" There are many activities to do in the nearby area not to be missed "

San Gimignano is no doubt one of the most stunning medieval scenery of Tuscany. Located on a hill in the area of ''Val D'Elsa'' (between Siena and Florence), this famous medieval village still continues to enchant us with its 14 towers (originally 72!). It will be love at first sight once arrived there, the towers soar in the sky, for this reason it has been renamed ''the Manhattan of Middle Age''.

Once the seat of the Counts Alberti, Certaldo becomes Florentine in 1293. Today the town consists of a medieval quarter surrounded by walls on the summit of a hill and a modern part at the ground. The oldest part preserves some interesting remains: the house of Boccaccio, a XII Century poet was born here and on the highest point the beautiful Palazzo del Vicario, decorated with coats of arms. Romanesque churches in the neighbouhood.

Just 30 Km far from the Villa, this tiny fortress-village was built in 1219 and used throughout Siena's history of war against Florence as its northermost bastion. Its crown-like circular wall with 14 towers stands high and visible for miles from the surrounding territory. 

Once a member of the Etruscan ''dodecapolis'', Volterra still contains substantial evidence of this ancient civilisation. The subsequent Roman influence is also apparent with the remains of an amphitheatre, which today is the set for summer festivals.

The Chianti Classico region is located in the centre of Tuscany, between Siena and Florence. It comprises of the entire communities of Radda, Gaiole, Castellina in Chianti, Greve in Chianti and other hill top villages. For tasting wine, buying wine or simply watching the wine-produting precess from the beginning to the end, the Chianti Region is the perfect place to visit. Seach for ''GALLO NERO'' (Black Rooster), it is the mark of guarantee distinguishing bottles of Chianti Classico wine produced by only few members.

The focal point of the town is its shell-shaped Piazza del Campo, built on the confluence of three hills on which the city stands. The square is the house of the famous Palio horse race. 

FIRENZE 55/60 Km
To appreciate Florence, it is important to prepare ourselfs. Be prepared for long queues, even out of high season, particulary for the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia. It is possible to book in advance at +39 (0)55 29 48 83. If you are planning to shopping in Florence, try to avoid Monday mornings when lots of shops and museums are closed (also Uffizi). Not to be missed the Boboli Garden, a historic park of the city, ideal to escape for a short break out of the crowds. Piazzale Michelangelo well worths a visit if you would like to have a great view on the whole city.