A one-hour drive from the holiday farm Siena is unique for its brick buildings and known the world over for its historical and artistic heritage as well as for its landscape and medieval furniture. Piazza del Campo, the main square with its peculiar fan shape, is the home to the Public Palace and the Mangia Tower.
From here, seventeen districts extend throughout the city.
A one-hour drive from the holiday farm Lucca is located along the banks of the Serchio River and is famous for the Renaissance wall surrounding its old town centre.
A one-hour drive from the holiday farm Pisa is best-known for its Leaning Tower, the bell tower of the marble Romanesque cathedral standing next to it, in the Piazza dei Miracoli. The same square is home to the Monumental Cemetery and the Baptistery.
Only a 30-minute drive from the holiday farm Vinci is located on the slopes of Montalbano, a mountain chain filled with terraced hillsides supported by dry stone walls. Vinci is the birthplace of Leonardo Da Vinci and home to the Leonardiana Library and the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum.
Only a 20-minute drive from the holiday farm Artimino is a lovely medieval village enhanced by the majestic “La Ferdinanda” Medici Villa also known as the Villa with 100 chimneys.
A pleasant walk through the woods from the villa will lead you to a magical place of Etruscan origin, the Prato Rosello Etruscan Necropolis.
VIA FRANCIGENA AND SAN MINIATO
Only a 20-minute drive from the holiday farm The Via Francigena was the road travelled by Christian pilgrims during the Middle Ages. It passes through San Miniato, the truffle capital and centre of leather processing.
A one-hour drive from the holiday farm San Gimignano was once an Etruscan village and renowned for the towers that stand out on its landscape.