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Area: 22,990 km²
Population: 3.6 million
Density: 157/km²
Capital: Florence

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Provinces
Comunes
  • Arezzo
    • Anghiari
      Arezzo
      Badia Tedalda
      Bibbiena
      Bucine
      Capolona
      Caprese Michelangelo
      Castel Focognano
      Castel San Niccolò
      Castelfranco di Sopra
      Castiglion Fibocchi
      Castiglion Fiorentino
      Cavriglia
      Chitignano
      Chiusi della Verna
      Civitella in Val di Chiana
      Cortona
      Foiano della Chiana
      Laterina
      Loro Ciuffenna
      Lucignano
      Marciano della Chiana
      Monte San Savino
      Montemignaio
      Monterchi
      Montevarchi
      Ortignano Raggiolo
      Pergine Valdarno
      Pian di Sco
      Pieve Santo Stefano
      Poppi
      Pratovecchio
      San Giovanni Valdarno
      Sansepolcro
      Sestino
      Stia
      Subbiano
      Talla
      Terranuova Bracciolini

  • Firenze
    • Bagno a Ripoli
      Barberino di Mugello
      Barberino Val d'Elsa
      Borgo San Lorenzo
      Calenzano
      Campi Bisenzio
      Capraia e Limite
      Castelfiorentino
      Cerreto Guidi
      Certaldo
      Dicomano
      Empoli
      Fiesole
      Figline Valdarno
      Firenze
      Firenzuola
      Fucecchio
      Gambassi Terme
      Greve in Chianti
      Impruneta
      Incisa in Val d'Arno
      Lastra a Signa
      Londa
      Marradi
      Montaione
      Montelupo Fiorentino
      Montespertoli
      Palazzuolo sul Senio
      Pelago
      Pontassieve
      Reggello
      Rignano sull'Arno
      Rufina
      San Casciano in Val di Pesa
      San Godenzo
      San Piero a Sieve
      Scandicci
      Scarperia
      Sesto Fiorentino
      Signa
      Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
      Vaglia
      Vicchio
      Vinci

  • Grosseto
    • Arcidosso
      Campagnatico
      Capalbio
      Castel del Piano
      Castell'Azzara
      Castiglione della Pescaia
      Cinigiano
      Civitella Paganico
      Follonica
      Gavorrano
      Grosseto
      Isola del Giglio
      Magliano in Toscana
      Manciano
      Massa Marittima
      Monte Argentario
      Monterotondo Marittimo
      Montieri
      Orbetello
      Pitigliano
      Roccalbegna
      Roccastrada
      Santa Fiora
      Scansano
      Scarlino
      Seggiano
      Semproniano
      Sorano

  • Livorno
    • Bibbona
      Campiglia Marittima
      Campo nell'Elba
      Capoliveri
      Capraia Isola
      Castagneto Carducci
      Cecina
      Collesalvetti
      Livorno
      Marciana
      Marciana Marina
      Piombino
      Porto Azzurro
      Portoferraio
      Rio Marina
      Rio nell'Elba
      Rosignano Marittimo
      San Vincenzo
      Sassetta
      Suvereto

  • Lucca
    • Altopascio
      Bagni di Lucca
      Barga
      Borgo a Mozzano
      Camaiore
      Camporgiano
      Capannori
      Careggine
      Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
      Castiglione di Garfagnana
      Coreglia Antelminelli
      Fabbriche di Vallico
      Forte dei Marmi
      Fosciandora
      Gallicano
      Giuncugnano
      Lucca
      Massarosa
      Minucciano
      Molazzana
      Montecarlo
      Pescaglia
      Piazza al Serchio
      Pietrasanta
      Pieve Fosciana
      Porcari
      San Romano in Garfagnana
      Seravezza
      Sillano
      Stazzema
      Vagli Sotto
      Vergemoli
      Viareggio
      Villa Basilica
      Villa Collemandina

  • Massa-Carrara
    • Aulla
      Bagnone
      Carrara
      Casola in Lunigiana
      Comano
      Filattiera
      Fivizzano
      Fosdinovo
      Licciana Nardi
      Massa
      Montignoso
      Mulazzo
      Podenzana
      Pontremoli
      Tresana
      Villafranca in Lunigiana
      Zeri

