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4 tourist attractions to see in Siena and its surrounding areas

Tuscany is a region rich in tourist attractions: beautiful landscapes, exceptional wines, medieval villages.

The historical center of Siena

During your stay in Tuscany, take the time to enjoy the special medieval atmosphere of Siena.

Walk through the narrow streets of the historic centre, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and lose yourself in the shops offering delicious specialities, the restaurants and wine bars.

The city is famous for the Palio di Siena, an equestrian competition between the districts, with medieval origins.

The Abbey of San Galgano

The Abbey of San Galgano is located 30 km from Siena. It consists of two buildings: the «Rotonda di Montesiepi» and the great Abbey, now reduced only to its walls.

Within the Rotunda, we find the famous sword planted in stone. Legend has it that after a disorderly youth, Galgano withdrew into a reclusive life of a hermit. On Christmas day in 1180, the Saint planted his sword in the ground, which is now a major tourist attraction.

The Duomo of San Gimignano

San Gimignano is a charming town with its medieval towers rising high in the sky.

Among the many architectural treasures, a visit to the Duomo di San Gimignano is a must. The fresco that covers the walls of the structure has never been restored over the centuries. The colours are the original ones, painted in the 14th century, and their liveliness and their brilliance will leave you in wonder.

La Rocca di Montalcino

Montalcino is a charming medieval village, almost magical, surrounded by walls and dominated by the imposing Rocca, a fortress built in 1361.

Today, the fortress is ideal for concerts, festivals and events, such as the famous Jazz & Wine Festival, where the pleasure of listening to jazz music is combined with good wines, especially the Brunello, the typical wine of Montalcino, and among the most popular in the world.