Colle Val d’Elsa - Colle Val d’Elsa can be described by narrow alleyways and palaces dating back to the XV century. The oldest and highest part is identified as the home of Arnolfo da Cambio, who was responsible for the design of Duomo of Florence. Colle Val d’Elsa is renowned around the world for its production of crystal and glass.
Monteriggioni – A fortified town actually built in the 13th century by the Siena feudal lords. The town is surrounded by walls that attract archaeologists, historians and international tourists. In Dante’s Divine Comedy, the towers of Monteriggioni evoked the giants that encircled the abyss of hell. At night the towers and walls are lit up by a beautiful golden light that makes this city appear as if it is floating above the surrounding valley.
San Gimignano - This is another little medieval jewel known for the 72 towers that were built to defend the city and for the sweetness of its typical wine, “Vernaccia di San Gimignano”. When there, visit the Museum of Torture and the Torre Grossa, one of the highest towers of the city, located in Piazza del Duomo.
Lucca - Important centre of the ancient Via Francigena, that connected Canterbury and Rome, Lucca was virtually the capital of Tuscany during the collapse of the Roman Empire. The Renaissance walls of the city are one of the best preserved throughout Europe. When there visit the Roman Amphitheatre which dates back to the II century A.C.
Vinci – The birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci hosts a beautiful museum devoted to the Renaissance artist that is one of the most visited in Tuscany. Inside the Castle Of Conti Guidi, a marvellous medieval fortress dating back to the XI century, the museum contains an invaluable collection of Leonardo’s inventions.