PLACES and EVENTS
Siena, city in Tuscany, central Italy, stands out for its medieval brick buildings. Piazza del Campo, the central square with a characteristic fan shape, is home to the Palazzo Pubblico (the Gothic-style town hall) and the Torre del Mangia, a slender 14th-century tower from whose white battlements you can enjoy a wonderful view. The seventeen historic districts (contrade) extend all around the square.
Montalcino is an Italian town of 5 920 inhabitants in the province of Siena in Tuscany. It is a place known for the production of Brunello wine, among the best in the world.
Montepulciano is a medieval town in the hills of Tuscany, in Italy. Surrounded by vineyards, it is known for its red Nobile wine. The Pulcinella Tower is a clock tower surmounted by Pulcinella, one of the figures of the commedia dell’arte. Piazza Grande houses the Palazzo Comunale of the fourteenth century, with a tower that offers a view of the surrounding countryside, and the Duomo, which exhibits a huge triptych on the altar.
Pienza is an Italian town of 2 091 inhabitants in the province of Siena in Tuscany. It is probably the most renowned and most important artistic center of the whole Val d’Orcia. It is not very far from the Cassia national road and the other two important centers of the valley, San Quirico d’Orcia and Castiglione d’Orcia. The historic center was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Pienza is particularly famous for its pecorino cheese.
NATURAL AND CULTURAL PARK OF VAL D’ORCIA
A valley of cultural and natural heritage, in the middle of the Tuscan hill landscape with Renaissance sites and renovated vineyards.