Between medieval tradition and natural spas
A charming town in the heart of Tuscany, Siena preserves its medieval historical centre intact. In Piazza del Campo, one breathes an atmosphere of times gone by. This is where the Palazzo Pubblico and the Torre del Mangia face, and every year, between 2 July and 16 August, the traditional Palio, an equestrian competition between the city's neighbourhoods, held every year, between 2 July and 16 August.
Don't miss the Cathedral dedicated to the Assumption, with its black and white polychrome façade and its floor full of esoteric symbols. Inside you can admire statues by Michelangelo and frescoes by Pinturicchio.
The sinuous hills surrounding Siena contain countless natural and architectural treasures, all waiting to be discovered. Starting with San Gimignano, known for its towers soaring into the sky. For a break in traditional food and wine, stop in San Quirico d'Orcia, Montalcino and Montepulciano.
Take a moment to relax in the waters of Rapolano Terme, Bagno Vignoni and Bagni di San Filippo. Their natural thermal baths are the ideal destination for those in search of relaxation.
Did you know that the legendary sword in the stone really exists and is located right near Siena? You will find it at the Abbey of San Galgano, a basilica without its roof but which preserves its outer walls intact.