Travel To Siena / San Gimignano, Tuscany-Italy

For our fourth days, we are heading to Siena & San Gimignano,Tuscany. If you are looking for a unique and unforgettable experience, traveling to Siena and Gimignano in Tuscany is an absolute must. These charming towns are packed with history, culture, and breathtaking views, making them perfect for anyone who wants to take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life. With its rolling hills, vineyards, and olive groves, Tuscany is truly a sight to behold.

Siena

 Siena, is located in Tuscany, Italy, boasts of its medieval architecture that has been preserved since 1300.

This magnificent city has carefully maintained its unique heritage, making it a must-visit destination. 

Additionally, Siena is home to the oldest bank in the world, the Monte dei Paschi Bank, which has been in operation since 1472. If you’re looking to explore the surrounding areas, you can visit San Gimignano, known for its towering structures often referred to as the “medieval Manhattan.”

 

From the parking lot to up the hill, you will take the installed escalators to take the sting out of walking up the slope. It will take you up close to Porta Camollia. From there, if you turn left, you can walk in a more or less straight line to Piazza del Campo, the main square at the heart of the city

 ♥The walk down was just under a mile.

Travel To Siena & San Gimignano,Tuscany-Italy
going up to Siana scaled
map of building
map of siena
walking out from Siena

Siena Cathedral

Take a stroll through the stunning cathedral of Palio city, with its breathtaking collection of rich artworks. The cathedral’s striking two-tone black and white design pays homage to the colors of the city of Siena’s coat of arms. Known as the Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta, Siena Cathedral is a truly remarkable example of Romanesque-Gothic architecture and is considered one of the most significant churches in Italy. 

The façade is made of white marble with decorative accents in red Siena marble and serpentine marble from Prato.

 

Walking around Town

Best Place for Sweets & Someone love it !!

napking with name of the place
Caffe A,Nannini
quin enjoy ih dessert
Q was unaware that hot chocolate was so thick, so he poured it on his dessert.
desserts in the window
Showcase -A small section
dessert in Siena
Sooo Good
another dessert
cappichino

San Gimignano

San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy. Known as the Town of Fine Towers, San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture, unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses, which, with its hilltop setting and encircling walls, form “an unforgettable skyline”. Within the walls, the well-preserved buildings include notable examples of both Romanesque and Gothic architecture, with outstanding examples of secular buildings as well as churches.

around the corner

Historic Centre of San Gimignano - Piazza della Cisterna

Piazza della Cisterna is a piazza in San Gimignano, Italy. It has a triangular shape with a slight natural slope and is connected to the nearby Piazza del Duomo by an open passage. The pavement is brick and the piazza is surrounded by houses and medieval towers.

Piazza della Cisterna, the heart of the medieval city, was named after the travertine fountain

Piazza della Cisterna

Walking Around

Shopping -Food

Shopping Street
Shopping Street
Best place for chocolat and Goodies
Best place for chocolat and Goodies
goodies
Bought too MUCH !!!
Horror museum
While the kids were visiting the Museum of Horror, I went shopping.

Magnino Restaurent

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Magnino Restaurent
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Very good food there
my lunch
My lunch
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Delicious

Our next sleep over in Pisa

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Pisa Tower Plaza

This place is located just a 15-minute walk away from Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa. You can see the Leaning Tower from the parking lot, although it’s a bit far away. The location is modern, clean, and has air conditioning. Additionally, there is complimentary WIFI and friendly staff available. Looking forward to seeing the Pisa Tower tomorrow.

Note

We stopped in Siena to see the white and black church.  However, overall, Siena was disappointing as it felt overly commercialized.

 

Destinations

Rome

Vertibo & Bomarzo

Montepulciano & Pienza

Pisa & Portovenere

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