Tourist guide of Siena

Tourist guide of Siena

Siena Siena is one of the loveliest medieval hilltown of Tuscany and will certainly be one of your favorite cities of Your tour in Italy This amaising place is located over three hills with his main square – huge piazza del Campo, where the Roman forum used to be. Piazza del Campo is very unique with its shell shape, its bricks pavement and for all of palace facing on it. If you stay at the center of the square, you feel like you are in the center of the world. In the centar of square, you can see the Fonte Gaia, the largest fountain of the city originally decorated with sculptures by Jacopo della Quercia. The fountain is a copy made in marble of Carrara marble, while the original Fonte Gaia ha been restored and is visible within the museum complex of Santa Maria della Scala. In the square,also, is dominated by the red Palazzo Pubblico and its tower, Torre del Mangia.  The civic palace, built around 1300, still houses the city’s municipal offices much like Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.If you’re still full of energy, a climb up of Torre with over 500 steps, will reward you with a wonderful view of Siena and its surroundings. Il Campo, known worldwide for the famous Palio run here, a horse race run around the piazza two times every year on July 2 and August 16 . In the Palio “contrade”( areas in which the city is divided), challenge in other in a passionate horse race in the heart of the city. Sometimes, there were about 59 “Contrade”; now only 17 remain, 10 of which take...
Tourist guide of San Gimignano

Tourist guide of San Gimignano

San Gimignano San Gimignano is a ancient city, populated since the Etrurian period. Still from the Middle Age, it reached all its beauty and glory because of its strategic position that made San Gimignano an important place for business. San Gimignano is a ancient city, populated since the Etrurian period. Still from the Middle Age, it reached all its beauty and glory because of its strategic position that made San Gimignano an important place for business. Between the XII and the XIII century, aristocrats of the city have built big towers like a sign their richness.It is also the trademark of the city, a lot of towers rising up above the town. Definitely unique! In the Middle Ages there was 72 towers, but with time there are only 13. Torri Gemelle degli Ardinghelli, Torre Grossa, Rognosa, Torre del Diavolo are some of the towers that you still have the chance to visit. Today San Gimignano is an historic city of 7 thousand inhabitants, situated at 320 meters above sea level. It is a UNESCO town, and every year is visited by a large number of tourists fascinated by its monuments, history and his beauty. Our tour in the city can start from its main square and most beautiful, Piazza della Cisterna is surrounded by houses and medieval towers and that was ideally at the intersection of the Via Francigena and the one that linked Pisa to Siena. Along with the nearby Piazza del Duomo, it was the true heart of the city and the place where in the past the public life and the market. The square in the shape of inverted triangle is entirely paved with...
Tourist guide of Pisa

Tourist guide of Pisa

Pisa Pisa is known worldwide mostly for the square of miracles and its Leaning Tower, and will, therefore, our city tour will start here. The Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square), is called also Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles). The poet Gabriele D’Annunzio called it “Meadow of Miracles”, because of the beauty monuments which stand out on the surrounding green garden. The Square lies at a northern area of the city, and, not inside the walls nor in the old town. The Duomo was the first monument to be built, then is was construction of the Baptistery and last the Leaning Tower. Leaning Tower is the symbol of the city,and definitely,one of the most famous monuments in the world. The construction of the monument began in 1173 by architect Gherardo di Gherardo. In that time, rich people have visited and climbed to the Tower,and for this reason, the building material of the stairs was marble instead of wood. When was constructed the third ring, the building started leaning, because the bad condition of the ground under the bell tower. This was the reason why the construction was interrupted and continued in 1275. Last three floors was built with an opposite inclination in order to balance the equilibrium of the tower. Many architects have for centuries tried to solve the problem of the Leaning Tower and was forbidden visit the tower because it is constantly falling. Finally from 2001,the tower has been opened again to the public and it is possible to visit it.Today the tower is controlled through modern technology. On the tower there are 7 bells. Of course, Galileo Galilei can thank the leaning tower, because...
Tourist guide of Pienza

Tourist guide of Pienza

Pienza   Pienza is a small village in southern Tuscany in the beautiful valley called Vald’Orcia, and is located about 20 miles east of Montalcino and a 10 miles to the west of Montepulciano amidst gentle undulating hills and wonderful natural landscapes. Pienza is most famous for production of cheese “pecorino”, is a tasty cheese made from sheep’s milk, renowned worldwide and very delicious. Your tour of the city, starting from the main gate (Porta al Prato), through the main street (Corso Rossellino) which are full of small charming shops selling a large quantity of various types of pecorino, from fresh to aged pecorino, that you can taste together with a number of other typical local products, such as fine wines, spices, pici (handmade pasta) and so on. After a little bit of shopping, we suggest you try one of the fantastic restaurants or typical osterie serving really exquisite local food. The name Pienza comes from Pope Pius II, who was born here, and it means the city of Pius. Pope Pius II is elected Enea Silvio Piccolomini in 1458, gave him the task to transform his birthplace, small place”Corsignano”, into the ideal Renaissance town.   Piccolomini is hired Bernardo Rossellino, the famous architect, to build Pienza in accordance with humanist urban planning concepts. The construction of Pienza started around 1459, and took about four years, creating a fairytale town, which has remained practically unchanged over the centuries. The Cathedral, Piccolomini Palace, the Town Hall and the lovely central square (Piazza Pio II) were built in 3 years and represent the wonderful art of the Renaissance. Some scenes for famous movie Romeo and Juliet is filmed in Palazzo Piccolomini, in which it represented the location of the first encounter between...
Tourist guide of Montepulciano

Tourist guide of Montepulciano

Montepulciano When you making tour of Tuscany , Montepulciano is definitely highly recommended. This hill town is located between the wonderful Val d’Orcia and Val di Chiana valleys, full of elegant Renaissance palaces, ancient churches, charming squares and hidden corners. Montepulciano have ideal position to stay and this is perfect base to explore this beautiful part of Tuscany, from here, you can reach the beautiful Pienza, the thermal village of Bagno Vignoni and Montalcino, then, on the other side of the Val di Chiana valey you can find a nice and charming Cortona.   Your tour can start from the main gate of the town Porta al Prato. From this point Montepulciano is crossed by a main long wide street called the Corso and finish to main square of the city Piazza Grande. Main street (il Corso) is full of all kinds of shops and fashionable stores. A series of beautiful and elegant palaces( like Palazzo Avignonesi) succeed one after the other, until you come in front of the Church of Sant’ Agostino, by Michelozzo. Continuing on the main street, you will meet incredible Palazzo Cervini, and two steps after is the home of Poliziano, a great poet and humanist and under the patronage of the famous Lorenzo dè Medici. Also, Poliziano was teacher to the Medici children. In the end of your walk, you will found the big and beautiful Piazza Grande, the focus of the city. You will feel unique and evocative atmosphere offered by the plaza surrounded by the Duomo, the Palazzo Comunale, the Palazzo Tarugi and the Palazzo Contucci, where you’ll find his beautiful wine cellars and wine tastings. We strongly recommended to visit cantina del Redi,...