Monteriggioni & Siena - 26 km from San Gimignano
Visit Monteriggioni takes just a few hours, but it is a must-see before visiting Siena. Monteriggioni represents one of the most important walled castles in the territory. It has incredibly preserved an intact structure as if time had never passed on the hill from which it elegantly dominates the surrounding landscape.
Siena is an historical medieval town, among the most beautiful in Italy, it is immersed in a suggestive landscape. In Piazza del Campo, twice a year occurs the Palio di Siena: an historical horse race filled with local color and folklore. A visit would include Palazzo Comunale with the imposing Torre Del Mangia and the Civic Museum, the monumental Santa Maria della Scala. The Duomo Museum with Duccio da Buoninsegna’s master works. Finally the Pinacoteca, a museum that shows the artistic evolution of the city.