A day in Siena Italy is time well-spent. You’ll find a lot to love about this charming, medieval walled-hill city that’s bursting with personality. But even if you don’t have a full day to spare in your Italian itinerary, you can explore the most important sights in Siena in less than a day. Here are the absolute “must see” attractions when visiting Siena Italy, below.
It’s hard to miss the San Gimignano towers along the Tuscan skyline near Siena, Italy. More fascinating than the medieval skyscrapers themselves, is the story of how they came to be. In its heyday, San Gimignano Italy had as many as 72 towers! When you visit one of the prettiest medieval towns, you’ll discover the 14 remaining towers that remain–which are simply unforgettable. Read on to find out why.
After exploring the Tuscan hill town of Fiesole on foot and then catching the best sunset over Florence, my friend Mary and I had worked up an appetite. We headed back down Via San Francesco in search of Tuscan comfort food in Fiesole. Not wanting to stray too far from the bus stop back to Florence at Piazza Mino, we considered several nearby dining options.
During 14-days in Italy, I visited cultural gems including Florence, Venice, Cinque Terre, Positano, Fiesole, and even my heritage hometown in Campania. But Cortona was a pilgrimage because it’s the inspiration behind the book and movie, “Under the Tuscan Sun.” Once you arrive, it’s easy to see why.