  • Pisa
    • Bientina
      Buti
      Calci
      Calcinaia
      Capannoli
      Casale Marittimo
      Casciana Terme
      Cascina
      Castelfranco di Sotto
      Castellina Marittima
      Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina
      Chianni
      Crespina
      Fauglia
      Guardistallo
      Lajatico
      Lari
      Lorenzana
      Montecatini Val di Cecina
      Montescudaio
      Monteverdi Marittimo
      Montopoli in Val d'Arno
      Orciano Pisano
      Palaia
      Peccioli
      Pisa
      Pomarance
      Ponsacco
      Pontedera
      Riparbella
      San Giuliano Terme
      San Miniato
      Santa Croce sull'Arno
      Santa Luce
      Santa Maria a Monte
      Terricciola
      Vecchiano
      Vicopisano
      Volterra

  • Pistoia
    • Abetone
      Agliana
      Buggiano
      Chiesina Uzzanese
      Cutigliano
      Lamporecchio
      Larciano
      Marliana
      Massa e Cozzile
      Monsummano Terme
      Montale
      Montecatini-Terme
      Pescia
      Pieve a Nievole
      Pistoia
      Piteglio
      Ponte Buggianese
      Quarrata
      Sambuca Pistoiese
      San Marcello Pistoiese
      Serravalle Pistoiese
      Uzzano

  • Prato
    • Cantagallo
      Carmignano
      Montemurlo
      Poggio a Caiano
      Prato
      Vaiano
      Vernio

  • Siena
    • Abbadia San Salvatore
      Asciano
      Buonconvento
      Casole d'Elsa
      Castellina in Chianti
      Castelnuovo Berardenga
      Castiglione d'Orcia
      Cetona
      Chianciano Terme
      Chiusdino
      Chiusi
      Colle di Val d'Elsa
      Gaiole in Chianti
      Montalcino
      Montepulciano
      Monteriggioni
      Monteroni d'Arbia
      Monticiano
      Murlo
      Piancastagnaio
      Pienza
      Poggibonsi
      Radda in Chianti
      Radicofani
      Radicondoli
      Rapolano Terme
      San Casciano dei Bagni
      San Gimignano
      San Giovanni d'Asso
      San Quirico d'Orcia
      Sarteano
      Siena
      Sinalunga
      Sovicille
      Torrita di Siena
      Trequanda

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Province of Siena, Tuscany
Val d'Orcia with Monte Amiata - Photo: Scott Williams
The province of Siena covers and area of 3,820.98 sq.km. It is bordered to the north by the province of Florence, to the north east by the province of Arezzo, to the south east by the region of Umbria, to the south by the region of Lazio, to the south west by the province of Grosseto and to the west by the province of Pisa.

Siena Province
Province of Siena, Tuscany

It is hilly and mountainous with the highest peak being Monte Amiata at 1,738 metres and is famous for the Chianti wine it produces.

The province is divided into seven historical sections, Alta Val d'Elsa, Chianti senese, The urban area of Monteriggioni and Siena, Val di Merse, Crete senesi Val d'Arbia, Val di Chiana senese, Val d'Orcia and AmiataSiena

Siena
Siena is the capital of province of Siena in the region of Tuscany, Italy. It is one of the most visited cities in Italy with hundreds of thousands of tourists pouring into the city every year. The beautiful Historic Centre has been declared a... read more

Pienza
Pienza is a large town located in the beautiful countryside of the Val d'Orcia. The town is such a wonderful example of Renaissance urbanism that it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

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Pienza - Photo: www.flickr.com/people/sherseydc

The main sights are:
The Cathedral which has a very early Renaissance facade.

Palazzo Piccolomini is three stories high with an internal courtyard.

Palazzo Vescovile was originally built for the bishops who used to travel to Pienza to visit the Pope. Today it is home to two museums, the Diocesan Museum and the Museo della Cattedrale

Palazzo Comunale which always was, and still is, the Town Hall.

San Gimignano
This is a small, walled, medieval town set on a hilltop which is famous for its medieval architecture and beautifully preserved towers. There are fourteen of these towers which has given San Gimignano its well deserved nickname, 'The Town of Fine Towers'. The Historic centre of the town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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San Gimignano - Photo: Vignaccia76

The main square in the centre is Piazza della Cisterna which is actually triangular in shape and has a well in the middle which was once the water source for the residents of the town. The edges of this piazza are lined by medieval houses, many of which are excellent examples of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. The second most important square is the Piazza Duomo although the town of San Gimignano does not actually have a Cathedral. This square has, among other buildings around its edges, the Palazzo Comunale and the Palazzo Podesta.

