Things to see
Holiday resort Gagnoni is ideally located to explore Tuscany and even part of Umbria.
The beautiful and charming art cities of Siena, Arezzo and Cortona are half an hour’s drive away and are definitely worth a visit! Firenze, the largest capital of Tuscany, breathes history. Orvieto and Perugia also deserve your attention. The tourist sites of Pisa, San Gimignano and Lucca are easily accessible from Gagnoni (day trip).
Tuscany is the cradle of the Etruscans who lived here peacefully based on a rich culture but were eventually defeated by the Romans. You can visit many cemeteries of the Etruscans everywhere in Tuscany and in the surrounding regions. You will also find several museums dedicated to this intriguing people.
The landscapes of the Val d’Orcia, protected by Unesco, are close to Gagnoni. It is this desolate, barren landscape with the obligatory row of cypresses that adorn the postcards about Tuscany.
In addition to their beauty, the towns scattered in these unique landscapes are also known for gastronomic delights: Pienza for the Pecorino cheese, Montepulciano for the Vino Nobile and Montalcino for the world-famous Brunello wine.
Bagno Vignone, Montichiello, San Quirico d’Orcia and Monteriggione are some of the most beautiful villages in Tuscany…
Tuscany is known for its beautiful abbeys located in wonderful places such as the Abbazia Monte Oliveto and the Abbazia Sant’Antimo. A visit to the strange abbey of San Galgano (roofless) and the chapel located higher up is also a unique experience.
Tuscany is known for its many events, culminating in the Palio (horse race) in the main square of Siena, which takes place twice every summer.
In summer there are numerous medieval folklore parades and exceptional competitions such as the wine barrel race in Montepulciano. Spectacular!
In Arezzo there is a lively antique market in the city center every first weekend of the month.