Tour of UNESCO heritage sites in Tuscany

Tour of UNESCO heritage sites in Tuscany

We are not exaggerating if we say that Podere Salicotto is located in the most beautiful territory of the world. Just think that within about 40 km from our charming countryhome there are 4 UNESCO heritage sites.
Siena is a splendid city and its countryside is full of picturesque villages and stunning landscapes.
If you are planning your holiday in Tuscany, here are the unmissable stops of your trip. Whether you travel by car, motorbike, camper, whether you are a lover of trekking or cycling, in this brief guide we suggest what you really can’t miss.
Are you curious to find out which are the four UNESCO sites in the province of Siena?
Here we are…

Tour of the UNESCO heritage sites in the province of Siena

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Siena – Historical center

Siena certainly needs no introduction. This city still preserves a historic center which makes it the model of the medieval city, featuring majestic palaces, monumental churches, main streets and delicious alleys. The artistic heritage contained in its museums and churches is truly a priceless treasure. Siena is one of the most appreciated cities by visitors from all over the world : visiting it is a unique emotion.

Read also 10 things to see in Siena

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San Gimignano – Historical center

San Gimignano represents the medieval city of towers. Unfortunately, of the 72 towers built in the Middle Ages, today only 13 remain. Despite this, the effect is really impressive for those who arrive and see the outline of the town appearing from the hill. San Gimignano is a small jewel that must be discovered slowly. We point out the Duomo and its splendid square, the Civic Museum, Piazza della Cisterna and the Tortura Museum. Don’t miss a good ice cream at the famous Gelateria Dondoli.

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Pienza – Historical center

Pienza is a city of infinite beauty, a small village overlooking the rolling hills of the Val d’Orcia, full of charm, art and history. In addition to being declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Pienza is famous for being the “ideal city”, a monumental town, symbol of Renaissance’s architectural perfection, and also for its renowned Pecorino di Pienza sheep cheese.

Read also what to visit in Pienza

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Val d’Orcia

In the Val d’Orcia, nature, history and art give life to a unique landscape. Gentle hills and plowed fields merge with ancient medieval villages, castles and abbeys. A land of rare beauty where human activities and nature blend exquisitely, creating a landscape designed in the Renaissance to embody the ideal of beauty. This is why it was recognized in 2004 as a world heritage site by UNESCO. The ideal place for those who love to travel slowly.

Read also 10 things to see in Val d’Orcia

 

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