The city of the Palio
Home to the Palio, in Piazza del Campo
A stopover in Siena, home to the Palio is a must, organized in Piazza del Campo twice a year. Palazzo Comunale and Torre del Mangia on the square where you can climb to enjoy a splendid view of the city stand out.
The Cathedral of the city in the Romanesque-Gothic style is also a must-see; go inside to see the floor and famous works such as the pulpit by Nicola Pisano. The Baptistery, with its baptismal font, are also other extremely significant works of art to see.
Taste the typical local sweets in Siena such as the Panforte and Ricciarelli.
On the way back, stop at Monteriggioni, a tiny medieval village; few kilometres beyond, heading to Florence, you will have the opportunity to stroll among the walls and the fourteen medieval towers of San Gimignano and taste the exclusive “most delicious ice cream in the world”.