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Panforte di Siena (Christmas cake from Italy)
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The Siena province – all your heart desires

The province of Siena lies in the southern part of Tuscany and is an absolute ‘must do’ when travelling through the Tuscan region. You cannot miss out on the enchanting medieval towns, the natural beauty of Val d’Orcia and the wonderful wine districts with the world famous Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

So have a closer look and discover what the province has to offer…

San Gimignano

San Gimignano is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved medieval towns in Italy and has since 1990 been a part of the UNESCO heritage.

With its majestic location on the very top of a hill in Val d’Elsa you can see the many medieval towers from afar. An impressive sight.

This lille pearl offers small quaint streets, medieval architecture and several pretty churches like La Collegiata and Sant’Agostino. Not to speak of Palazzo del Popolo, the town hall with its impressive tower, Torre Grossa. Tourism is the most important source of income for the town today but the hills around San Gimignano also play a big part in the local economy as it is here that the famous white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, is produced.

For guided tours of San Gimignano send an email to: : camillapedersen@virgilio.it

Val d’Orcia – Montalcino, Pienza & Montepulciano

Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano are located in the amazing Val d’Orcia area, renowned in the whole world for its beauty, nature and harmony. Montalcino and Montepulciano produce some of the best Tuscan wines such as Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano so a trip to this area is not complete without a visit to a vineyard (or two!). Both medieval towns offer cosy streets, local artists, nice restaurants and a relaxed atmosphere so make sure to have plenty of time in each place. In Val d’Orcia you will also stumble upon Pienza, the perfect renaissance town. Pienza was created in the time of Pope Pius II and its harmonic location, impressive monuments and buildings make it a true gem. When you stop over in Pienza make sure to taste the delicious pecorino di Pienza – the pride of the town.

For information and requests regarding guided tours of the Val d’Orcia area send me a mail:  camillapedersen@virgilio.it

Camilla B Pedersen

Authorized guide in Siena and the Siena province

Email:  camillapedersen@virgilio.it
Phone: +39 3493566179