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Montalcino
Montepulciano

Siena (Italian pronunciation: [ˈsjɛːna]) is a city in Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the province of Siena. The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation’s most visited tourist attractions, with over 163,000 international arrivals in 2008. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year.

Monteriggioni is a comune in the province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany. The town is architecturally and culturally significant; it hosts several piazzas, and is referenced in Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy.

Arezzo (Italian pronunciation: [aˈrettso])is a city and comune in Italy, capital of the province of the same name, located in Tuscany. Arezzo is about 80 kilometres southeast of Florence. There are many other historical buildings that prove the importance of Arezzo in the centuries. Its origins date back to the Etruscans, as it was one of the greatest Etruscan towns. Then it became a strategic Roman city. Nowadays the upper part of the town, however, keeps a remarkable medieval aspect with the Cathedral and the Medici Fortress.

Volterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri, to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and comune in the Tuscany region of Italy. Volterra is the city of alabaster par excellence, the tradition dating back to the Etruscans. The Alabaster Museum displays over 300 works of alabaster art, together with antiques and paintings.

San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy. Known as the Town of Fine Towers, San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture, unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses, which, with its hilltop setting and encircling walls form “an unforgettable skyline”.

Montalcino is a hill town and comune in Tuscany, Italy. It is famous for its Brunello di Montalcino wine.

Montepulciano is a medieval and Renaissance hill town and comune in the Italian province of Siena in southern Tuscany. Montepulciano is a major producer of food and drink. Renowned for its pork, cheese, “pici” pasta, lentils, and honey, it is known world-wide for its wine. Connoisseurs consider its Vino Nobile, which should not be confused with varietal wine merely made from the Montepulciano grape, among Italy’s best.



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