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Places to visit in Tuscany for people staying in the farm holidays

Cortona: Places to visit in Tuscany for people staying in the farm holidays

Cortona

Its medieval buildings and narrow streets give the city an evocative atmosphere. The Basilica of Santa Margherita and the Franciscan Sanctuary of Le Celle invite the tourist to discover Cortona, offering a journey of art and faith near the historic center. Take a walk in Ruga Piana, Via Nazionale, Piazza della Repubblica dominated by the medieval Palazzo Comunale, Palazzo Casali, the former residence of the noble family from Cortona that now houses the Museum of the Etruscan

Arezzo: Places to visit in Tuscany for people staying in the farm holidays

Arezzo

Arezzo was a major Etruscan city and is one of the most beautiful cities of Italy. There are many attractions to visit, starting from the Cathedral of Mary Magdalene with the fresco of Piero della Francesca and the Church of San Domenico where is exposed the wooden crucifix by Cimabue. the main attractions are: in June and September the evocation of the history of "Giostra del Saracino" and in the first week of each month, the famous Antique Fair.





Firenze: Places to visit in Tuscany for people staying in the farm holidays

Firenze

There are four quarters in Florence: Santa Maria Novella, San Giovanni, Santa Croce and Santo Spirito. Each of the four areas offers churches, museums and historical places to visit, like the house of Michelangelo Buonarroti, the Fortezza da Basso, the Duomo and the Baptistery, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti .







Siena: Places to visit in Tuscany for people staying in the farm holidays

Siena

Siena has a great artistic and cultural heritage in large part due to the birth of Senese school of painting between between the XIII  the XV century. The main feature that distinguished and elevated the Senese School was its attention to the decorative beauty and the typical elegance of the Gothic Art, and, even though it had a conservative attitude it was able to compete with Florence. In addition to that Siena is known all over the world for the Palio, a horse race among all the "contradas" of the city, which takes place in Piazza del Campo.



Val d'Orcia: Places to visit in Tuscany for people staying in the farm holidays

Val d'Orcia (Siena)

Val d'Orcia is a valley located in the province of Siena, the river Orcia passes through it and gives the valley its name. In Val d'Orcia there are beautiful landscapes and many medieval villages like Pienza, Montalcino and Montepulciano. The typical products are Pici, pecorino cheese of Pienza, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.



Pienza: Places to visit in Tuscany for people staying in the farm holidays

Pienza (Siena)

Pienza is located in the heart of the Val d'Orcia, near Siena. It is on top of a hill and offers a marvellous panoramic view. The city centre was completed modified by the Pope Pio II during the Renaissance. He wanted to change the place where he was born in an perfect city of the Renaissance.

Sant'Antimo: Places to visit in Tuscany for people staying in the farm holidays

Sant'Antimo (Siena)

The Abbey of Sant'Antimo (Abbazia di Sant'Antimo) is a beautiful Romanesque church, in a picture-perfect setting just to the south of Montalcino in southern Tuscany. It sits in a large valley with views of the hill town Castelnuovo dell'Abate, rolling hills covered in olive groves and vineyards, and wild forests.

Montepulciano: Places to visit in Tuscany for people staying in the farm holidays

Montepulciano (Siena)

Montepulciano is a dignified and interesting hilltop town commanding the southeast part of Tuscany near the Umbrian border. It is particularly well preserved and has many handsome 16C palaces, including some by Antonio da Sangallo il Vecchio who also built the Tempio di San Biagio here.


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