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Take a medieval castle with its thick fortified walls and mix it with contemporary art and you will find a truly unique way to explore Tuscany. Stuck in the middle of the continuous battle between Florence and Siena, the Rocca di Staggia has led a tumultuous life; each step of which is explained to you in the guided tour available with the ticket. Visit the towers, the walls, learn the history of the cross roads of via Francigena, via Romana and Cammino di Compostela, find out how the influence of the Crusades and the work by Brunelleschi impacted the castle and its part in history.
La Rocca di Staggia
Castello di Potentino
Dating from the mid-11th Century, Castello di Potentino is an ancient castle built on an Etruscan site. It lies in a secret valley in one of the last undiscovered corners of Tuscany – Monte Amiata. The medieval building is surrounded by u...
Fattoria San Martino
Sitting at the end of a track surrounded by wild roses, lavender and birds, Fattoria San Martino is soft ochre-hued fattoria (farmhouse), restored with earth-tone pigments and wrapped around by an enchanting garden with a lily pond pool in ...
Il Battistero Siena
Steeped in history and impossibly well located in the epicentre of the gemlike, medieval hill town of Siena, this narrow, elegant four-storey palazzo on Piazza San Giovanni sits right by the gothic Baptistery. Local owners, Giovanni and his moth...
Built on a hilltop, steeped in history and synonymous with elegance, Cortona is a dream destination with a glorious past. The legendary de' Medici family ruled Cortona in the 15th Century and it was during this Renaissance period that&n...