October in Tuscany, Fantastic opportunities
October in Tuscany, Fantastic opportunities for your holidays in Tuscany
SIENA ( SIENNA ) - CITY OF THE PALIO
In the Roman age it was a minor centre, known Sena, Siena was the capital of the meridional part of Tuscany for ages. The city had its best time between the end of the 1200 and the middle of 1400, basing its economy on commercial and banking activity, also due to the proximity of Rome. Today, the city is famous for districts (contrade) and Palio.
TOWN OF THE BEAUTIFUL TOWERS
Between the ancient towns of Tuscany, the one which has got intact its urban and buiding structure is San Gimignano. Its fame and its travel attraction, is due to the presence of the 15 towers still present today out of 72 which existed in the 1300. It is a symbol of the nobility due to an economical explosion during the 1200. Every family wanted to build a mansion with a tower which was necessary to admire the view.
CASTELLINA IN CHIANTI
HEART OF CHIANTI CLASSICO WINE
Castellina in Chianti hold the four-sided look, built from the Florentine at the end of 1300, but better fortified during the following century, a period in which was edified the bridge.
In the vicinity are various Etruscan tombs.
PISA - THE LEANING TOWER
The monumental building which includes the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the leaning tower and the near cimitery, is definately one of the most famous places in the world. The presence of a charateristic steeple, recently saved from a devastanting collapse, leaves second for impotance the other monuments which are authentic masterpieces of architecture and sculpture.