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.