Tourist Informations

Main tourist destinationsHere we show the distance from the estate to principal touristic locations and a short description about those.

Florence, km. 110, is the capital of Tuscany and the city is named “Heritage of Unesco” furthermore it is considering the cradle of Renaissance, school of science of philosophy that developed through the XIV. and XVI. century, mold of important artistic, literary and scientific developments. For this reason Florence is considered one of most beautiful city on the world and it shows numerous monuments and museums, for example the Dome, the church of Santa Croce, the Uffizi(a famous museum of arts and roman history), Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Pitti. See the next events in Florence

Rome, 190 km, the place where the Latin language was born, founded in the year of 753 a.C., it rises on the left shores of the river Tevere and early became an important center of culture, literature, arts and architecture. It was a big metropolis that in the ancient time extended himself up to a big part of Mediterranean basin and part of Europe and gave life to the Roman Empire. Nowadays its architecture shows up like an encounter between centuries of construction, it appears variegated and hybrid styles and makes it particularly interesting. Today Christian temples and churches are purposeful components of culture and art of this city. This city, rich of history, past, cupolas, Christian churches, shrines and temples is certainly one of the most famous towns in the world.

«Rome is the capital of the world! This place is where the history of the whole world comes together, and I count on being born a second time, on being truly risen, the day I set foot in Rome. Her beauties have gradually raised me up to their level.»
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Italienische Reise, 1813-1817)

Cortona, km. 9, is one of the principal tourist and historic places in the center of the territory of Arezzo. The town of Cortona seems to have ancient beginnings and his origin is based on a mysterious surrounding. Based on some legends, Cortona was raised by the hands of the hero Dardano; thanks to him also Troja was founded. However, Crotona’s beginning is certainly located in the years of the splendid Etruscan civilization. In addition it was subdued by the Roman Empire. In this little town it is possible to see the bright history of ancient civilization and to visit architectonical structures like the “Basilica di Santa Margherita”, the museum Diocesano, the museum Dell’Accademia Etrusca and the museum MAEC (arts) or places of interest like the park Archeologico di Cortona. If you are interested in folkloristic traditions, Cortona offers so many events in 2014:
• every fourth Sunday monthly: “Mostra scambio del modernariato" (Show of modern arts) at the “Piazza Signorelli”
• 23th May: "Colata dei Ceri” (candle-light procession),
• 24th May: "Offerta dei Ceri" Offer of candles and further procession towards the shrine of Santa Margherita,
• 22th February: Festa religiosa di Santa Margherita (religious festival),
• 8th June: historic commemoration of "Matrimonio dei Casali-Salimbeni" (marriage of Casali-Salimbeni),
• From 1st to 8th June: Giostra dell'Archidado (the Archidado Joust-various medieval events),
• From 28th July to 5th August: Sagra della bistecca (festival of beefstakes),
• From 26th August to 10th September: Mostra antiquaria (antique-exhibition) - approximate dates
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Arezzo, km. 28 was founded by the Etruscans in the begin of their culture. Some discoveries are going back to the stone-age. Arezzo conserved a long history, patrimony and beauties of ample breath. It is possible to visit churches, like Chiesa di San Francesco, where pictures of Piero della Francesca are located, or the church of San Domenico which contains the crucifix of Cimabue. Every Sunday at the begin of a month events and manifestations are taking place and at the preceding Saturday there is along the streets of the town an antique-market, the Fiera antiquaria. A particular historical commemoration is the Giostra del Saracino (Joust of Saracino) that takes place at Piazza Grande from the next to the last Saturday of June at night and at the first Sunday of September during the day. See the next events in Arezzo

Pienza, km. 40, is probably the community with major tourist importance in the valley of Orcia ( Val d’Orcia). It is located in the territory of Siena, its historical center was declared as patrimony of UNESCO. The square dedicated to Pope Pius II., is a source of history and full of charm, like the cathedral, the Palazzo Comunale, Palazzo Borgia and Palazzo Piccolomini. A Curious and folkloristic tradition is the Palio del cacao a fuso (Festival of the melted cocoa), a competition between teams which happens every first week in September.

