From our base in Florence we took a day trip that encompassed San Gimignano, Siena, a Tuscan winery and the small hilltop fort-town of Monteriggioni.
San Gimignano is a small medieval town famous for its 13 towers. Siena is best known for the bareback horse race around the Piazza Del Campo known as the Palio. Jockeys represent each of Sienas 17 districts and the winners' colours are displayed throughout the town for the year following the win.
6. San Gimignano, Siena and Monteriggioni
Interesting scenery on the drive out of Florence
Entrance to San Gimignano
Narrow streets, towers and crazy cyclists.
Collegiata - 11th Century church in San Gimignano
Views across the surrounding countryside from San Gimignano
Views from the winery we visited
Mmm wine tasting
Piazza del Campo in Siena
Piazza del Campo
Tower of the Duomo of Siena
A section of a planned expansion of the Duomo that was never completed
Inside the Duomo
San Domenico church in Siena
Church at Monteriggioni
View across the hills from Monteriggioni