Siena: the perfect starting point for the best itineraries in Tuscany
Tours starting from Siena reach enchanting valleys and famous art cities
There are two reasons for choosing to spend a holiday in Siena. The first is the city’s artistic masterpieces, that everyone should see at least once in their life. The second are the tours in Tuscany that can be taken starting from a hotel in Siena; In fact the city is in the middle of an excellent road network, which allows to reach the Chianti, the Val d’Orcia, the Crete Senesi and the Val d’Elsa, but also the Amiata mountain and the most beautiful destinations in the provinces Pisa, Florence and Arezzo. From Siena you can also explore Tuscany using the rail network and bus lines, for a relaxing holiday.
The routes from Siena to discover the Etruscan and medieval roots of Tuscany
Tuscany has experienced its first golden age at the time of the Etruscans, which passage is particularly evident in Volterra. After a period of decline, the region has returned to shine in the Middle Ages: this period saw the birth of charming villages, solitary castles, churches and isolated abbeys. San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and the Abbey of Sant’Antimo, for example, impress visitors of all ages for their still intact medieval charm. During the Renaissance, Florence became the main artistic center of Tuscany, but the great Renaissance masters were active also away from the Tuscan capital, as is the case of Pienza, rebuilt by Pope Pius II and designed by Bernardo Rossellini.
Trips from Siena between nature, spas and tastings
Starting from Siena, it’s possible to head towards the beautiful landscapes of the Crete Senesi, the Chianti, the Val d’Orcia and the Val d’Elsa. It’s possible to enjoy trails for biking, horseback and on foot, such as those that follow the route of the Via Francigena. The Mount Amiata even offers the opportunity to enjoy winter sports. Tours from Siena can also lead towards relaxing spa towns, such as Bagno Vignoni, Bagni San Filippo and Rapolano Terme, and can represent an opportunity to discover the culinary excellence of the region, including the precious oils and excellent wines .