The Surroundings

Tuscany is famous all over the world for its monuments and works of art as well as for its historical and  cultural heritage and stunning landscapes.

The cities of Florence, Siena and Pisa are known and renowned around the world, but even smaller towns like San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Certaldo, Volterra, and  many  small medieval villages in the Chianti area are of high historical interest, tiny and precious jewels to visit and enjoy.



The part of Chianti region located between Florence and Siena  is one of the most popular areas in the world for its wine and olive oil production.... more »


San Gimignano


Declared by UNESCO to be part of the World's Architectural Heritage, San Gimignano is a beautiful  medieval city. Strategic and wealthy during the Middle Ages thanks to the "Via Francigena... more »




Same as San Gimignano, Siena has been declared by UNESCO to be part of the World's Architectural Heritage. Surrounded by beautiful medieval palaces the Piazza del Campo... more »




The cradle of the Renaissance and Italian art needs no introduction. Many museums of Florence like the Uffizi or the Museo dell’Opera have worldwide significance.... more »




Famous all over the world as “the City of Alabaster”, Volterra fascinates visitors with its unique and suggestive atmosphere.
Its Etruscan origins still have significant evidence... more »




A small village built by the Sienese in 1200 to control the Via Francigena, Monteriggioni is located on top of a hill. From this strategic location Siena could also control its historical... more »