1. LUCCA, TUSCANY
2. SAN GIMIGNANO „The city of beautiful towers”
This is a fortified village, included in the UNESCO heritage, famous for its medieval architecture, in which you can distinguish the slender towers, a former barometer of the wealth of the old masters. The taller the tower, the wealthier the master was considered.
In San Gimignano there are only 14 towers left of the 72 that were once up, some of them with a height of even 50 meters. This village awaits you with a romantic atmosphere, from which cobbled streets that merge with squares and old public fountains and churches are definitely not missing. Try not to miss Collegiata, the former cathedral and Sant Agostino, which hosts works of art signed by Italian renaissance artists.
Located 42 km south of Siena, this city has Val d’Orcia „at its feet” and it welcomes you with landscapes that seem to have been taken out of postcards. Here you can experience the classic Tuscan scenery that holds captivating beauty and the perfect decor to fall in love.
This city, of etruscan origins, experienced its maximum glory in the XIV-XV century, when many palaces were built. Reinforced by strong defense walls and massive access gates, Montepulciano is waiting for you to conquer it by taking a walk on the narrow and charming streets.
The Church of Sant Agostino, Torre di Pulcinella, Piazza Grande, with old palaces and the cathedral, Fortezza, built in the 14th century by the Medici family, Museo del Brunello and Abazzia di Sant’Antimo, 11 km away from Montepulciano, are some wonderful attractions of this leisured place.
4. VINCI, TUSCANY
The center of this place shrouded in mystery is the Palazzo dei Priori, with its tower, where countless marriages are officiated.
In an astonishing renaissance style, medieval, roman, etruscan – the history of Volterra offers various points of view. Here you can also admire the medieval walls, Il Duomo (cathedral), Il Battistero di San Giovanni (from the twelfth century), the Roman Theater, the Arch at the entrance to the city of Etruscan origin. For lovers of contemporary art there is also the Ecomuseo dell’Alabastro.