Siena is one of the most fascinating provinces in Tuscany as well as a charming medieval town whose historical city centre was recognised as a World Heritage Site in 1995 by Unesco. According to the legend, the sons of Remus – Romulus’ brother, who had founded Rome –founded it. The city is the province’s capital and has 53,000 inhabitants. It is historically known – mainly during the Renaissance – by its political and cultural rivalry against Florence, the other important city in Tuscany. Both competed for hosting the most promising artists of the time. That rivalry left a rich cultural heritage in the two cities. Located next to the wine region of Chianti – only 20 Km away from Villa Dievole – Siena has a special charm due to its similarities with its aspect during the 13th and 14th centuries. Tourists coming here will discover emblematic places, such as Siena’s cathedral and museum, which holds the famous ‘Madonna’ by the local artist Duccio di Buoninsegna; the fan-shaped Piazza del Campo, where the famous Palio horse race is celebrated twice a year; the city council or Palazzo Pubblico and its bell tower, apart from another important art museum inside the building; and the Pinacoteca Nazionale, one of the most impressive art galleries in Italy, which is located inside the Palazzo Buonsignori. Discover the trace of the city’s Etruscan roots and the charm of its medieval squares and small streets with Dievole. Follow Dievole’s advice to make the most of your visit to Siena, no matter it is a romantic break, a single day trip or a longer stay. Siena is the ideal destination for art, wine and gastronomy lovers; it does not disappoint any visitor. The Tuscan town is also known by its university – founded in 1240 – which is one of the best universities in the country and it is the chosen destination of numerous Italian and foreign students. You can also enjoy the most emblematic medieval festivities in the province. In the local bars and restaurants, you will be able to taste a delicious Chianti Classico wine while touring this lovely Italian area. If you want to flee from the noise of a tourist and university town, you can look for accommodation in Villa Dievole and organise your visit to Siena from here.
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Dievole. A thousand years of history, a future ready to begin:
Dievole was founded in the 11th century, on May 10, 1090, to be exact. On that day, according to a contract drawn up by a notary named Bellundo, payment was two capons…
- DIEVOLE’S AREA
Dievole covers an area of 400 hectares within the Chianti Classico territory in Vagliagli, about 12 km north of Siena. Starting with the small village and the ancient Villa Dievole…
- Vineyards & Cellars
“Wine is the blood of the earth… it is a liquor of the highest Magisterium, made of mood and light, by whose virtue the mind becomes eminently clear, the soul expands, spirits are encouraged and joy is multiplied.”
- Olive Crops & Olive Mill
Dievole has olive trees in Tuscany and throughout Italy
This priceless heritage of genetically unique plants, often handed down through the centuries, is our starting point...
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Wine Club