Accademia Musicale Chigiana
The magnificent curving Gothic façade of the Palazzo Chigo-Saracini is in part a travesty, the result of 'restoration' in the 18th and...
Panorama del Facciatone
For a great panoramic view, haul yourself up the 131-step, narrow corkscrew stairway to the Panorama del Facciatone at the top of the...
In 1339 the city's leaders launched a plan to enlarge the cathedral and create one of Italy's largest places of worship. Known as the...
Exceptional pasta and exceptionally busy, so arrive early for lunch and call ahead for dinner. Try the pici, a thick spaghetti typical...
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Competitive-entry classical-music masterclasses and workshops every summer.