Numerous charming villages and small cities are in the proximity of Villa Romitorio. Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano, San Quirico d’Orcia, Buonconvento, Petroio, Castelmuzio, Asciano, Montisi and of course Siena are all worth a visit. Distances by car range from 15 to 45 minutes.


In the midst of the vineyards of the Chianti area and surrounded by magnificent olive groves, Siena is one of the most beautiful cities in Tuscany. The Piazza del Campo, one of the most photographed town squares in Italy, is in the centre of the city. Twice a year, the Piazza del Campo is the venue for the “Palio”, a famous horse race where each “fantino” (jockey) competes for the honour of his “contrada” (town neighbourhood)


Montepulciano, with its location on the ridge of a hill, is one of the highest towns in Tuscany. In this stunning renaissance town one of the main attractions is the walk up the main street, bordered by characteristic shops and “enoteche” (wine shops), to the “Piazza Grande”, from where one has a splendid panorama of the town and its surroundings.
Montepulciano is home to the Vino Nobile, one of Italy’s oldest red wine appellations. We recommend booking a tour and tasting at Avignonesi winery to taste the region, fully expressed in these wines.


Another historic town, it is known for the production of the renowned Brunello di Montalcino wine. Located on the flank of a hill and dominated by an impressive fortress, it is one of the top tourist destinations in Tuscany.


Another charming destination for an excursion is the town of Pienza, built by pope Pio II in 1462. Pienza is famous for the production of “pecorino”, a tasty cheese made with sheep’s milk.

For the lovers of classical music, high-level music festivals take place in the vicinity:

Collegium Vocale Crete Senesi under the artistic direction of Philippe Herreweghe.

Incontri in Terra di Siena, a festival founded by Antonio Lysy.