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The particular location makes "La Civetta" the ideal place to spend a relaxing weekend near Siena, or, if you stay one week, to visit the many touristic attractions and cultural centers of the province of Siena, Arezzo and Umbria.

"La Civetta" Holiday apartments is located in the municipality of Torrita di Siena, a small town in ValdiChiana valley located between the provinces of Siena and Arezzo; from here you can visit, in addition to Siena, Arezzo and Florence, many nearby locations such as the Orcia Valley and its villages, Pienza, Montepulciano, Mount Amiata. A few kilometers away are also located several spas, first of all Chianciano Terme, Bagni San Filippo on the slopes of Monte Amiata and the thermal baths of Rapolano. Umbria and its beauties are just minutes away by car; Lake Trasimeno is located about 20 km away and can be reached through the Siena-Perugia freeway; while Perugia is 40km. For lovers of shopping, 3km far you will find the well-known "Valdichiana Outlet Village"

Torrita di Siena

Torrita di Siena

Small village of medieval origin, born of a castle subject to the sovereignty and defense of the Republic of Siena. The fort was protected by a boundary wall with square towers and four gates. "La Civetta" is located about 1.5 km from the historic center of the country.

Montefollonico

Montefollonico

A short distance from Torrita di Siena, you can visit the ancient village of Montefollonico, a medieval fortress surrounded by powerful thirteenth century walls, from which you can see the view of the entire Valdichiana

Valdichiana Outlet Village

Valdichiana Outlet Village

A few miles away, the Outlet Valdichiana is the ideal place for shopping with over 140 stores, big international fashion brands with discounts up to 70% throughout the year

Chianciano Terme

Chianciano Terme

Chianciano Terme is famous for its thermal baths and spa pools. In the green parks of Fucoli and Acqua Santa flow waters beneficial for the treatment of the liver.

Terme di Montepulciano

Terme di Montepulciano

The spa provides, thanks to the chemical and physical properties of its thermal waters, health and beauty treatments to regain the psychological well-being.

Terme di Rapolano

Terme di Rapolano

You can spend one day at the thermal baths of Rapolano where you can choose between two dedicated spas: "Antica Querciolaia" and "Terme San Giovanni"

Bagni San Filippo

Bagni San Filippo

The small spa town in Val D'Orcia on the slopes of Monte Amiata, is equipped with thermal pool with sulphurous waters and spa. Near the pool runs the Fosso Bianco, a stream in the woods, with several hot springs flowing in a series of tanks where you can swim.

Siena

Siena

Among the most famous and most visited places in Tuscany, Siena is known for its art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, the famous horse race that takes place twice a year. Among the main works to visit, it is worth mentioning the Duomo, one of the most important churches built in Romanesque-Gothic style in Italy, the Piazza del Campo which houses the Palazzo Pubblico and the Torre del Mangia, Piazza Salimbeni and the Medici Fortress

Il Palio di Siena

Il Palio di Siena

The Palio, a traditional manifestation of medieval origin, involving 17 districts in the horse race in the Piazza del Campo, is held 2 times a year: July 2 (in honor of the Madonna of Provenzano) and August 16 (in honor of Madonna Assunta)

Montepulciano

Montepulciano

Village of Etruscan origin rich in history, enjoys a dominant position between the Valdichiana and the Val d'Orcia; renowned for its churches, historic buildings and for its wineries where they produce the "Vino Nobile", one of the most popular and well known Tuscan wines

Pienza

Pienza

The history of Pienza is closely linked to that of Enea Silvio Piccolomini who was born there in 1405 and in 1458 became Pope under the name of Pius II. He transformed the small town in a Renaissance style papal residence. Pienza offers visitors a breathtaking view over the Orcia Valley and from a culinary point of view is famous for its cheese.

Valdorcia

Valdorcia

Beside the Valdichiana, stretches the territory of the Val d'Orcia which is characterized, in addition to its many ancient villages, for its rolling hills dotted with cypress trees and farmhouses that represent one of the most popular iconic images of Tuscany

Bagno Vignoni

Bagno Vignoni

Quaint village inside the Parco Artistico Naturale della Val d'Orcia. Since Roman times, the waters that flow in this place were used for thermal purposes. At the center of the village is the "Piazza delle Sorgenti", a rectangular tank, sixteenth century building, which contains a source of hot spring water steaming out of the underground .

Monte Amiata

Monte Amiata

Mount Amiata, which reaches 1,738 meters above sea level, stands between the Val d'Orcia and Maremma. It is an ancient volcano, now extinct, dotted with rocks and volcanic lakes. Here you can walk up to the top and enjoy one of the largest and most impressive landscapes of Central Italy. Being an isolated relief, visitors can gaze out over hundreds of miles.

Montalcino

Montalcino

Another famous medieval village, currently well known not only for its architectural works that compose it (the castle and the cathedral), but also because it is the place of production of Brunello wine that you can taste and buy the many wineries and wine shops that fill the town.

Firenze

Firenze

Universally recognized as one of the cradles of art and architecture, as well as one of the most beautiful cities in the world thanks to its numerous monuments and museums; is about 50 minutes by car, but it is easily reachable by bus

Cortona

Cortona

It is the main cultural and tourist center of the Val di Chiana. Among the main attractions to visit in the town of Etruscan origin, there is the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie al Calcinaio, the hermitage of the Celle, the Diocesan Museum, the Museum of the Etruscan Academy, the Duomo, the Archaeological Park of Cortona, the Fortress and Piazza della Repubblica.

Arezzo

Arezzo

Giorgio Vasari and Piero Della Francesca have always been the testimonials of historical beauties of Arezzo. Their artistic and architectural works are, even today, the main attractions in this town. Every first Saturday and Sunday of the month, in the historic center takes place on the antiques market which attracts sellers and passionates about antiques from all over Italy. Twice a year, instead, there is the traditional Giostra del Saracino, an old competition in medieval costumes.

Trasimeno lake

Trasimeno lake

Nestled in the green hills of Umbria, Lake Trasimeno is the fourth of Italy for extension. On its shores are picturesque villages such as Castiglione del Lago and Passignano sul Trasimeno. Then it is recommended to visit the islands Maggiore and Polvese. The third island (Minor) is private and not open to visitors.

Perugia

Perugia

The city offers several cultural works including the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, the Fontana Maggiore in Piazza IV Novembre, the National Archaeological Museum, the National Gallery of Umbria, where there are many masterpieces including those signed by Piero della Francesca, Duccio di Buoninsegna, Pinturicchio, Perugino, Beato Angelico. Among the events that take place in the historic center there are the famous chocolate festival Eurochocolate and music festival Umbria Jazz

Assisi

Assisi

Known for being the city where they were born and lived in St. Francis and St. Clare. Among the most famous works to visit there is the magnificent Basilica of San Francesco, built in the XIII century which consists of two parts so different as to be complementary, the Lower Church and the Upper Church.