The surroundings of Siena - The beauties of the territory

Siena has one of the richest territory in  terms of artistic and  natural beauties of the whole  Italy. The southern part of the Tuscany is, in fact, with its mitigated clime full of different kinds of landscape, from the famousest hills as the Chianti to the lunar and — zone of the Creti Senesi right to mountain landscape. You can walk around the countryside of siena crossing many different kinds of lansdascape and animals:

Chianti: one the finest wine area in the world, represents the best mix of hills and little medieval villages. Best places for visiting: Strada dei Castelli del Chianti, Castello di Brolio, Castello di Meleto, Volpaia, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Sangimignano, Monteriggioni.

Valdorcia: Crossed by the Orcia river, is patrimony of the Unesco since 2004 for its natural beauties. It is very famous for its typical villages, mainly Montalcino (Wine medieval city), Pienza (The city ideated by Pope, patry of the cheese) and Monetepulciano (Wine medieval city).

Crete Senesi: Lunar landscape full of sunflowers cultivations, perfect for every photographer. Historically known as Desert of Daccona is nowadays rinomated for its truffles.

Monte Amiata: Mountain area with volcanic origins is habitated since the time of the Etrurians, is well-known for the positives effects of its termal waters.

Suggested sites: Monteriggioni, Montepulciano, Montalcino, San Gimignano, Volterra, Pienza, Bagno Vignoni, Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Buonconvento, Abbazia di Monte Uliveto Maggiore.