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Previously named Corsignano, the old town was rebuilt, applying traditional Renaissance principles and renamed Pienza. Today Pienza is famous the world over for its exquisite Pecorino cheese. It is located 11 kms from Cignella.

Places of interest

  • - The Cathedral (Cattedrale dell’Assunta)
  • - Piccolomini Palace (Palazzo Piccolomini)
  • - Romanesque Church of Corsignano (Cheisa Romantica di Corsignano)
  • - Cugusi cheese farm and cheese making demonstrations at Podere il Casale farm.

One of the most beautiful hilltop villages in Tuscany, Montepulciano has so much to offer visitors. Its’ medieval and renaissance architecture is displayed in the historic streets and great restaurants serve hearty Tuscan fare alongside their world famous red wines. It is located 15km from Cignella.

Places of interest

  • - Piazza Grande
  • - The Cathedral
  • - Watch Tower of Pulcinella (Torre dell’orologio di Pulcinella) of griffins and lions (Pozzo dei Grifi e dei leoni)
  • - Wine cellars of Pulcino, Poliziano and Contucci
  • - Cantine del Redi with its impressive wine cellars often considered the most beautiful in the world

Montalcino is surrounded by a forest of oak trees and stunning countryside where the highly esteemed wines of the region are made. The most famous of these is the ‘Brunello’, which has earned the title of DOCG. Wine connoisseurs must stop at La Fortezza wine cellar, while customised wine tastings at the Enoteca San Giorgio are highly recommended.

There are many beautiful buildings around the city, including the Romanesque Abbey of Sain Antimo, the gothic “Piazza del Popolo’ and the neoclassical cathedral. The old Convent of Sant’Agostino is now a Diocese Museum containing works of art by the Sienese Masters. It is located 34 km from Cignella.

Places of interest

  • - Sant ‘Antimo Abbey where mass is still celebrated with Gregorian chants.
  • - Vineyards of Biondi Santi, Antorini, Tassi-Franci and Abbadia Ardenga.’
The Chianti Region

A region rich in stunning landscapes and wonderful wines.

Places of interest

  • - Radda in Chianti
  • - Gaiole in Chianti
  • - Castellina in Chianti
  • - Castelnuovo Berardenga
  • - Sculptures Park of Chianti

Cortona is the main cultural and artistic centre of the Val di Chiana, after Arezzo. It is located 42 kms from Cignella.

Places of interest

  • - Fortezza del Girifalco
  • - Piazza della Repubblica
  • - Etruscan Civil Museum (Museo della Civilta Etrusca)
  • - Avignonesi and Baldetti vineyards

Perched on a steep hill with wonderful views, Arezzo is believed to have been one of the twelve most important Etruscan cities. It’s tradition in gold-smithery has made it one of the weathiest cities in Tuscany and for the visitor it boasts many monuments, churches and museums inviting you to step back in time. It is located 55 km from Cignella.

Places of interest

  • - Piazza Grande
  • - The Duomo
  • - Pieve delle Grazie
  • - The Park of Lignano
  • - The Buriano Bridge

Siena is known the world over for its medieval square the Piazza del Campo, the Torre del Mangia with its beautiful city views and the Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral – the Duomo. It is located 61 km from Cignella.

Places of interest

  • - Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral – the Duomo
  • - San Francisco Basilica
  • - Palazzo Salimbeni
San Gimignano

An Italian hill town, San Gimignano is often referred to as the “Town of One Hundred Towers” and is also known as the “medieval Manhattan”. Encircled by 13th century walls, it boasts many medieval features including the Piazza della Cisterna lined with traditional houses and towers. The Duomo di San Grimignano is a 12th century church with fine frescoes in its Santa Fina Chapel. It is 93 km from Cignella.

Places of interest

  • - Piazza della Cisterna
  • - Piazza della Erbe
  • - Palazzo Comunale
  • - Vernaccia, a famous local white wine
  • - Join the queue in Piazza della Cisterna to sample the best Italian ice cream

The birthplace of Renaissance and Italian art, the beautiful city of Florence is one of the most visited in the world and is located 122km from Cignella.

Places of interest

  • - The Piazza della Signoria which houses the Statue of David
  • - The Uffizi Gallery, one of the most famous museums in the world
  • - The Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore
  • - The Palazzo Pitti, a monumental building which became the official residence of the Medici family
  • - The Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence
Lake Trasimeno