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Abbadia Isola - Monteriggioni

Abbadia Isola - Monteriggioni

The place where the monastery stands was chosen mainly for its strategic position controlling the Via Francigena
Castiglionalto (Castiglion Ghinibaldi) - Monteriggioni

Castiglionalto (Castiglion Ghinibaldi) - Monteriggioni

Despite many restorations, the castle demonstrates its medieval origins with the size of the walls and the style of the many openings
Chianti Sculpture Park

Chianti Sculpture Park

In this park there are a lot of contemporary sculptures, created by internationally-renowned artists
Children's Museum

Children's Museum

It is almost unique in Italy for its relationship between art and childhood
Church of Saint Caterina

Church of Saint Caterina

This gothic church is one of the most important churches of the city
Church of San Francesco

Church of San Francesco

It was built by the Franciscans, and it is characterised by the typical simple style
Church of St. Agostino - San Gimignano

Church of St. Agostino - San Gimignano

Its very simple façade still retains the characteristics of its original architectural style
Cripta del Duomo

Cripta del Duomo

The Dome's crypt is in Scale di San Giovanni
Dometaia and Le Ville Archaeological Sites

Dometaia and Le Ville Archaeological Sites

Colle Val d'Elsa has a large number of findings and a variety of graves and necropolises, which make it one of the largest areas of archaeological interest in Tuscany
Duomo - San Gimignano

Duomo - San Gimignano

The Duomo or Collegiate Church, situated on the west side of the Duomo square, is a remarkable monument of Romanesque architecture in Tuscany
Duomo e Libreria Piccolomini

Duomo e Libreria Piccolomini

Built in 1492 by Cardinal Francesco Piccolomini Todeschini (subsequently pope Pius III Piccolomini) to house the rich book collection of pope Pius II Piccolomini
Eremo di S. Leonardo al Lago - Monteriggioni

Eremo di S. Leonardo al Lago - Monteriggioni

A noteworthy element of the architectural complex is the beautiful church with a single nave built entirely in stone, excellently conserving the simplicity of its medieval lines
Etruscan Museum - San Gimignano

Etruscan Museum - San Gimignano

In the museum there is an exhibition of archeological findings from digs in the surrounding area and especially from Ranza and Cellole
Mangia Tower

Mangia Tower

Begun in 1325, as a symbol of the power wielded in the Town Hall, it was completed in 1348
Medicea Fortress

Medicea Fortress

It hosts the cultural association Siena Jazz, which organises courses for musicians, and Enoteca Italiana
Mining Museum Park

Mining Museum Park

Founded in 2000, it is part of the Sistema Museale Senese
Montalcino Castle

Montalcino Castle

A wonderful fortress with a long story of won and lost battles, an ancient memory of splendour, fallen into the powerful hands of the Medici's family, which still lives in the eyes of the visitors
Mura - Monteriggioni

Mura - Monteriggioni

A visit to the walkways around the castle walls is not to be missed
Museo  civico

Museo civico

Located in one of the most important Gothic public buildings, it houses masterpieces of Sienese art and history
Museo - Monteriggioni

Museo - Monteriggioni

The Monteriggioni museum is currently hosting the exhibition “Knights, leaders and soldiers of fortune”
Museo Archeologico e della Collegiata

Museo Archeologico e della Collegiata

It is a collection of archaeological exhibits, and important works of the 'scuola senese'
Museo Archeologico Nazionale

Museo Archeologico Nazionale

A rich heritage of exhibits and wide ranging documentation on the history of Sienese territory from prehistory to the Roman age
Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana

Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana

It houses objects and works of art chiefly from the Duomo, including some famous Sienese and Tuscan school masterpieces of the 13th to the 15th century
Museum of mezzadria

Museum of mezzadria

It evokes the social and economical system, of the tuscan families until 1950s
Museum of Sacred Art - San Gimignano

Museum of Sacred Art - San Gimignano

It was created in 1915 and it remained in the sacristy of the Parish until 1929 when it was moved to its present site
National Antarctic Museum

National Antarctic Museum

It was established in 1996 and named Felice Ippolito in memory of its first President
Orto Botanico

Orto Botanico

Splendid green area in the heart of the city containing numerous species of plants from all over the world
Piazza del Campo

Piazza del Campo

Wordly famous for the particularity of its conformation: the square in fact seems a big splendid concave shell
Piccolomini Palace - Pienza

Piccolomini Palace - Pienza

The summer residence of Enea Silvio Piccolomini, Pope Pius II, Palazzo Piccolomini in Pienza is the first example of Renaissance architecture
Pieve a Castello - Monteriggioni

Pieve a Castello - Monteriggioni

Established at the start of the 11th century but probably with much older origins, the ancient country church is now used for civic purposes
Pinacoteca Nazionale

Pinacoteca Nazionale

The largest collection of Sienese painting, including its greatest masters, from the 12th to the mid 17th century
Poggio Renzo Necropolis - Chiusi

Poggio Renzo Necropolis - Chiusi

During the 19th century many Etruscan tombs were discovered in the Chiusi area, they were built and used between the IX and the I century B.C. The most famous tomb of this Necropolis is surely the Tomb of the Monkey
Porsenna's Labyrinth

Porsenna's Labyrinth

It is known as Porsenna’s Labyrinth because it is traditionally identified as part of Porsenna's monumental sepulchre described by Roman scholar Pliny the Elder
Santa Maria della Scala

Santa Maria della Scala

Museum complex of the ancient Siena Hospital. Frescoes, art works and treasures accumulated over its millenary history
The People's Palace - San Gimignano

The People's Palace - San Gimignano

The People's Palace or new Podesta's Palace, which is today the home of the Town Council, is situated on the left hand side of the Duomo square

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