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Pienza

Pienza

UNESCO cultural patrimony of mankind, Pienza is certainly the most important of the many historic towns of the Chiana and the Orcia Valleys, right after Montepulciano (15km one from the other).

 

Pienza has started as a Siennese citadel, called Corsignano, from what lasts only a piece of city walls, and ....

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Cortona

Cortona

Dominating the Val di Chiana, Cortona stands on an olive-clad hill at about six hundred and fifty metres above sea level. Its origins are lost in the nights of time, said to pre-date both Rome and Troy. Extensive traces of its Etruscan past emerge to document its role as one ....

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Pistoia

Pistoia

Pistoia, Tuscany is definite one of the undiscovered treasures, filled with lovely historic back alleys and side streets, you can literally get lost in the wealth of stories hidden in its heart. Today Pistoia is a world center for the manufacturing of trains and other metal products. In fact in ....

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Lucca

Lucca

Piazza Anfiteartro, which takes on the shape of the antique roman amphitheater which it is built on is truly unique. In the medieval times, the square or piazza took the shape it has now as homes were built on the out edges of the walls of the theater and small ....

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Siena

Siena

Siena may be the best-preserved medieval city in Italy, thanks to its conquest by Florence nearly 500 years ago. While the Florentines were busy launching the Renaissance, the Senese played the role of country cousins--and as a result, Siena (or at least the walled portion of the city) still looks ....

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