Il Parco di Lignano
Starting from the Castello di rigutinelli, in a few minutes is possible to reach the facilities of the park, situated in Monte Lignano, at a height of 837m, outfitted with wooden tables placed under the pines and grills for cooking meat and where you can have a picnic or outdoor dining. Within the Parco di Lignano there is the Lignano Zoo where many animal species live, and where you can take rest after a nice walk or a horse ride.
Characterized by a medieval style, is famous for the Roman amphitheater, located between via Crispi and Margaritone, Piazza Guido Monaco, a 100m diameter square dating back to 800, Petrarca’s House, situated in Via dell’Orto, the Fortezza dei Medici, built in 1500 by the Medici of Florence. Other famous buildings are Palazzo dei Priori, which is seat of the municipality of Arezzo, built between the fourteenth and fifteenth century, today seat of the public library of Arezzo and Vasari’s Square (known as Piazza Grande), the oldest square in the city and the most beautiful in Italy.
Protected by its mighty walls, Cortona is a sandstone colored town that releases an historical and medieval atmosphere. We recommend a visit to its two main museums: the Diocesan Museum, (where there are important works by Luca Signorelli and Fra Angelico) and the Museum of the Etruscan Academy ( where there are Etruscan , Roman and Egyptian important collections ) . The Convento delle Celle is a sacred building located in Le Celle, situated within the town of Cortona , in the province of Arezzo. The Franciscan settlement was founded in 1211 by the saint himself, who returned there in 1226 before dying, and was extensively restored in 1969. The complex, built inside a narrow valley, is very impressive for the amenities and the spirituality of the place. The monk’s dwellings and the local convent grow on both sides of the valley .For more information: cortona.net (30 min ) Show Map "Ie Celle di San Francesco "
Lucignano is one of the most interesting towns of Tuscany characterized by the original elliptical build castle, enclosed by walls and guarded by towers.
The Church of St. Francis is one of the most important examples of Gothic architecture and presents a Egyptian cross floor plan, conforming to the "hut " or " barn" scheme that from southern Tuscany and Umbria spread throughout Europe. (30 min)
Montalcino e Montepulciano
Two towns famous for their fine wines : Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The architecture of Montalcino, dominated by a pentagonal fortress and its towers and Montepulciano, called "the pearl of the sixteenth century " for the many works of Renaissance artists . (50 min)
This small town in the province of Siena stands on a hill, in the solitary silent majesty of the Val Orcia. was commissioned by the enthusiasm of his illustrious citizen Enea Silvio Piccolomini , who then became Pope Pius II , and symbolizes the realization of the ideal city cherished by the humanists . Since 1996 Pienza is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, for the balance of forms and harmony of proportions that characterize it. For more information: nautilus-mp.com/comunepienza (1 hour)
Siena is the city of the Palio, which take place twice a year (2 July and 16 August), where the 17 historic districts play with fury and passion to celebrate the Madonna of Provenzano. In addition to the famous Piazza del Campo, you must not lose the other two " thirds " of the city, dominated respectively by the splendor of the Cathedral with its black and white striped bell tower and S. Domenico , an imposing brick built Gothic style church. For more information: comune.siena.it (1 hour)
Among the green valley of the Tiber River and Lake Trasimeno rises the delicious Umbrian capital. Access to the city is characterized by the ancient Etruscan remains and immediately you are welcomed by the charm of the old roads, palaces, churches and marbles, from the Guelph lion and the griffin, symbol of the Palazzo dei Priori. Enchanting are Fontana Maggiore, the superb frescoes by Perugino where heroes, sibyls, prophets and virtues come to life. For more information: comune.perugia.it , provincia.perugia.it (1 hour)
Home of art and culture, Florence is a cultural landmark visited by travelers from all over the world. Rich in architectural monuments, activities and events, you can lose yourself among the cultural itineraries to the discovery of painting, sculpture, poetry and art. The Arno divides the city into two unequal parts, and there are countless treasures that speak of Dante, Giotto, Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Lorenzo il Magnifico, to name just a few of the characters that embellished the city. Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi, S. Trinity in S. Maria Novella, the Duomo and S.Corece are only a few of the places worth a visit. For more information: comune.firenze.it (1 hour)
San Gimignano is a town of nearly 8,000 souls declared World Heritage by UNESCO for its characteristic old town medieval architecture.
The town was built on a site inhabited by the Etruscans, certainly in the third century BC, and today is especially famous for the medieval towers that still stand on its landscape. It's also rich of religious sites such as the Collegiate Church ( Cathedral ), Pieve Santa Maria and many more. (1 hour and 30 minutes)