Those same landscapes that served as the scenery of the Grand Tours in the 19° century surround Siena. Ancient, suggestive towns lie here among tree-filled valleys, Crete with their calanques and biancane, rows of vineyards, and silver hills covered in olive trees.
Siena, a World Heritage Site with its Piazza del Campo, Torre del Mangia, and the Duomo is the uncontested capital of this land. History, art and centuries-old customs blend into the highest expression of Siena: the Palio.
The beauty of the Senese lands will impress you with its towns, hermitages, churches and always-changing landscapes, where the deep green of the woods becomes blinding white of clay. The rivers of the Val di Merse, the thermal baths of Rapolano, Petriolo and Monticiano, the Abbey of San Galgano in Chiusdino and of Monte Oliveto Maggiore in Asciano, the medieval burgs of Monteroni d’Arbia and Buonconvento, the archeological findings of Sovicille and Murlo: this is but a short list of all the marvels you will encounter in this territory molded by nature, history and tradition.