Surrounded by olive trees and vineyards of Chianti. Siena is one of the most beautiful cities of Tuscany. Built on three hills, the city is crossed by wide avenues and narrow alleys that lead to the heart of the city with its Piazza del Campo and all other cultural landmarks such as the Duomo and the Hospital of Santa Maria della Scala. Famous for the Palio, the historic horse race, which is held every year on 2 July and 16 August. It is also home to one of the oldest universities in Europe. In addition to daily life that animates the streets and squares, Siena offers many cultural events, concerts, cinema, theater and a wide range of sporting activities. Few geographical areas in the world can match an environment like that found around Siena. To the north, one can appreciate the richness of the Chianti landscape. With its vineyards and its olive groves and small towns that are located in this area, such as San Gimignano and Monteriggioni with old walls, the winding streets and the incredible views. South of Siena, the valley leads to the hill town of Montalcino, home to the famous Brunello wine. Also the area La Crete offers visitors the spectacle of a unique landscape, with its rugged rock formations. Going west you get closer to the sea, the coastal towns, such as Castiglione della Pescaia, and nature reserve of the Maremma, with its natural and artistic beauty. Siena is easily accessible by car.