Marie MonnierOne of the most amazing Cathedral I had the chance to visit. There is so much details and attention put in the place you'll never be disappointed. The ceiling is breathtaking and the size of the monument is huge. If you are in Florence you HAVE to walk inside and enjoy this historical place.
ChinaMexGirlBuy your tickets in advance! I heard someone saying they had waited 2 hours before going in! Go early to enjoy viewing everything you can. Definietly worth visiting, and don't forget to take picures of the river while your upstairs, and the dome.
sculptorBuilt between 1215 and 1263, the cathedral is an early Italian building. The exterior and interior of the cathedral are made up of white and dark green marble, alternately striped, and black and white is the symbol color of Siena. A second large-scale expansion of the main body of the cathedral is planned in 1339, but the black death epidemic in 1348 brought work to a halt, and the work never resumed. Now the outer wall of the southern cathedral is visible. Climb one of the walls through narrow stairs to enjoy the city's beauty.
sculptorPiazza del Campo, the main public space in the historic center of Siena, Italy, is considered one of the most famous medieval squares in Europe, and is known worldwide for its beauty and architectural integrity. It was paved with red bricks of fishbone in 1349, with eight travertine lines that split the square into nine sections, radiating from the central drain to the entire square.
E45***58There’s a bus that’ll take you right to this piazzale. It’s one of the best places to see Florence from high up and also take a photo with a replica of Michaelangelo. Put this in your Florence list for sure!
长脸张少侠The Florence Academy of Fine Arts (Florence National Academy of Fine Arts) was founded in 1339, is the world's first Academy of Fine Arts, and is the highest art school in the world. The treasure of the town hall in the Academy's gallery is David Michelangelo, "The Image of David" is 3.96 meters high, together with the height of the base 5.5 meters, weight 5.5 tons, created 1501 years old. In the beautiful lines, the veins clearly visible, Michelangelo's ghost axes will be the human body of the beautiful display of the incisive, wood three points. The statue was erected in front of the Viccio Palace in the Piazza della Duo, but David's left arm was broken during a riot in the Piazza to avoid a repeat of the mistakes, and the statue of David was relocated here after its restoration in 1873. There are works of Venice-based Tuscan painters from the 14th to 18th centuries such as Giorgionne, Giovanni and Bellini, and also masterpieces of Italian art such as Titian's unfinished portrait of the Virgin Mary of Painting Jesus. Tickets: 12.5 Euro Time: 8:15-18:50 Location: Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50129 Firenze FI, Italian Bus: take the bus to Piazza Di San Marco Station, get off and walk about 50 meters south along Via Ricasoli Street to arrive
Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Province of Siena
9 Dec, 2021 Province of Siena Weather: Cloudy| Northeasterly Wind: 0–10 kph| Humidity: 87%| Sunrise/Sunset: 07:33/16:39
Province of Siena Driving: Suitable| Running: Not Recommended| Cycling: Not Recommended
Driving through the unique Crete senesi area, nearby the town of Asciano, there’s a perfect panoramic spot, ideal to relax, sip a glass of wine and wait for the sunset to be framed by Site Transitorie, a sculpture by the the French artist Jean-Paul Philippe. Site Transitoire means a place of passage, the stones installations are perfectly aligned to frame the sun during summer solstice, in symbiosis with the breathtaking panoramic view, the lake and golden hay hills.
🚗 from the town of Asciano, follow the directions to Castello di Leonina, the dirt road will lead you there.
🥾🚶♂️ trekking path and signs from Biancane di Leonina
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$95 for 1N booked on tripcom.sg led me here! The 13SqM room was really cosy but like Yotel, the space has all you need for a short stay - totally clean and functional. Headsup on the really bad soundproofing which, when coupled with inconsiderate guests, can destroy your sleep. But nonetheless fun for something different! ❤️
Along the via Francigena Route is located the beautiful medieval town of San Quirico, in the heart of the unique landscape of Val D’Orcia Natural Park. Beside walking around the historic center, l would recommend you two stops not to be missed:
📍📷 the Collegiate Church of Saints Quirico and Giuditta, example of the Romanesque architecture
📍📷 Horti Leonini, which is another highlight of San Quirico, it’s a beautiful example of Italian renaissance style garden, you’ll find the entrance of the Horti Leonini proceeding to the main square. (Free entrance)
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It's a gem in a breathtaking landscape, in the heart or Val d'Orcia natural park.
