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’)
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.
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.
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.