Tuscany, Sienese countryside

The territories of Tuscany

The province of Siena is a fascinating place for the variety of its landscapes and its rich cultural heritage. Siena is one of the most beautiful Italian cities, impeccably preserved from the Middle Ages, with a unique atmosphere.
It is a proud city, jealous of its traditions such as the Palio (horse race) held twice a year in the famous shell-shaped town square.
South of Siena, we find the bare landscape of the Crete Senesi, with the characteristic "biancane" (literally “blanched out” hills with hardly any vegetation).
Alongside the Crete Senesi, the Val D’Arbia is characterised by slow rising hills whose vineyards produce the world famous Brunello di Montacino.
Further South lays the Val d'Orcia with its large farms surrounded by arable land, and the Mount Amiata, which offers downhill and cross-country skiing in winter, surrounded by beech and chestnut woodland.
North of Siena, the Chianti has steep hills covered by vineyards, olive groves and dense woodland, whilst the Valdelsa has a more gentle and fertile profile, dotted by medieval cities.