The main road will lead you towards the center where instead of an usual main square, you'll have a large pool, the iconic rectangular tub source of natural thermal water, called Piazza delle Sorgenti (Springs' Square).
And just below the tiny center you'll be able to reach Parco dei Mulini, built in the 12th century, still actively feeding the numerous spa facilities surrounding the town and where you can freely treat yourself in the bath dug.
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HIDDEN GEM ALERT! Italy-Tuscany Roadtrip 🚗
After visiting the medieval old town of Colle Val D'Elsa (Colle Alta) 25 km from Siena, it's time to submerge yourself and your thoughts in nature, following the path of Elsa river, Sentierelsa, an easy trekking route of about 4 km.
📍Getting there: If you arrive by car the best location to park is in the location of Gracciano, near the San Marziale's Church and bridge, where the the route starts, equipped with explanatory signs.
📷 What to expect It's a perfect place to swim, relax, admire the unreal blue of the water, flowers and the Diborrato waterfall!
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Siena is one of the most famous Italian cities and a place every tourist aims to visit during a trip to Tuscany. It is famous for its Palio that takes place twice a year, and for its characteristic narrow streets flanked by brick buildings.
The historic city is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO and is filled with beautiful and interesting places to visit. But what are the things you shouldn't miss, on any account? This post will help you by highlighting a selection of monuments, churches and buildings, and providing useful tips.
Siena is my favorite place to revel in medieval Italy. The town is an architectural time warp, where pedestrians rule and the present feels like the past.
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Tuscany is famous for its sumptuous landscapes, classified among the most beautiful landscapes in Europe but also for the beautiful city of Florence and Siena. You will also find picturesque and preserved cities in Tuscany.
Protected by its imposing wall and its high towers, the city of San Gimignano has hardly changed since the thirteenth century. Book your hotel, guesthouse, B&B in San Gimignano at the best price or enjoy a stay in Florence or Siena and offer you the best activities and tours in Tuscany.
Greece has always been one of the top travel destinations on our bucket list, so spending 12 days exploring 4 different destinations with Journey Greece and SPG Hotels & Resorts was a dream come true! As much as we love traveling, we find it difficult to maintain a balanced lifestyle while on the road. We usually try to get back in a healthy routine when we get home to Bali (did you see our recent Bali self care post?) but as we are traveling, we tend to get off track. We were so excited to partner with Journey Greece for 12 days of fitness + wellness around Greece to prove it is actually possible to keep up with a healthy lifestyle while traveling!
The first stop on our fitness + wellness journey was to the infamous island of Mykonos! Mykonos is full of classic Greek charm that you would expect to see when planning a trip to Greece: whitewashed cubiform buildings with blue accents, seaside bars and restaurants, winding streets full of shops, and of course, bougainvillea all along the way. It is a must-see destination for any Greece trip— and starting our adventure off here was the perfect introduction to Greece! Staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle in Mykonos was easy thanks to our stay at Santa Marina Resort! Here are some ways we were able to balance fitness + wellness during our time on the island
#mynovgetaway Montepulciano is a medieval hilltop town in Tuscany, Italy. Surrounded by vineyards, it’s known for its vino nobile red wine. The Torre di Pulcinella is a clock tower topped by a figure of the Pulcinella, a commedia dell’arte character. On the Piazza Grande is the 14th-century Palazzo Comunale, with a tower offering views of the surrounding countryside. Also here is the Duomo, with a huge triptych above its altar. According to legend, it was founded by the Etruscan King Lars Porsena of Chiusi. Recent findings prove that a settlement was in existence in the 4th-3rd centuries BC. In Roman times it was the seat of a garrison guarding the main roads of the area.
After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, it developed as a religious center under the Lombards. In the 12th century it was repeatedly attacked by the Republic of Siena, which the Poliziani faced with the help of the Perugia and Orvieto, and sometimes Florence, communes. The 14th century was characterized by constant struggles between the local noble families, until the Del Pecora family became rulers of the town. From 1390, Montepulciano was a loyal ally (and later possession of Florence and, until the mid-16th century, lived a period of splendour with architects such as Antonio da Sangallo the Elder, Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola, Baldassarre Peruzzi, Ippolito Scalza and others, building luxurious residences and other edifices here. In 1559, when Siena was conquered by Florence and Montepulciano lost its strategic role, its importance declined.