Located in central-southern Tuscany, the province of Siena extends into the most famous and fascinating areas of Tuscany, such as the southern hills of Chianti, Val d’Elsa and Val di Merse, Val d’Arbia, Val di Chiana and Siena the Val d’Orcia, up to the slopes of Monte Amiata.
Siena is a magnificent city of art with characteristic alleys, districts and towers, craft shops and places that make it a must-see destination for Italian and foreign tourists. Moving in the Terre di Siena and immersing yourself in the atmosphere of these places is a magical adventure, a journey through multiple landscapes, from thick woods to ancient farms and typical restaurants where you can eat local specialities of Tuscan quality.
The territory also preserves numerous testimonies of the medieval period that arose along the Via Francigena, the great path of pilgrimage to Rome that crossed the Val d’Elsa, the city of Siena and the Val d’Orcia, also along these campaigns you can admire suggestive abbeys like that of Sant’Antimo, Romanesque parish churches and characteristic villages such as San Quiricod’Orcia or San Gimignano, which still retain their original appearance.
Chianti, home of the famous wine, is also an enchanting piece of Tuscany that hosts hilltop villages such as Castellina and dense vineyards such as those of Radda in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti and Castelnuovo Berardenga or delicious food and wine tours.
The Val d’Elsa is also very evocative with the characteristic centres of Colle di Val d’Elsa, Poggibonsi and San Gimignano which contains a priceless artistic heritage. The greenest area of the territory is Val di Merse, it presents solitary places but of great charm as the ruins of the Abbey of San Galgano, dating back to the century. XIII. Also, the Val di Chiana offers emotions and thermal well-being in very famous places of a centuries-old tradition, such as Chianciano Terme, Montepulciano, and San Casciano Dei Bagni.
Hills, the famous Tuscan cypresses, the river, olive groves, and vineyards: this is the landscape offered by the Val d’Orcia and protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Here rise magnificent centres including Pienza, San Quirico, Montalcino, and Castiglione, while to the west the horizon is closed by Monte Amiata and the solitary Rocca di Radicofani.