About Marzia T
Lives in Siena, Italy
Since Mar 2015
25-34 year old female
Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Historic Walking Areas
Wine Tours & Tastings , Food Tours, Walking Tours, Cultural Tours
Churches & Cathedrals, Sacred & Religious Sites
Points of Interest & Landmarks
In the heart of the Val d'Orcia region, you will find the Renaissance city of Pienza, built on orders from Pope Pio II (around 1459). The town is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the area is famous not only for its landscape — an example of Renaissance ideals — but also for the wine and the food, the Pecorino cheese in particular.
Entering the city of Lucca through its famous, fortified Roman walls, tourists usually don't pay attention to the park around the area. This is a favorite location for Lucca citizens to have a walk, play sports, or just read a book under the trees.
Via Francigena is an ancient road traditionally walked by pilgrims to reach Rome, and the Tuscan part passes through some amazing areas and cities. One of these is the picturesque town of Siena. Here, Via Francigena runs along the Santa Maria della Scala hospital, which in ancient times offered medical care and hospitality to pilgrims. A different way to experience the region.
This wine route is a beautiful walk along the streets of Montepulciano, a little gem of a town with several shops and wine cellars to visit. The perfect occasion to experience where the wine comes from and how it is produced.
Not very known among tourists — perhaps because it is situated in a wood, though not far from Siena — this little restaurant offers typical Tuscan food and wine of excellent quality. The staff is friendly and at your disposal for suggestions. A great location to share a good meal in complete peace and quiet.
The town of Pitigliano is unfortunately often left out of the conventional tours of Tuscany. Known as 'Little Jerusalem,' it is home to a medieval synagogue that is occasionally in use today, as well as Etruscan tombs, wells, and cellars worth visiting. In the narrow, winding streets of the ghetto near the synagogue, you will find small shops and cozy restaurants.
Twenty-eight kilometers from Arezzo, in the heart of Valdichiana, the town of Lucignano is famous for the medieval relic 'The Golden Tree' or 'The Tree of Life,' which is on display in the City Museum. A sublime work of goldsmithery, this two-meter high shrine is said to bring luck to lovers. The town of Lucignano itself is constructed as a series of concentric circles forming a distinctive elliptical shape.
Located about 30 kilometers away from Siena, this old abbey is well worth the journey. Abbazia di San Galgano is a powerful building that has survived the centuries. Its setting in the Tuscan countryside will leave you speechless, while the spiritual atmosphere will inspire you.
This reasonably priced osteria is found in the charming village of Volpaia, right in the center of the Chianti wine region. La Bottega has a beautiful terrace where you can enjoy delicious Chianti wine and food pairings along with the view from the hilltop.
Orti dei Tolomei is a green area of Siena unknown by most of the tourists. That's why it is the perfect location to have a rest in a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, with a great panorama of the whole of Siena.