One of the most exclusive destinations in Italy is certainly Tuscany. Casket of unique treasures made of extraordinary cities of art, picturesque medieval villages, breathtaking views between rolling hills planted with vineyards and castles that dominate the bucolic countryside. For our customers we give a little taste of what can be found a few kilometers away from the city of Colle Val d’Elsa.
The Via Francigena is an ancient pilgrimage route that leads from Canterbury (England) to Rome and for centuries has represented one of the most important European communication routes, especially in medieval times.
The village of Monteriggioni has been defended since 1300 by mighty circular walls and fourteen quadrilateral towers. A fortified village built by the city of Siena to defend the disputed territory with Florence and perhaps one of the best preserved examples of military architecture in the world.
Anyone who comes to Tuscany cannot miss the extraordinary beauty of Siena. An ancient city with a legendary foundation (the story of Senio and Ascanio, sons of Remo), it seems that the city emblem of the black and white “Balzana” dates back to that history, perhaps in memory of the horses with which the two brothers came here.
Mythical and legendary place, today mostly chosen as an exclusive destination for unforgettable weddings, the Abbey of San Galgano is without a doubt one of the most evocative and unique places in Tuscany.
San Gimignano is a unique jewel, one of the icons of the Italic Middle Ages in the world. Every year about 3 million visitors reach San Gimignano and the reasons are almost obvious … the city is extraordinary.
One of the most fascinating villages in Italy is Volterra, an ancient city in the province of Pisa. The hill on which it stands was already populated in the Iron Age, as evidenced by the Villanovan necropolis. Between the fifth and fourth centuries, the Etruscans placed it at the head of one of the twelve lucumonies of Etruria.