The areas oh the Province of Siena

# 1

The region of

The areas oh the Province

Not only Siena, but all the things there are to admire in this vast Province that's rich in nature, art and history.

Here we offer the various areas that its composed of.

Il Chianti

This is the part of the Province of Siena called "doc" because of the famous wines produced by its earth. A vast area between Siena and Florence (which for a long time were disputed), characterised by a harmonious landscape of cypresses, parish churches and castles. They are part of the Chianti area, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Gaiole in Chianti and Radda in Chianti.

La Val d'Elsa

In the Middle Ages, thanks to the construction of the Via Francigena, this was the economic and political fulcrum for all Tuscany. The area has an important historical and artistic heritage, characterised by parishes, churches and ancient monuments. Famous for the manufacture of glass and saffron, it includes Casole D'Elsa, Colle Val D'Elsa, Monteriggioni, Poggibonsi, Radicondoli and San Gimignano.

La Val di Merse

With Chiusdino, Monticiano, Murlo and Sovicille, this forms the area of the fluvial basins of Farma and Merse. An area that is still very natural, and where the very rare "girded" pig reigns. The area of the famous open-air Abbey of San Galgano and of the fable of the sword in the stone, it includes Chiusdino, Monticiano, Murlo and Sovicille.

Le Crete Senesi

With its large hilly expanses with grayish hues, mounds of clay and sinuous streets, the round, whitish stones form a surreal and highly seductive landscape. Full of medieval villages, parish churches, castles and fortified forts, but above all of ancient farms that testify to the rural reality of these areas. The cities of Asciano, Buonconvento, Rapolano Terme and San Giovanni D'Asso form part of Crete.

La Val di Chiana

A wide area between Umbria and Tuscany, this is also called "Via del Benessere" due to its many thermal areas. A very rich area that offers many products from its own territory, from good wines to excellent oils and the most delicious cheeses. Forms a part of the Val di Chiana, Chianciano Terme, Cetona, Chiusi, Montepulciano, Sarteano, Sinalunga and Trequanda.

La Val d'Orcia

South of Tuscany, along the provinces of Siena and Grosseto. Val D'Orcia has been a protected park since 2 July 2004, when it was recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Surrounded by medieval castles, sinuous hills, ancient villages and cypress avenues, this is home to the finest Italian wines, including Brunello di Montalcino and Nobile di Montepulciano and Val D'Orcia, and includes Castiglion D'Orcia, Montalcino, Pienza and Radicofani.


One of the most famous ski resorts in Tuscany, with water courses, wild animals and dark beech and chestnut forests. A large volcano that is filled with odours and colours in Spring. Abbadia San Salvatore and Piancastagnaio form part of this area.