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Gambassi Terme

The heart of a territory known since ancient times for the presence of its regenerating saline waters and milestone of the Via Francigena, Gambassi Terme is a place historically dedicated to the welfare and reception.

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Located along the main communication routes since Etruscan times, many have crossed Gambassi Terme over the years. Milestone, especially for pilgrims on the Via Francigena, was the parish church of Santa Maria in Chianni that, even today, together with the surrounding trails, is one of the more attractive “paths” for walking and cycling in Europe.

A short distance far from the picturesque old town, which kept intact many of the buildings and medieval alleys and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, is the “Parco Benestare“, where, almost hidden by the trees, the Terme della Via Francigena exploit the beneficial properties of “Pillo water” proposing treatments for the care of body and spirit  perfectly matching with the natural taste of oil and wine that this land offers in abundance.

Places of interest in Gambassi Terme

  • Pieve di Santa Maria a Chianni
  • Terme della Via Francigena
  • Parco Benestare

Terme della Via Francigena

The “Terme della Via Francigena”, renovated and opened in 2015, offering services and treatments to meet all requests

A wellness and beauty area , where you can enjoy a  relaxing moment , lulled by the energy of the water; an area where they are offered Holistic and Sensory trails: feeling unique emotions in an innovative and welcoming ambience; Health area, which harnesses the power of water organoleptic sauce Pillo to treat disorders of the digestive and respiratory systems

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Villa Pillo Winery

A traditional farm in the heart of Chianti, in the province of Florence and close to San Gimignano. Its origins are medieval and cover an area of ​​500 hectares, surrounded by the beautiful Tuscan landscape.

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Villa Pillo, famous for its high quality wines, is a world reference point in the wine-making field.

 

Florence

Cradle of the Renaissance, domain of the powerful Medici family, Florence is a city that combines the features of a medieval village with those of a modern city with hundreds of thousands of inhabitants.

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It is famous worldwide for the Uffizi Museum and its vast amount of artwork. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a must see for anyone visiting Tuscany.

 

Monteriggioni

Monteriggioni, an ancient medieval village founded by the Sienese in 1200, was known for its impregnability, with its castle and 14 towers.

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Strategically positioned along the Via Francigena (the road linking Italy to France), Monteriggioni is a classic example of a fortified town made to protect its inhabitants.

Places to visit in Monteriggioni

  • Porta Franca
  • Porta San Giovanni
  • The village
  • The walls and 14 towers (including walkways)
  • The surrounding countryside

 

San Gimignano

Thirty kilometers from Siena in the Tuscan countryside stands San Gimignano, a medieval village that is almost a thousand years old, declared World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1990.

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A unique characteristic of San Gimignano is its 15 tower-homes, which originally were roughly seventy.

Towers were a source of pride and prestige for the noble families of San Gimignano and the oldest one, the Rognosa Tower, is over fifty meters high.

Places to visit in San Gimignano

  • Porta San Giovanni, majestic medieval door
  • Piazza della Cisterna, the antique square with a well that supplied the city with water
  • Piazza Sant’Agostino, dominated by the Sant’Agostino church with its numerous works of art
  • The Palazzo Comunale, with its famous frescoes
  • The Archaeological Museum
  • Modern Art Gallery

 

Leonardiano (Leonardo da Vinci) Museum

Dedicated to the Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci: Italian painter, engineer, scientist and inventor. The museum is located in the heart of Vinci, a medieval village where he was born.

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Open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Leonardiano Museum contains Leonardo’s manuscripts and projects, as well as reconstructions of his inventions.

 

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