Montalcino, km. 60, is famous for its special wine, the Brunello di Montalcino. The district is also located in the territory of Siena, on the borderline to Grosseto. This village is famous for its vineyards. The grape of Sangiovese also witnesses the production of two other wines: the red wines of Montalcino, and the S. Antimo. The village contains a fortress built in XIII. Century. Well-known between all of its architectures is the church of Sant’Agostino. The central square of Montalcino is named Piazza del Popolo. Principal building is the Palazzo dei Priori which is the town hall.

Gubbio, km 90, a town in Umbria surrounded by mountains, It is located on the lowest slope of Mt. Ingino, a small mountain of the Apennines, that the Eugubino (citizen’s name) names it Colle Eletto because at its feet raises the Basilica of Sant’Ubaldo, the patron of the city. This town’s peculiarity is its closure towards the external world and the modernity. Visiting Gubbio gives the impression that time has stopped. The peculiarity of the citizens (the Eugubini) is the strong attachment to their properties, their mentality and culture retracing their passion for this town hidden by the mountains. By the choice of places and monuments of big interest we recommend at you: Palazzo dei Consoli, Palazzo dei Pretori, Chiesa di San Francesco della Pace, Palazzo Ducale. According to folkloristic principal events we propose: the Festa dei Ceri in honour of Saint Patron (it takes place every 15th May of the year) and at the last Sunday in May there will be the historic contest of cross-bow-shooting, in honour of Saint’Ubaldo. On 7th December to 10th January, will be erected a very big Christmas-tree on the top of Monte Ingino.

Orvieto, km 90, “What the nature had denied for defense, she has added to human activity”. So it says the inscription on the well of San Patrizio, denotating the close connection between the city and the natural laws. At the entrance of the Umbrian city you will see two statues of Bonifacio VII for these he was accused to sin of idolatry. Orvieto arises on a rock of tuff and is reachable by a funicular railway. The principals artworks to see are churches (like cathedral of Orvieto), Palazzo Papale, that houses the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, the wells of San Patrizio and of Cava.

Assisi, km 65, is a community in Umbria, here lived Saint Francesco and Saint Chiara very important persons for the Christian world. This beautiful town is famous in all over the world for its churches: The Cathedral of Saint Francesco and the Cathedral of Saint Chiara and the church of Saint Pietro. Sightseeing museums we recommend to visit the Museum Diocesano and the crypt of Saint Rufino; at Christmas time, the representation of animated Christmas nativity scenes. They are housed in three castles of the region.

Terni , km 120 is a city where modernity and advance are melding whit historical and archeology tradition and also with natural territory. Its holy patron is Saint Valentino and for this reason it is known as the city of lovers. It’s so famous for the cascades of, triumph of nature and its archeological ruins, for example the ruins of the “Amphitheater Fausto” and of the city wall, build in roman style. The medial part of the city shows churches like the Cathedral of Terni, the church of Saint Pietro and of Saint Cristoforo. You could visit also citizen-houses, roads and historical squares, museums and monuments of industrial archeology. Selecting between events: on the last Sunday of June the “Festa delle acque” nearby the cascades of Marmore takes place. Near the lake of Piediluco in the hamlet of Cesi, are more theatrical and musical manifestations during the complete month of June. There, nearby the taverns, you can have the typical kitchen of this region. The complete manifestation is called “Giugno Cesano”.

Siena, km 65, is a district seat. The city is particularly well-known for its typically and uniqueness medieval buildings and for its famous “Palio of Siena” (a horse-race between town-quarters), that takes place from 2nd July to 16th August on the square “Piazza del Campo”. The city was recently mentioned as heritage of humanity by UNESCO. There are named numerous religious architectures, like the Cathedral of Siena and civilian architectures, like Palazzo Barbagli or military facilities like fortress Medicea.

San Gimignano, km 100, a district located in Tuscany in the territory of Siena. For its medieval historical center it is a heritage of humanity. Its nickname, Manhattan of the middle-age, is originated by its towers for example: Torre della Collegiata, Torre del Diavolo and Torre Grossa. There are countless religious architectures like the Chiesa Collegiata, Pieve di Santa Maria and many others, even Civilian and military architectures and museums. San Gimignano is also wellknown for the production of Vernaccia (Red wine) and for the plantation of saffron. Vernaccia of San Gimignano is one of the finest white wines.

* The informations about places are extracted from the web.