Siena with Pienza & Monteriggioni Tour

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Category: Tuscany Tours
Location: Tuscany, Italy
Duration: 9 hours
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Siena with Pienza & Monteriggioni (9 Hrs)

We will head towards the Val d’Orcia, renown for its fantastic landscape featuring the unique soft rolling hills typical of Tuscany and home of Pienza, the village which was rebuilt during the 1400's by Pope Pius II, a great humanist and poet, who committed one of the best Renaissance architects to make his dream come true: building an "Ideal Renaissance City". Enjoy a guided tour of the interiors of the Papal Palace and admire its jewels.

Then we will go to Siena, the city that many visitors like even more than Florence, where walking along the XIII century streets and seeing its palaces, churches and squares you will feel the warmth expressed by a Siena's old Latin motto "Cor magis tibi Sena pandit" (Siena opens her big heart to you). During the middle-ages this was one of the most powerful banking city in the world and it was an example of great civilization, it features some of the most important works of art in Italy going back to that period.

On the way back to Florence we will close the day in beauty, stopping in Monteriggioni, a perfect example of medieval walled town that, because of its appearance, was even mentioned by Dante Alighieri in the "Inferno" of The Divine Comedy.

 

Please note : the Tour is conducted only in English

What makes this Tour Unique?

  • 9 unforgettable hours
  • Private DeLuxe Minivan
  • Small groups
  • Qualified Driver/Guide
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Excursion

Please check the day and departure times in the Booking Box at the top.

Duration

9 hours

Language

English

Pick up and Drop off

Directly from your Hotel or Apartment in Florence.

Transport

Private DeLuxe Minivan licensed to enter restricted areas.

Departures

Guaranteed even with 3 participants only and with a maximum of 8 passengers.

Driver / Guide

Tour conducted by a qualified Driver/Guide*.

Piccolomini Palace

Euro 8,00 per person to be paid on the spot.

Minimal walking required.

Not included: Entrances at museums, castles and villas. Meals, food and beverage, sightseeing tours with local guides, tips, unless specified in the programs.

* Driver/Guide will thoroughly introduce the places being visited, from a cultural, historical and artistic viewpoint while walking or driving to and through them, but is not licensed to give in depth explanations at sights or guide inside churches, or museums.

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Pick up and Drop off : directly from your Hotel or Apartment in Florence.

History

  • Siena : the famous city of the Palio (horse race) was founded as a roman colony at the time of the Emperor Augustus; in 1995 its historical center was declared World Heritage from the UNESCO. Little medieval streets, magnificent palaces, Piazza del Campo (with the Palazzo Comunale and the Mangia Tower), the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Piccolomini Library, are only some of the wonders that this city has to offer.

 

  • Pienza : old village in the heart of the Val d'Orcia, was restored in the 15th century by Bernardo Rossellino at the will of Enea Silvio Piccolomini (later Pope Pius II) who wanted to create his "ideal city" of the Renaissance. The principal monuments are the Cathedral, the Palazzo Comunale, the Piccolomini Palace and the Borgia Palace.

 

  • Monteriggioni : charming village, a jewel of the Sienese territory, it was protagonist of numerous battles and numerous "change of ownership"; Monteriggioni is characterized by the Castle built by the senesis between 1214 and 1219, and by the town walls which follow the natural course of the hill.
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