Masterpieces of Art
Enjoy an unforgettable day trip through Southern Tuscany and discover the Crete Senesi with its beautiful range of ancient hills and woods, medieval villages, fields of sunflowers, olive groves, cypress trees and vineyards. Start with a visit to Siena, admiring the masterworks of the frescoed walls of the Town Hall of Siena, the "Allegory of Good and Bad Government" from 1338. Later, traveling towards the well-preserved mediaeval village of Asciano, you will recognize the gentle hills of clay with its knights, pilgrims, peasants and animals, pictured by Ambrogio Lorenzetti. Enchanted landscapes, silence and beauty wherever your eyes rest. Traveling through the Ombrone Valley, you reach the gothic roofless Abbey of San Galgano, with its mystic atmosphere and the many legends surrounding its origin and history.
How about a gourmet lunch in Montalcino, comprised of a glass of Brunello wine, local DOP Pecorino cheese, Chiusure artichokes, and a taste of white and black truffles?
Not too far away lies the Unesco World Heritage site of Pienza, a masterpiece of the Renaissance, rebuilt by Florentine architect Rossellino. Intended as a retreat from Rome, the village represents the first application of humanist urban planning concepts.