Towers of San Gimignano
The fourteen towers, which are all of different heights, are:
Campanile della Collegiata
Torri degli Ardinghelli
Torre dei Becci
Torre Campatelli
Torre Chigi
Torre dei Cugnanesi
Torre del Diavolo
Torre Ficherelli or Ficarell
Torre Grossa
Torre di Palazzo Pellari
Casa-torre Pesciolini
Torre Pettini
Torre Rognosa
Torri dei Salvucci

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The Towers of San Gimignano - Photo: Mihael Grmek

Asciano
This small town has evidence of Etruscan, Roman and Lombard settlements with a 5th century BC Etruscan necropolis having been excavated nearby and the remains of Roman baths and mosaic pavement unearthed in the town centre in 1898.

Within the town there is the Basilica of Sant'Agata which is an 11th century Romansesque church with a 13th century bell tower.

Roughly 10 kilometres to the south of Asciano is the stunning Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore which was founded in 1313 and for many centuries it was one of the largest land owners in the province of Siena. This very large Benendictine monastery is mostly built from red brick which makes it stand out against the grey, sandy soil and the dark green of the foliage in the background.

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Monte Oliveto Maggiore - Photo: Peuplier

Castellina in Chianti
Nestled in a valley among the Chianti Hills, Castellina in Chianti dates back to the Etruscan age. The original walls of the town have been almost demolished but are still visible in the north where there is a well preserved section of basement which is now an underground walkway called Via delle Volte.

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Via delle Volte, Castellina in Chianti - Photo: Vignaccia76

Other buildings of interest in the town are:
The large Castle (Rocca) which has 14th century tower and houses a small Etruscan museum.

Palazzo Ugolini-Squarcialupi.

Palazzo Bianciardi.

The Church of San Salvatore.

The Church of San Giorgio alla Piazza.

Just outside the town there is a small hillock called Montecalvario Mound which has 7th and 6th century BC tombs.

Chianciano Terme
There are many health resorts and spas in Italy and the ones here are considered to be among the best. The water here is reputed to cleanse the liver and also help those with respiratory problems. Some of the bigger spas here are Acqua Fucoli, Acqua Santa, Acqua Santissima and Acqua Sant'Elena with water that can treat kidney and urinary tract problems.

Chiusi
Here you can find 'The Etruscan Museum of Chiusi' which is one of the most important archives of Etruscan remains in Italy. The lowlands all around the town are also dotted with Etruscan tombs.

Other sights include: Cathedral of San Secondiano which was built in 560 AD and renovated in the 13th century. It was built in the Romanesque style and has a separate bell tower which was later (1585) turned into a defence tower. Underneather this tower there is a Roman swimming pool which dates back to the 1st century BC.

The Labyrinth of Porsenna which is the name given to the maze of tunnels which run underneath the town. They were constructed in the 6th and 5th centuries BC as a form of drainage for rain water.

Gaiole in Chianti
Placed by the American magazine 'Forbes' at the number one position in their list of 'Europe's Most Idyllic Places to Live', Gaiole in Chianti is certainly worth a visit.

The main sights are:
The Castle of Brolio, built in the 11th century.

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Castello di Brolio, Gaiole in Chianti - Photo: Robyfra1

Castello di Tornano which is a castle and vineyard.
Abbey of Coltibuono.
Pieve of San Marcellino, originally built in medieval times but was was mostly rebuilt in the 14th century.
Pieve of San Polo Rosso, contructed in the 12th century but became part of a defensive structure in the 14th century.
Pieve of San Giusto in Salcio.
Pieve of Santa Maria a Spaltenna, built in the Romanesque style in the 11th century.
Pieve of San Bartolomeo a Vertine, built in the 11th century.
Pieve of San Vincenti.

Montalcino
A pretty hilltop village with a lovely medieval historic centre full of well preserved buildings. The central square is Piazza della Principessa Margherita which has the late 13th century Palazzo Comunale with a very high medieval tower and a Renaissance building with arches called La Loggia.

