Siena

Surrounded by the olive trees and the vineyards of the Chianti region, Siena is one of Tuscany's most beautiful towns. Built on the top of three hills, the town is crossed by wide avenues and narrow alleys that lead to its heart, the Piazza del Campo, and to all the other buildings of cultural significance, like the Duomo and the Spedale di Santa Maria della Scala.

Few geographical areas in the world can boast a natural setting like the one that characterises Siena's environs.

In the north, one can appreciate the richness of the Chianti landscape, with its vineyards, olive groves and small hamlets like San Gimignano and Monteriggioni, with their city walls, the winding roads that embrace them and the breathtaking view they offer.

South of Siena, the Arbia valley leads to the hilly town of Montalcino, where the world-renowned Brunello wine is produced. Le Crete and their steep, rough rocky formations offer the onlooker a striking view.

Famous for its Palio, the historical horse race held each year on 2nd July and 16th August, Siena is also the seat of one of Europe's most ancient universities. Besides the bustling everyday life that animates its roads and squares, Siena also offers numerous cultural events, concerts, cinemas, theatres and sports activities.