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General tips

It can get hot and crowded in popular places in summer. Try to plan your city visits early in the morning or in the evening. Restaurants are usually closed from 2 - 7 pm.

Hillside Towns

Hillside Towns

Siena is famous for its charming, medieval hillside towns. A few to put on your radar: SAN GIMIGNANO A captivating medieval town renowned for its iconic skyline adorned with ancient stone towers. Its well-preserved architecture, charming cobblestone streets, and panoramic views make it a timeless destination, offering visitors a journey back to the enchanting days of medieval Italy. MONTEPULCIANO (20 min.) Famous for its fine wines, Montepulciano was originally an Etruscan fortress and is one of the highest towns in Tuscany. Visit the historic medieval wine cellar "De'Ricci" constructed in 1150 for a wine tasting (you need a reservation). MONTALCINO (28 min.) The hometown of Brunello, the famous red wine. Montalcino is also an exceptionally beautiful historic city. MONTEFOLLONICO (14 min.) Beautiful village with good restaurants and a nice view from its hilltop church "Chiesa di San Leonardo".

Thermal Baths

Thermal Baths

ANTICHE TERME ROMANE LIBERE (19 min.) Natural Roman thermal baths in the charming town "Bagno Vignoni.” Swim in the warm pools for free, or pay entry at "Hotel Posta Marcucci" and use their luxurious thermal pools and bar service. FOSSO BIANCO (IN BAGNI SAN FILIPPO) 28 min. Warm thermal bathing water in sparkling white rock baths set in a forest.

Siena

Siena

Siena, Tuscany 53100, Italy

Today's Siena is very much the same as it would have appeared back in 1300, and the preservation of its unique medieval architecture is one of the main reasons to visit such a magnificent city. You can still see the decorated iron rings everywhere on the house walls which were used to hold torches and to tie up horses. PIAZZA DEL CAMPO - one of the most beautiful squares in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the view from the balcony of the Bar "SAN PAOLO." TORRE DEL MANGIA - dominates the Piazza del Campo and is one of the most famous in Tuscany and at 102 meters the third tallest historic tower in Italy. SIENA CATHEDRAL - one of the most important and magnificent Romanesque-Gothic churches in Italy. PALAZZO SALIMBENI - oldest bank in the world and still in service. FORTEZZA MEDICEA - city fortress. PINACOTECA NAZIONALE - the most important collection of paintings from the Sienese school in the world, housed inside Palazzo Buonsignori and Palazzo Brigidi.

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