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View of Montalcino from the fortress - Photo: Type17

The other main interesting sights are: The medieval walls which were built in the 13th century.
The Fortress, built in 1361 on the highest point of the town and famous for the fact that the town was seized but the fortress was never conquered.
The Cathedral was built in the 14th century but had extensive renovations in the 19th century leaving it with the current neo-classical appearance.
The Church of San Francesco, built in the 13th century but has undergone many renovations over the years.

Montepulciano
The centre of this town has a car free policy and the streets are walker friendly with the main street stretching for 1.5 kilometres. The walls surrounding the town were constructed during the 14th century.

Montepulciano is a major producer of food and drink and is well known in Italy for its pork, cheese, pasta, lentils and honey. It is known world wide for its Montepuciano wines and the Vino Nobile is considered to be one of the best in Italy.

The main sights include:
Palazzo Comunale.
Palazzo Tarugi
The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, constructed between 1594 and 1680.
The church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, built in the late 16th century.
Santa Lucia is a Baroque church.

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The Sanctuary of San Biagio, Montepulciano - Photo: Beckstet

Just outside the town is the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Biagio which was built in the mid 16th century. It is circular with a large dome and has two bell towers.

Monteriggioni
Monteriggioni is a medieval walled town sitting on top of a natural hillock. The early 13th century town walls, which are almost circular, roughly follow the natural contours of the hill and are around 570 metres in length. There are fourteen towers spread out evenly around the walls and two gates. Porta Fiorentina faces north and opens towards Florence and Porta Romana faces south and opens towards Rome. A straight road runs through the city from one gate to the other.

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The city walls, Monteriggioni - Photo: Ines

The main square is Piazza Roma which is dominated by a Romanesque church. The rest of the square is flanked by Renaissance style houses which were once owned by nobles and wealthy merchants.

Poggibonsi
This town has been around since the Neolithic age and has been of some importance since the 10th century due to its position

The main sights include:
The Palazzo Pretorio, built in the late 13th century and with an attached tower, the Torre del Podestà.
The Church of San Lorenzo, built in the Gothic-Romanesque style.

On a hill near the town is the Basilica of San Lucchese which is a large Gothic church, built around 1252.

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Area: 22,990 km²
Population: 3.6 million
Density: 157/km²
Capital: Florence

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Provinces
Comunes
  • Arezzo
    • Anghiari
      Arezzo
      Badia Tedalda
      Bibbiena
      Bucine
      Capolona
      Caprese Michelangelo
      Castel Focognano
      Castel San Niccolò
      Castelfranco di Sopra
      Castiglion Fibocchi
      Castiglion Fiorentino
      Cavriglia
      Chitignano
      Chiusi della Verna
      Civitella in Val di Chiana
      Cortona
      Foiano della Chiana
      Laterina
      Loro Ciuffenna
      Lucignano
      Marciano della Chiana
      Monte San Savino
      Montemignaio
      Monterchi
      Montevarchi
      Ortignano Raggiolo
      Pergine Valdarno
      Pian di Sco
      Pieve Santo Stefano
      Poppi
      Pratovecchio
      San Giovanni Valdarno
      Sansepolcro
      Sestino
      Stia
      Subbiano
      Talla
      Terranuova Bracciolini

  • Firenze
    • Bagno a Ripoli
      Barberino di Mugello
      Barberino Val d'Elsa
      Borgo San Lorenzo
      Calenzano
      Campi Bisenzio
      Capraia e Limite
      Castelfiorentino
      Cerreto Guidi
      Certaldo
      Dicomano
      Empoli
      Fiesole
      Figline Valdarno
      Firenze
      Firenzuola
      Fucecchio
      Gambassi Terme
      Greve in Chianti
      Impruneta
      Incisa in Val d'Arno
      Lastra a Signa
      Londa
      Marradi
      Montaione
      Montelupo Fiorentino
      Montespertoli
      Palazzuolo sul Senio
      Pelago
      Pontassieve
      Reggello
      Rignano sull'Arno
      Rufina
      San Casciano in Val di Pesa
      San Godenzo
      San Piero a Sieve
      Scandicci
      Scarperia
      Sesto Fiorentino
      Signa
      Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
      Vaglia
      Vicchio
      Vinci

