Art, Cities and…

Mezzavia is the ideal starting point for excursions through Tuscany and Umbria into beautiful cities full of monuments and works of art:
Arezzo (45’) – Perugia (45’) – Firenze (50’)


For those who want to relax taking proper care of their own health and well-being as well, Le Crete Vacanze has an agreement with the San Giovanni Terme Rapolano spa in Rapolano (15′). To receive discount vouchers ask at reception upon your arrival.

Wine Tours

Mezzavia is situated in the heart of one of the most important wine production areas in Tuscany: Brunello di Montalcino, Nobile di Montepulciano and Chianti Classico. We can arrange interesting wine tours, even for a few people.

Tastes of Tuscany

You can discover typical flavors of Tuscany and Siena in several small restaurants where you can enjoy the famous “Crete Senesi” white truffle.

Site Transitoire

(3' approx.)

On the hill facing Mezzavia, among the “Crete” of Leonina and Camposodo (site SCI), is located the famous Site Transitoire, sculpture of Jean-Paul Philippe.


UNESCO World Heritage (10’ approx.)

Siena reached its period of maximum splendor between 1150 and 1300, when most of its monuments were built: the Duomo, the Palazzo Pubblico, the Torre del Mangia. Its several museums (the Opera del Duomo Museum, the Complex of Santa Maria della Scala, the Civic Museum, the National Picture Gallery of Siena) collect beautiful works of art.


(12’ approx.)

With its Civic Archaeological Museum and its Sacred Art Museum: from the precious artifacts from Etruscan tombs to the paintings and carvings made by leading artists of Siena, from the 14th to the 16th century.

Certosa di Pontignano

(15’ approx.)

The beautiful monastery, founded in 1343, today houses the University of Siena’ conference centre.


UNESCO World Heritage (30’ approx.)

With its imposing fortress, it still retains the charm of a medieval village. It is part of the Val d’Orcia Natural Artistic and Cultural Park and is famous for its wine “Brunello”. Nearby there is the Abbey of St. Antimo, outstanding example of Romanesque architecture.


(15’ approx.)

The Benedictine Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, with its beautiful fresco paintings.


UNESCO World Heritage (35’ approx.)

Small Etruscan village, had its maximum growth between the 13th and the 14th century, many of its monuments and works of art indeed date from this period. It is known for being the birthplace of the Italian poet Poliziano and for its “Vino Nobile”.


UNESCO World Heritage (40’ approx.)

Built by order of Pope Pius II after the designs of the Rossellino, between 1459 and 1462, it is the Renaissance city par excellence.

San Gimignano

UNESCO World Heritage (35’ approx.)

A small Etruscan village of the Hellenistic period (III-I century BC), had an extraordinary flowering of artistic activity during the Middle Ages thanks to the crossing of the “Francigena” road. It is famous for its several towers.


(45' approx.)

Defined by Gabriele D’Annunzio as “The city of wind and stone”, Volterra was founded by the Etruscans in the 8th century BC, a true city-state with its 7 km of walls. It is famous for its alabaster.

San Galgano

The Abbey of San Galgano, one of the most evocative places in the itineraries of Tuscan spirituality, will pass in September, in the name of cultural federalism, from the State to the Municipality of Chiusdino, the birthplace of the saint to whom the complex is dedicated. The construction of the abbey began in 1218 on the initiative of the Cistercian monks, who with their network of monasteries revolutionized the medieval spirituality by sanctioning the transition from monasticism of hermits to a religiosity more anchored to the economic needs of the territories.