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 Perugia

Tourist guide of Perugia

Perugia Beautiful medieval city located in Umbria, Perugia, rich of art and history, its surrounding are witness to both the Roman and the Etruscan civilizations. Town is identified by the presence of many prestigious university, home to thousands of Italian and International students. For that reason, Perugia has all the lively characteristics of a typical university town, and it is full of interesting attractions,concerts and night spots. This is also perfect like starting point for daily excursions to places around such as Assisi, Cortona, Spello and Gubbio. Before 1st century BC, Perugia was part of the Etruscan kingdom, and after came under the Roman rule around 40 BC. The city is rich of archaeological sites, witness the past times. This is amazing combination for turist, here can to enjoy the charm of the old city and as well of modern day life. Perugia have about 170.000 inhabitants, main town of region Umbria, its a hill town about 400 meters above sea level and like most cities in central Italy. In the town is possible to visit the Etrurian Well, and this is not only an historical site, but is today the main water source for the city. You can to visit also many Etrurian tombs, which are very nicely preserved.After the Romans and the Etrurian period, the city developed as any other medieval city and palaces and churches started to be built, and we are still standing for the curiosity of the tourists. You can to visit also many Etrurian tombs, which are very nicely preserved.After the Romans and the Etrurian period, the city developed as any other medieval city and palaces and churches...
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,...
Tourist guide of Orvieto

Tourist guide of Orvieto

Orvieto Orvieto is situated in the Umbria region and it’s one of the world’s most beautiful hill towns. You can recognize the town from afar, standing at the top the rocks of tuff with medieval towers and cathedral in the center, that will leave you breathless. From the 9th Century BC the Etruscan civilization experienced a period of great importance and splendor, Orvieto, then is was the most important town. Today, Orvieto is divided into 4 quarters: Corsica, Serancia, Olmo and Santa Maria della Stella. Your tour can begin with the main road (Corso Cavour), that runs through most of the old town, which connects the two main squares: Piazza Cahen and Piazza della Repubblica. Orvieto is a city full of impressive monuments, churches and buildings – where some are over 2,000 years old San Giovenale church is oldest church of Orvieto, and one of the oldest in Umbria. Church was built right over the remains of an Etruscan temple in 1004, and is outlined by a very beautiful area of the city with many narrow streets. This area of Orvieto was the first to be developed in the Middle Ages.   The Torre del Moro is at the crossroads of the two main streets located where Corso Cavour crosses Via del Duomo. Duomo you can find in Piazza del Duomo,and this is one amazing masterpiece of Gothic and Romanesque architecture. Construction of Duomo was commissioned by Pope Urban IV,and began in 1290, but took couple hundred years to fully complete. The facade is decorated with detailed mosaics in stunning colors and pure gold, as well as large reliefs and statues. The reliefs on the facade represent Old and New...
Tourist guide of Montalcino

Tourist guide of Montalcino

Montalcino Montalcino is a beautiful village of Tuscany immersed in the breathtaking Val d’Orcia Natural Park, famous all over the world for the production of its precious Brunello red wine. This beautifull town has scarcely changed in appearance since the 16th century. When you come up to the town , then begins one magical spectacle for your eyes: rolling sunny hills, scenic country roads winding through perfect vineyards, picturesque olive groves. One of the world’s best and most appreciated Italian wines its Brunello wine. Montalcino was already famous for its red wines during the 15th century. But, the formula of the fantastic Brunello wine was invented in 1888 by Ferruccio Biondi Santi. Brunelo wine is 100 % of Sangiovese grapes. Before the Brunello is ready, it must age for 5 years take place in oak barrels, while the Rosso of Montalcino is ready after 2 year of aging. Amongst the many wine producers in the area you will find Biondi-Santi, Banfi, Casanova di Neri, Barbi and many others. Montalcino have also very rich in artistic treasures. Your tour in the city can begin with Rocca or fortress, built in 1361 to mark the passage of Montalcino under the domination of Siena. The views from its walls are spectacular, stretching towards Monte Amiata, across the Crete to Siena,and across all of the Val D’orcia and the hills of Maremma. The fortress has practically intact since the Middle Ages and offers a excellent place for festivals,concerts and of course the famous Jazz & Wine Festival held in July each year, where you might combine the pleasure of listening to fine Italian and international jazz music with drinking of very good wine! After the...