Days Out: Siena & Arezzo

Pista Internazionale Siena
Go-kart tracks, driving courses, go-karts for children and adults, international competitions and go-kart maintenance at Strada Vicinale Val di Biena 3-locality Castelnuovo Berardenga, 53100 Siena (SI).
Chianti Sculpture Park
Permanent exhibition of sculptures and installations. In the summer, there are regular. classical music, jazz, opera and tango concerts. At Pievasciata, 53010, Siena.
Siena Cathedral
A Gothic-Roman cathedral in the centre of Siena which inside houses the Piccolomini library, built in 1492 to display the library of Pio II Piccolomini. Open every day from 10:30. Closing times vary throughout the year: phone for information.
La Foce
Gardens designed by English architect Cecil Pinsent open for guided tour. Open all year. See website for seasonal opening times. At 61, Strada della Vittoria, 53042, Chianciano Terme, (SI).
Crystal Museum
Open from Easter to October: Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 12:00 and 16:00 - 19:30. Open from November to Easter: Tuesday - Friday 15:00 - 19:00 and Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 - 12:00 and 15:00 - 19:00. At 8/A Via dei Fossi, 53034, Colle Val dElsa (SI).
Villa La Ripa
Renaissance villa with Roman cellar and modern winery. Olive production (for oil) and vineyards on site. Wine tasting available. Antria, 52100 Arezzo.
Terracotta Museum
Winter opening on Saturday 15:00 to 18:00 and Sunday 10:30 to 18:00. Summer opening (1st April to 31st October) on Thursday and Friday from 16:00 to 19:00 and Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 to 19:00. At 10 Via Valgelata, Trequanda, 53020 (SI).
Piccolomini Palace
Summer residence of Enea Silvio Piccolomini, Pope Pius II. Example of renaissance architecture. See website for opening hours throughout the year. At: Piazza Pio II 53026, Pienza, (SI).
Parco Zoo della Fauna Europea
Nature park with examples of European fauna and wildlife. At Via Parco Zoo, 52014, Poppi (AR). Open year round from 09:00 until sunset.
Chianciano Terme Museum of Art
Museum featuring a collection including antiquities, sculpture, etchings and contemporary pieces. in 280 Viale della Liberta, Chianciano Terme, Siena (SI).
Val d’Orcia Tourist Train
Trips on the old railway line of the region. Diesel and steam trains take a circular route through the countryside via Siena, Asciano, Monte Antico and back to Siena.
6 hour private tour of the Siena countryside on horseback. Book a place on-line.
Tours by Roberto
Single day and half-day tours by English speaking long-time resident of Siena. See website for details.
San Gimignano 1300
Museum exhibiting a scale model of the town of San Gimignano circa 1300. Open 09:00 to 19:00 from Oct to May and 09:00 to 20:00 June to Sept. At 23 Via Berignano, 53037, San Gimignano (SI). Wheelchair accessible.