The architecture in Siena is exquisite, and the souls of many of its visitors are lifted as well. Siena is a city dating back to the Middle Ages, where both secular and spiritual monuments that have stood the test of time are displayed. The city's historic districts are equally fascinating. They've been restored to their 16th-century charm and are full of life, thanks to all the people who live there. The entire population of Siena is only 70,000. But with so many glorious buildings, museums, and piazzas (public spaces), it feels much more significant!
Within each Contrada, there are extraordinary sights, smells, and sounds. It's a spectacle for the senses and an essential part of every Tuscan tour.
Located within a region encompassing Florence and Siena, Chianti is as diverse in its landscapes as in its wines. The landscape is filled with historic olive groves, honey-colored farmhouses, dense forests, graceful Romanesque pievi (rural churches), handsome Renaissance villas, and imposing castles built by Florentine and Sienese warlords.
The many routes discovered through the gently rolling hills surrounded with rows and rows of grapes, quaint hamlets, lush forests, and scenic lodgings situated in stone farmhouses, romantic inns, and luxurious villas have inspired for centuries poets, artists, and photographers and lately Instagrammers.