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Siena, S.Giminiano, Firenze

Duration 3 days 2 nights Minimum people 4
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Siena: visit to the historic center:

Piazza del Campo, is the magical place where the famous Palio takes place twice a year. The Palazzo Comunale, the Torre del Mangia, the Fonte Gaia and numerous monuments and stately palaces overlook it. In front of the Cathedral there is the Museum complex of Santa Maria della Scala, once the largest and oldest hospital in Europe dating from the.Middle Ages and now a museum that tells a thousand years of history of the city, here Santa Caterina da Siena assisted the sick and pilgrims on their way to Rome. After visiting the squares and museums, you can stroll through the streets of the surrounding area where there are numerous shops, selling typical products and many restaurants. Banchi di Sopra is the main street, then you can go on along Via di Città and Via dei Montanini.

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Saint Gimignano.

Located about halfway along the Via Francigena, between Siena and Florence, standing on a hill and surrounded by walls. It is one of the best examples of a medieval city, and stands out for its towers that rise towards the sky. In the Middle Ages there were 72 tower-houses and now 14 remain. The oldest is the Torre Rognosa dating from 1200; the highest is the Torre del Podestà, also called Torre Grossa which is 54 meters high. For art fix, just visit a few churches, in particular the Collegiate Church, also known as the Duomo and the Church of Sant'Agostino, full of extraordinary frescoes by the greatest painters of the time.

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Florence

One of the most beautiful cities in the world, with an unparalleled artistic heritage. The historic center offers some extraordinary monuments such as the Duomo, known as Santa Maria del Fiore, with the famous Brunelleschi's dome, the largest masonry dome ever built in the world. Every part of this religious building is a work of art, and the church can be considered an "open-air museum". In front of the Duomo stands the Battistero di San Giovanni, the oldest church in Florence (today the “minor Basilica”), with three extraordinary doors: The South Gate, the oldest, built between 1330 and 1336 by the sculptor Andrea Pisano; the North Door, with panels showing events from the New Testament, the Evangelists and the Fathers of the Church; the third gate, Michelangelo called it the Gate of Paradise, a great masterpiece by the goldsmith and sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti and his famous collaborators.

Also in Florence we find the Uffizi Gallery with one of the oldest, richest and most famous art collections in the world,

the Basilica of San Lorenzo, designed by Brunelleschi by order of the Medici, with the Medici Chapels inside, with monumental tombs sculpted by Michelangelo Buonarroti and the Accademia gallery where David is preserved in all its magnificence, as well as numerous other works. The great medieval and Renaissance art has left indelible imprints on

numerous palaces but above all in the churches, truly real museums. the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella with its splendid marble facade, where the Trinity by Masaccio and the famous crucifixes by Giotto and Brunelleschi are located and the Basilica of Santa Croce where Machiavelli, Galileo and Michelangelo are also buried

 

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