control the disputed border territory between Florence and Siena.Today Monteriggioni hasn’t lost a shred of its Medieval character. Its tightly woven cobbled streets haven’t seen much change over the passing centuries, and its city walls are still intact. You can even take a short walk along them thanks to the recently added walkway . Afterwards, you board in the minivan and go back to Rome.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Siena Cathedral, Siena, Tuscany
The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation's most visited tourist attractions. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year. Once in Siena you can explore the town on your own, and perhaps is good idea to start from the hear of Siena: Piazza del Campo. It’s a huge square and is also considered one of Europe’s greatest medieval squares. You can enjoy it while sipping a coffee in one of the several quaint bars located there. At the square you can see the Torre del Mangia, which is the most recognizable landmark in town. To reach the top of the tower you have to climb 400 steps, but the views of the town and surrounding countryside are simply terrific.
For sure, you cannot miss to visit the Duomo of Siena, one of the most beautiful churces of Italy. It is a Gothic building filled with many treasures. There is not enough words to admit it, explorig Siena, will be an unforgettable experience.
Duration: 2 hours