Art, history and culture - Castello Banfi
 
Art, history and culture - Castello Banfi
 

Perched high on a hill dominating the Elsa River Valley along the ancient Francigena pilgrimage route, the city of San Gimignano can be distinguished from afar for its profile of 16 tall medieval towers, for which it is sometimes called “the Manhattan of Tuscany.”

Within the walled city visitors can admire the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta, dating to the Romanesque era with its precious frescoes of the Sienese school and both public and private buildings that retain their antique splendor. 

Also renowned for its wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, this medival gem is an ideal stopover to taste traditional Tuscan dishes. 

 

Places to visit

  • Siena is known throughout the world for its great artistic heritage and the harmonious style of its urban structure. The Duomo is on of Italy’s best examples...
  • Descending from Montalcino’s hilltop into the valley of the Orcia River, head towards San Quirico d’Orcia to discover its Italian renaissance gardens...
  • To fulfill a completely spiritual experience, the nearby Abbey of Sant’Antimo welcomes those who desire simply to admire its Romanesque architecture as well...
  • Situated in the Sienese countryside, north-west of Monte Amiata and at the end of the Orcia River Valley, Montalcino stands out like an island in the heart of Tuscany....