Tourist Program

Siena Mangia’s Tower – pic by Antonio Cinotti

Italy2022

Val di Merse - June 2nd

In the morning, with a vehicle provided by our organization, you travel through the green hills of the Val di Merse, to visit one of the most mystic place in the world, San Galgano. The site, built around 1200, consists of the mighty Abbey characterized by the absence of the roof and the Hermitage of Montesiepi above, a place where are preserved the true and only Sword in the Rock and the paintings of Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Master of the Sienese School of the fourteenth century whose works are also exposed at the National Gallery in London
Return to Siena for lunch time.
In the afternoon guided walking tour of a first part of the city, through the most characteristic streets, historic buildings and places of major historical / cultural interest.
Italy2022

Chianti - June 3rd

On Friday morning you will visit the Historic Chianti, through the most characteristic villages Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti and Gaiole in Chianti, its panoramas made of vineyards, castles and woods. We will of course stop at one of the most prestigious wineries for a wine tasting, a must-see for those traveling to these beautiful places.
Return to Siena for lunch time.
In the afternoon, a guided walking tour to the nearby Contrada della Chiocciola, to visit its museum where garments, flags, drums, weapons and the Palios cloths won over the centuries are preserved, all explained directly by the “contradaioli” themselves.
Italy2022

Crete Senesi - June 4th

This morning we will visit one of the most characteristic places of our Province of Siena, not surprisingly named as Unesco Heritage, the Val d’Orcia and the Crete Senesi area.
Crossing some of the panoramic roads, we will also get to the Hermitage of Monte Oliveto Maggiore where we will visit the site built in 1300 by the Benedictine monks, and still operated by them. Located on the Via Francigena, in a beautiful position, it contains rooms remained unchanged such as the pharmacy, the library, and witnesses of centuries and centuries of pilgrimage to Rome, including the frescoes of Sodoma
Return to Siena for lunch time.
In the afternoon, the guided walking tour of the second part of the city, through the most characteristic streets, historic buildings and places of greatest historical / cultural interest.
Italy2022