  • Grosseto
    • Arcidosso
      Campagnatico
      Capalbio
      Castel del Piano
      Castell'Azzara
      Castiglione della Pescaia
      Cinigiano
      Civitella Paganico
      Follonica
      Gavorrano
      Grosseto
      Isola del Giglio
      Magliano in Toscana
      Manciano
      Massa Marittima
      Monte Argentario
      Monterotondo Marittimo
      Montieri
      Orbetello
      Pitigliano
      Roccalbegna
      Roccastrada
      Santa Fiora
      Scansano
      Scarlino
      Seggiano
      Semproniano
      Sorano

  • Livorno
    • Bibbona
      Campiglia Marittima
      Campo nell'Elba
      Capoliveri
      Capraia Isola
      Castagneto Carducci
      Cecina
      Collesalvetti
      Livorno
      Marciana
      Marciana Marina
      Piombino
      Porto Azzurro
      Portoferraio
      Rio Marina
      Rio nell'Elba
      Rosignano Marittimo
      San Vincenzo
      Sassetta
      Suvereto

  • Lucca
    • Altopascio
      Bagni di Lucca
      Barga
      Borgo a Mozzano
      Camaiore
      Camporgiano
      Capannori
      Careggine
      Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
      Castiglione di Garfagnana
      Coreglia Antelminelli
      Fabbriche di Vallico
      Forte dei Marmi
      Fosciandora
      Gallicano
      Giuncugnano
      Lucca
      Massarosa
      Minucciano
      Molazzana
      Montecarlo
      Pescaglia
      Piazza al Serchio
      Pietrasanta
      Pieve Fosciana
      Porcari
      San Romano in Garfagnana
      Seravezza
      Sillano
      Stazzema
      Vagli Sotto
      Vergemoli
      Viareggio
      Villa Basilica
      Villa Collemandina

  • Massa-Carrara
    • Aulla
      Bagnone
      Carrara
      Casola in Lunigiana
      Comano
      Filattiera
      Fivizzano
      Fosdinovo
      Licciana Nardi
      Massa
      Montignoso
      Mulazzo
      Podenzana
      Pontremoli
      Tresana
      Villafranca in Lunigiana
      Zeri

  • Pisa
    • Bientina
      Buti
      Calci
      Calcinaia
      Capannoli
      Casale Marittimo
      Casciana Terme
      Cascina
      Castelfranco di Sotto
      Castellina Marittima
      Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina
      Chianni
      Crespina
      Fauglia
      Guardistallo
      Lajatico
      Lari
      Lorenzana
      Montecatini Val di Cecina
      Montescudaio
      Monteverdi Marittimo
      Montopoli in Val d'Arno
      Orciano Pisano
      Palaia
      Peccioli
      Pisa
      Pomarance
      Ponsacco
      Pontedera
      Riparbella
      San Giuliano Terme
      San Miniato
      Santa Croce sull'Arno
      Santa Luce
      Santa Maria a Monte
      Terricciola
      Vecchiano
      Vicopisano
      Volterra

  • Pistoia
    • Abetone
      Agliana
      Buggiano
      Chiesina Uzzanese
      Cutigliano
      Lamporecchio
      Larciano
      Marliana
      Massa e Cozzile
      Monsummano Terme
      Montale
      Montecatini-Terme
      Pescia
      Pieve a Nievole
      Pistoia
      Piteglio
      Ponte Buggianese
      Quarrata
      Sambuca Pistoiese
      San Marcello Pistoiese
      Serravalle Pistoiese
      Uzzano

  • Prato
    • Cantagallo
      Carmignano
      Montemurlo
      Poggio a Caiano
      Prato
      Vaiano
      Vernio

  • Siena
    • Abbadia San Salvatore
      Asciano
      Buonconvento
      Casole d'Elsa
      Castellina in Chianti
      Castelnuovo Berardenga
      Castiglione d'Orcia
      Cetona
      Chianciano Terme
      Chiusdino
      Chiusi
      Colle di Val d'Elsa
      Gaiole in Chianti
      Montalcino
      Montepulciano
      Monteriggioni
      Monteroni d'Arbia
      Monticiano
      Murlo
      Piancastagnaio
      Pienza
      Poggibonsi
      Radda in Chianti
      Radicofani
      Radicondoli
      Rapolano Terme
      San Casciano dei Bagni
      San Gimignano
      San Giovanni d'Asso
      San Quirico d'Orcia
      Sarteano
      Siena
      Sinalunga
      Sovicille
      Torrita di Siena
      Trequanda

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