Siena, the city where I was born and raised, has one of the most beautiful historic centers of Italy, and because of that it has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site.
Lets discover together, with an authorized guide, what Siena has to offer you while walking through the old streets inside the city walls; learnig about the traditional medieval horse race, the Palio di Siena, and the meaning of the seventeen “contrade”; visiting the 12th century’s Duomo and the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo, the town square.
Come to visit Siena, an unique Tuscan tresure!
It is a splendid fortified town that appears on the summit of a hill built by the people of Siena during the Middle Ages to defend the ancient Republic against the attacks from Florence. It is undoubtedly the best conserved and most significant example of the “walled town” in the territory of Siena and of all Tuscany. Still now it is completely surrounded by strong walls with 14 quadrangular towers.
Located in the southern part of Siena, the Orcia Valley enjoys a splendid view of nature such as stretching hills covered with vegetation crisscrossed by rows of cypress trees linked to small towns of Medieval and Renaissance origin.
This harmony has brought the Val d’Orcia to be honourably recognized by Unesco World Heritage Site of Humanity in July 2004
Nestled in the hills of the Val d’Orcia, this splendid town is declared by UNESCO a world heritage site.
Its centre was completely redesigned by Pope Pius II in Renaissance times who planned to transform his birthplace into the first example of the “ideal city”.
You can smell and taste the “pecorino” everywhere in town. Pecorino is a well-known cheese made from sheep’s milk