Itineraries on the road

Surroundings of Siena

Itineraries on the road

the surroundings of Siena by car or bus

The surroundings of Siena are beautiful to visit by car, because in this way you can fully appreciate the natural scenery and unparallelled Tuscan landscapes. If you want to discover Tuscany on the road, but don’t fancy driving all day, Antico Borgo San Lorenzo can hire a mini van to take you on a discovery of this wonderful land.

Wine tours in the gentle rolling hills of Chianti

The Chianti hills are one of the most characteristic landscapes around Siena, as well as being the area where the famous wine is produced.
During the tour it is possible to visit some farms to try the famous Chianti wine and taste the Extra Virgin Olive Oil, typical of this area. Further on, it will be possible to visit Castello di Brolio, which belonged to Baron Ricasoli, the inventor of the successful Chianti formula.

Val d'Orcia

The Val d’Orcia is an endless wonder, a Unesco heritage site and often the setting for films: from Franco Zeffirelli’s ‘Brother Sun, Sister Moon’ to Ridley Scott’s ‘Gladiator’ and Bernardo Bertolucci’s ‘Stealing Beauty’. As a first stop we suggest San Quirico d’Orcia and then on to Pienza, where you can admire the Renaissance palaces commissioned by its most celebrated citizen, Pope Pius II Piccolimini.

After a stop for lunch consisting of local products, we suggest continuing on to Rocca di Tentennano, after passing through Castiglion d’Orcia. From Rocca it is possible to appreciate the beautiful scenery of the barren Tuscan terrain. To conclude the on-the-road itinerary, we suggest a visit to Bagno Vignoni, a town famous for its thermal waters.

Val d'Elsa and Val di Merse

A one-day tour around the surroundings of Siena allows you to discover the two valleys bordering the city: Val d’Elsa and Val di Merse. The first stop on the route is Colle Val d’Elsa, known for its crystal glass production.
The charming medieval village with its characteristic narrow streets is also ideal for a walk. From here we suggest moving towards the ancient walls of Monteriggioni and taking a step back in time by walking along them.

In Monteriggioni you can visit the Armoury Museum for children, after which we suggest a visit to Abbadia Isola.

From here we proceed through the area of the marble quarries of the Montagnola Senese, to arrive at Stigliano, where we suggest a stop to try the tasty local food and wine and visit the beautiful Abbey of San Galgano.