FLORENCE (75 km from Siena)
You cannot stay in Tuscany without visiting Florence. It would be impossible to remember all the religious monuments, museums and majestic palaces in Florence: you just have to visit them.
CERTALDO (46 km from Siena)
Hometown of the famous writer and poet Boccaccio, this ancient town still maintains untouched its medieval charm. You can reach the castle, where there is Boccaccio's home, by car or by funicular which starts from the main square of the new side of the town. Very folkloristic is the "Boccaccesca", a typical wine and food festival.
VOLTERRA (53 km from Siena)
Famous for its historical monuments and for the alabaster manufacturing. In Volterra you can find historical testimoniances from Etruscan period onwards. Very interesting the museums: the Etruscan Museum, the Civic art gallery, the Holy Art Museum and the Alabaster museum.
CORTONA (73 km from Siena)
Thanks to its high position (600 meters above sea level) it offers a wonderful panorama above the whole Valdichiana. There are also many important Medieval and Renaissance monuments and buildings. Very interesting the Etruscan Academy Museum.
AREZZO (86 km from Siena)
There are a lot of important monuments to visit, probably the most interesting and famous one is the Saint Francesco Church (XII Century), restored at the beginning of the last Century. Inside there is the well-known "Leggenda della Croce" (Legend of the Cross), painted by Piero della Francesca.
PISA (147 km from Siena)
Piazza del Duomo (Duomo Square), best known as "Campo dei Miracoli" ("Square of Miracles") is a wide and walled area, partly paved and partly grassed, hosts four great religious monuments: the Duomo, the famous Leaning Tower, the Baptistry and the Camposanto.
TUSCAN COAST AND BEACHES
Tuscany is also sea: The Argentario, The Etruscan Coast, the Versilia and the Islands: l'Isola del Giglio, l'Isola d'Elba and Capraia.