The capital city of the province, Siena, for example, counts to the nicest towns of the country. Numerous churches and magnificent palaces, the gigantic place "Piazza del Campo" which is formed in the form of a shell, the city hall built of red brick, the Gothic cathedral Santa Maria …Because of this Siena is called also the „pearl of the Middle Ages“. The nice city of art is known also because of the strange names of the town quarters and the horse runnings, called "Il Palio", which take place on the marketplace of the town. The province Siena with our well-chosen hotels is probably one of the most amusing areas in Tuscany, not only because of the hills of the Chianti, which are the native country of the famous wine. Old villages, thick vineyards and numerous inns, which take vacationers on a pleasure trip of specialities, stamp this area. Wine lovers have to go to Montepulciano, the famous wine place with gigantic vineyards. The historical town also offers marvellous Renaissance palaces, nice cathedrals and traditional events, like the festival Bravio delle Botti in which big, heavy wine casks are rolled up the mountain. Who likes it a little more historically significant, should come to San Gimignano. The medieval town is surrounded by a fortress wall and accommodates picturesque lanes, historical constructions, fresco-decorated churches and 14 gender towers, which are the landmark of the town. In the midst of the Val d'Orcia there is the municipality of Pienza whose unique scenery was explained to the Unesco world cultural heritage. Here you can undertake great wanderings, visit marvellous ruined castles and inviting thermal places, as for example Bagno Vignoni. No other region can offer so much like Siena, because the amusing province is represented immediately four times in the list of the world heritage Unesco.
Die Provinz Siena is ideal for:
- Naturliebhaber: faszinierenden Landschaft des UNESCO Weltnaturerbe
- Kulturfreunde: Geschichtsträchtige Städte und mittelalterliche Dörfer
- Gourmets und Feinschmecker