A window into the past
Religious hermitages and characterful churches aren’t hard to find around the region. You’ll come across plenty of architectural marvels across Lucca and Siena, too. But Volterra’s another top choice for history buffs – wander around the classic Italian square and what’s left of its remarkable Roman theatre.
It’s all about bold Italian flavours in these parts. Rich meats, creamy pastas, sumptuous seafood – the mains are irresistible. Dine by the seafront or in resort centres – either way, there’ll be no more rumbling stomachs. Enjoy aperitivo hours, glasses of chianti, and scoops of gelato.
Meet locals and friends alike in the Piazza del Campo, where its café-lined borders add to the atmospheric buzz. For a piece of fascinating history, the intricate Siena Cathedral is waiting. Stroll around the university’s botanical gardens, enjoy a night at the opera, and sample the fruity flavours of Siena’s cake, panforte.