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Discover Tuscany

The Hotel Leon Bianco is an ideal starting point to discover San Gimignano and the thousand faces of Tuscany.

You can immerse yourself in the vineyards of Chianti, lose yourself in the enchanted villages of the Val d'Orcia or within the walls of Monteriggioni. Not to mention the great cities of art: Florence, Siena, Volterra, Lucca. And that’s just the beginning ...

  • Siena

    One of the finest medieval cities in the world, home of the Palio and birthplace of great artists, Siena is a real pleasure to explore, a chest full of treasures: from the suggestive Piazza del Campo, dominated by the Palazzo Pubblico and the Torre del Mangia, to the Duomo. If you like art, you will love the paintings in the Civic Museum, and if you’re feeling peckish, you’ll appreciate the line of confectionery shops that sweeten the old town.

  • Volterra

    This enchanting city preserves the charm of its Etruscan origins. Admire the ancient city walls, the large entry doors, and the ruins of Volterra’s own acropolis. Take a leap forward in time with the remains of the Roman theater, and on to medieval towers and churches. Among the artisan shops and shops of local products, pick up some alabaster souvenirs, typical of Volterra.

  • Monteriggioni

    Monteriggioni is a town that is entirely fortified, just as was in the Middle Ages: time seems to have stood still on this hilltop. You will stroll in a daze, among crenellated towers, stone houses, and cobbled streets, immersed in the Tuscan countryside. In July, during the "Medieval Festival", noble gentlemen, people in costume, and courageous knights come back to life: this unique event is an exciting celebration.

  • Lucca

    This is one of the most popular cities in Tuscany for its unique combination of art, gardens, and leisure activities. You can walk along the intact, ancient walls which encircle the city and are dotted with green spaces and picnic areas. In this city of 100 churches, you should visit the Duomo and the Basilica of San Frediano. After visiting the Roman amphitheater, stop to taste some buccellato, a delicious local sweet bread.

  • Florence

    Florence: the "Cradle of the Renaissance" needs no introduction. You just have to decide where to start. Art and culture are here in every corner, from the Uffizi Gallery, to the majestic Duomo which is crowned by Giotto's bell tower and the Baptistry, and on to the old Medici family homes of Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti. The center of Florence offers a thousand opportunities to relax: from the boutiques of Via Tornabuoni to the theaters and historic cafés.

  • Chianti

    Visiting the territory of Chianti brings you on a journey into a world of flavors, aromas, colors, and traditions. The hero is, of course, our wine, which we suggest you taste in Panzano, Castellina, Greve, Radda, and Badia a Passignano. In these little towns, your food and wine itinerary will blend into the picture-postcard landscapes, among green hills, and medieval churches.

  • Certaldo

    Certaldo is a town with its medieval charm fully intact. Divided in two levels, Certaldo Basso and the Castello di Certaldo, you may already know it as the hometown of the great Boccaccio, and you can see his house and where he spent his childhood. In the upper part of Certaldo, stroll through cobbled streets past artisan shops, and enjoy an indescribable view of the Tuscan hills.

  • Val d’Orcia

    This area in the south of Tuscany is dotted with stunning little towns. Nature is the hero here, as the rows of cypress trees and lush vineyards yield some of their very best fruits. This is the homeland of Nobile di Montepulciano, Rosso di Montalcino and the Pecorino cheese of Pienza. Tucked away in the green landscape are the beautiful abbeys of Sant'Antimo and Monteoliveto.

  • Rapolano Terme

    After some touring around Tuscany, you‘ll need a refreshing break. Immerse yourself in the warm waters of Rapolano Terme, an hour away from San Gimignano. In this spa town deep in the Sienese countryside, you can relax in two areas: the Terme San Giovanni and the Terme Antica Querciolaia.

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