...towards Siena
history, art and untainted nature in the heart of Tuscany.

  • Siena (45 minutes)
  • il Palio di Siena
    .....held in Siena, the traditional horse- racing event takes place every year on the 2nd July and the 16th August.
  • Montepulciano (1 hour and 15 minutes)
    History and wine in its wonderful cellars.
  • Montalcino (50 minutes)
    Home of Brunello, a wine famous throughout the world.
  • Terme di Petriolo (1 hour and 5 minutes)Terme di Petriolo
    The terme of Petriolo date back to 1230 when the Council of Siena invited the notary Bonfilio to compile a census of the local populationqui iverant ad balneum.The Bagni di Petriolo (baths) had been mentioned earlier by the Roman philosopher Cicero in his oration pro Marco Caelio and by the poet Marziale in hisEpigrams. The recently discovered Roman tombs at Petriolo support the belief that the baths were used in Roman times. The fortifications of Petriolo were constructed in 1404 and are the last remaining from which, even today, it is possible to see the walls and towers of the old Republic of Siena. The Bagni di Petriolo where also frequented by many important members of the Medici and Gonzaga families, by cardinals and dukes, with Pope Pius II being a regular visitor. In 1907 Petriolo featured in the official register of Italian mineral spas published by the Ministry of the Interior. Today the old and cramped bath house has been replaced by a comfortable and modern spa, equipped with the most sophisticated technology for a variety of treatments. The sulphurous spa waters are rich in salt sulphates, bicarbonate alkaline and mineral salts, with the water temperate reaching up to 43C.
  • Pienza (1 hour and 15 minutes)
    Birthplace of Pope Pius II and famous for its history and cheeses.
  • San Quirico d'Orcia (1 hour and 25 minutes)
    The Orcia Valley and its ancient villages.