Thermal baths, beautiful nature, enchanting landscapes, characteristic villages, exceptional wine, excellent gastronomy… the territory of the province of Siena is of an enchanting uniqueness, of an extraordinary beauty and is organized in numerous areas that are worth knowing immediately.
All those who choose to book a stay in a hotel in Siena to visit the city and discover its surroundings, can choose to make trips and excursions in these fascinating areas of the province of Siena:
The Chianti countryside is certainly one of the most famous areas of the province of Siena and a perfect place to choose to have the pleasure of tasting a good glass of wine. Among the most beautiful and important centers of Sienese Chianti we remember the original centers of the historic League of Chianti such as Radda in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti and Castellina in Chianti.
The town of Poggibonsi is the border between the areas of Chianti and Val d’Elsa, a pleasant area of great historical importance and landscape in which are located the centers of Colle Val d’Elsa, a pretty town known as “The City of Crystal”, San Gimignano, a beautiful medieval village listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and the original Monteriggioni, which “of towers is crowned.
With a very particular landscape aspect, the hills of the Crete Senesi in some evenings could be an excellent location for the shooting of sci-fi movies, lunar scenes and lunar landings (especially the Desert of Accona), while during the summer are colored with a deep green. Within the boundaries of the Crete Senesi are the important centers of Rapolano Terme, Asciano and Trequanda.
The exceptional landscape and artistic beauty of the Val d’Orcia is guaranteed at the highest levels by UNESCO, which in 2004 named this area a World Heritage Site. In this happy naturalistic oasis, however, there is another World Heritage Site such as the fascinating town of Pienza, but there are also other very characteristic centers such as Montalcino, San Quirico d’Orcia and the Baths of Bagno Vignoni.
Val di Merse
The area of Val di Merse includes the municipalities of Monticiano, Chiusdino, Murlo and Sovicille and consists of a geographical portion of the province of Siena that can be ideal for lovers of hiking, biking, nature excursions, but also lovers of spa because it is located a short distance from the Baths of Petriolo.
Val di Chiana
This green and fragrant Tuscan area also extends into the nearby province of Arezzo and is the place where the famous Sienese centers of Torrita di Siena, Chianciano Terme and Chiusi are located. Among the recommended places to visit are the Sensory Baths of Chianciano, Lake Chiusi and the beautiful village of Cetona.
The most important mountain relief in the province of Siena is a welcoming place for summer holidays, as well as a beautiful destination for those who love snowy landscapes in winter. On its slopes there are very nice and interesting towns such as Abbadia San Salvatore, as well as Arcidosso and Castel del Piano in the province of Grosseto.
Ultimately, given and considered the variety of its landscape, the quality of life and the gracefulness of its locations, the beautiful territory of the province of Siena can be compared to a great geographical treasure chest in which to find an infinite number of artistic and natural treasures.