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Spending a holiday in Italy could be just the relaxation you need. This holiday, plan a trip to the province of Siena located in the Tuscany region of Italy. If you are worried about accommodation, you could always opt for self-catering apartments Siena has. Alternatively, you can hire Siena holiday villas. You can start your holiday from the capital of the province which is also called Siena. The city is an ancient one. It was founded in 450 BC by the Etruscans. So there is plenty of history waiting to be discovered. In fact, the historic centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Holiday apartments in Siena will allow you to enjoy the city’s beauty, narrow roads and alleyways and of course the fabulous Piazza del Campo. The Piazza is considered to be one of the most beautiful and popular piazzas in the country. It was built in the latter half of the 13th century and gradually became the hub of the city. Today, boundaries of the Piazza del Campo function as racetrack, while the centre functions as a grandstand for the annual horse race that is held in July.
Staying in holiday villas in Siena city, you will be able to visit the Mangia Tower and get a breathtaking view of the entire city and the Tuscany Hills. While you may have to climb 505 steps to reach the top, the view is worth the tiring climb! It is just too beautiful to be missed. The Siena holiday apartments can put you in close proximity to the historic and beautiful Siena Cathedral. The Cathedral was built in the early half of the 13th century. Your breath will be taken away when you look at the beautiful façade that is made from white and green marble, giving the Cathedral an extremely distinctive appearance. Once you step inside, you will be awed by the beautiful artwork that covers every inch of the walls, floor and ceiling.
The villas in Siena will also allow you to enjoy a wine tour around the province. There are some excellent wine schools in the province where you can go for wine tasting and learn all about Tuscany’s famous wine. You can even visit vineyards when you stay in holiday apartments in Siena province. Be sure to taste some of the classic wines, such as Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino. When you stay in holiday villas Siena province has, do not miss an opportunity to visit the charming and beautiful town of Castellina. Nestled between hills, this charming town in Chianti region will win you over. The town is dotted with buildings that have red roofs and yellow brick walls, and it is surrounded by woods. Staying in a holiday apartment in Siena province, you will be able to visit the 16th century San Salvatore Church, the tombs of Monte Calvario that have been around since the Etruscan times and the Necropolis of Poggino. You can use villas Siena province offers here to visit the neighbouring towns, such as Radda, which has abundant vineyards and olive groves, and communes, such as Panzano, Castello di Volpaia and Greve.
Montepulciano is another town where you can stay in villas in Siena province. This is a mediaeval and Renaissance town that is located on a high ridge. It is filled with beautiful buildings, such as the Palazzo Communal and Duomo, which offers great insight into Sienese architecture. Be sure to try out the Vino Nobile wine here, which is considered to be one of the finest Italian wines. The town of San Gimignano used to be a popular stopover for Catholics during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance era when they used to head to Rome for a pilgrimage. Today, the town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so you can be certain that it has a lot to offer. When you stay at holiday apartments in Siena province, you can visit the 13th century Communal Palace, the Collegiata at Piazza del Duomo and the 13th century Chiesa di Sant’Agostino for its 15th century fresco painted by Benozzo Gozzoli. Be sure to visit the Cappella di San Bartolo, which is located at the entrance of Chiesa di Sant’Agostino, and check out the white marble altar and the remains of Saint Bartolo.
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