Situated centrally amid Florence, Siena and Perugia, Arezzo is a quiet town of Etruscan origins still preserving the medieval appearance of palaces, streets and squares in the center. In the upper part of the city there are the Cathedral, the Town Hall and the Medicean Fortress. A stop in Piazza Grande is not to be missed, as it is considered one of the most beautiful and picturesque squares in Italy, where the Giostra del Saracino, an exciting horse tournament with period costumes, takes place twice a year.
Cortona is one of the most appreciated art towns in Tuscany and is world-renowned for its art beauties, its panoramic view onto Valdichiana up to Lake Trasimeno and its excellent traditional cuisine. The town of Etruscan originis characterised by the prevailing features of medieval and Renaissance palaces with imposing facades and loggias. The points of interest of Cortona are Piazza della Repubblica with the magnificent Town Hall of the 16th century; Piazza Signorelli with the Theatre having the same name and the MAEC Museum , where important Etruscan and Roman finds are displayed as well as paintings made by famous painters from Cortona like Gino Severini; the Cathedral and the Diocesan Museum; the Church of Santa Margherita and the Medicean Fortress of Girifalco. A few kilometres from the centre you can find hermitage Le Celle, where Saint Francis lived.
Pienza is a quiet town within the province of Siena characterised by typical shops where one can taste excellent local wines and the famous sheep cheese. Pope Pio II was born in Pienza, a town that has been described as an excellent example of Renaissance architecture.
In Montepulciano you can taste specialties like the famous wine “Nobile di Montepulciano” and local "pecorino" sheep cheese. Thanks to its central location between Valdichiana and Val d’Orcia, Montepulciano is one of the most beautiful towns in the province of Siena. A visit to Piazza Grande, the highest point in town, is not to be missed with its Town Hall dating back to the 14th century and the Cathedral designed by Taddeo di Bartolo.
Montalcino is renowned worldwide for its “Brunello”, a top-quality red wine. While visiting Montalcino, it is possible to stop in the historic cellars of the town to taste the excellent local wines and other typical products. This town of Etruscan and Roman origin is also appreciated for its Town Hall, seat of the Municipal Museum, the Castle built in 1361 and out of the town theBenedictine Abbey of Sant’Antimo.