Costanza RiccardiGuided tours in Siena and the main walled towns rich in traditions around Siena, such as San Gimignano, Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino.
Siena was a very remarkable City-State in the Middle Ages, most of its important monuments were built between the XIII and the XIV century, today we can still admire these artistic and architectural wonders and much more. There are so many hidden spots within the city walls where past and present blend together. They are off the tourists’ beaten paths and can be discovered at your own pace, without being hurried by the tour leader that wants you to be on time for the next stop to make with the big bus.
Near Siena there are unique gems such as San Gimignano, Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino, all of them are worth a specific visit. In the Chianti area we find little hamlets, imposing castles and hill-top towns like Radda in Chianti and Castellina in Chianti.
Let’s take a stroll along their narrow streets and medieval passageways, learning about their past and their present, to better understand the local lifestyle and participate in it.
Siena developed during the Middle Ages and reached its peak between the XIII and the first half of the XIV century. Its main monuments and works of art witness this glorious past. read more
In the main square, Piazza del Campo, we find the Town Hall, the biggest Gothic palace in Italy. The building houses the civic museum, where you can enjoy the world-famous frescoes of the Buon Governo... read more
Narrow alleys, hidden fountains, green valleys and gardens in the middle of the city, fossilized shells on the stones of the Cathedral floor, all of them have something to tell a curious visitor. read more
You may have heard of the Palio horse race, without doubt the most famous one in the world, run in the main square, piazza del Campo. read more
San Gimignano, one of the best preserved medieval towns in all Italy, awaits the visitors eager to climb one of its famous towers, visit one of the many interesting museums. read more
Named after the Pope Pius II, Pienza is the first example of city planning in the early Renaissance, thanks to the efforts of an architect from Florence entrusted with this work directly by the Pope. read more
Perched on a hill, Montepulciano overlooks the beautiful Chiana valley and the Trasimeno lake. Strolling along its winding streets, we can be nicely overwhelmed by the many 1500’s palaces... read more
Above you find some examples. I can provide itineraries tailored on specific request, to satisfy your needs and curiosity and let you choose with a lot of flexibility, you are on vacation, after all!
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