Your Italian adventure is not complete if you haven’t traveled the country’s beautiful and historic Da Vinci Road, stretching all the way across picturesque Tuscany. The historic road connects two glorious Renaissance cities of Florence and Siena, which did a lot to shape the European art and western civilization as we know them.
A thriving and rich city, Florence was home to Leonardo da Vinci and Catherine de’ Medici, who are usually associated with the Renaissance itself. Once exploring the city’s medieval labyrinths is completed, set out on the Da Vinci Road to Siena. Lush green vineyards – central Tuscany is famous for its chianti – and olive trees dot the landscape all along. Small towns and villages, that arise occasionally, are exactly as you picture them: stony homes, orange roofs, cobbled streets, ancient churches and cozy cafes serving the most glorious food and local wine. Ah, and Tuscany is home to the forest where white truffles, the most expensive of all, abound.
Once in Siena, get ready for some extreme ups and downs: this is the city built on the hills. The magnificent Duomo, a cathedral, in Siena is the landmark to be seen. Get inspired with and savior the authentic Italian culture you won’t find elsewhere.