Discover all there is to see around Poggio del Drago!

From art cities such as Arezzo and Florence to the picturesque villages and landscapes of the Val di Chiana and Val d’Orcia, here you will find all the information you need to explore nature trails, admire the enchanting surroundings and immerse yourself in the local beauty and culture.

  • Arezzo, in the heart of Tuscany, is a city with Etruscan roots and a rich history ranging from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Through a one-day itinerary, you can discover architectural wonders such as the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Donato, which houses priceless works of art such as "La Maddalena" by Piero della Francesca. The Basilica of St. Francis is famous for its frescoes of "The Legend of the True Cross," while the National Museum of Medieval and Modern Art offers an artistic overview from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Significant areas also include the birthplace of Francesco Petrarca and the House Museum of Giorgio Vasari. Piazza Grande, the heart of Arezzo's social life, hosts historic events such as the Saracen Joust. Concluding with Prato Park, Arezzo offers a complete immersion in Tuscan history, art and culture.

  • The Poggio del Drago Country House B&B, located in the picturesque Arezzo countryside, offers warm hospitality close to numerous historical, artistic and natural attractions. Arezzo, one of the oldest cities in Tuscany, captivates with its rich historic center that includes monuments such as the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Donato and Giorgio Vasari's loggia in Piazza Grande. Florence, a short distance away, is a must for Renaissance art lovers, with gems such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Ponte Vecchio. The Chianti Valley offers idyllic scenery and renowned wines, while the Val d'Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, enchants with its medieval landscapes and towns. Every corner of these regions promises cultural, historical and gastronomic discoveries, making a stay at Poggio del Drago an unforgettable experience.

  • Civitella in Val di Chiana is a charming medieval town near Arezzo, famous for its historical heritage. The town is home to the Rocca, a 13th-century fortress, and the Museum of Memory, dedicated to a tragic Nazi event. Among its attractions are Palazzo Pretorio and the Church of Santa Maria, with beautiful stained glass windows and artwork. The panoramic view from its elevated position is breathtaking. The village hosts events such as the Sarapino, a joking version of Arezzo's Giostra del Saracino. Staying at the Poggio del Drago Country House B&B near Civitella offers an authentic experience in Tuscany, combining history and hospitality.

  • Cortona, nestled among the Tuscan hills, is a city rich in history, from Etruscan times through the Renaissance to the modern era. Its origins, witnessed by ancient walls and Etruscan tombs, blend with the heritage left by artists such as Luca Signorelli and Beato Angelico. Its location, close to Umbria, enriches the city with a dual cultural and scenic identity, making it a bridge between two regions rich in history, tradition and natural beauty. Today, Cortona attracts for its museums, churches rich in sacred art and archaeological sites that tell of the Etruscan and Roman past. The B&B Country House Poggio del Drago, located a short distance away, offers ideal hospitality for exploring this unique city, allowing guests to immerse themselves in cultural events, local gastronomy and traditions, making Cortona a must-see destination for those seeking an authentic Tuscan experience.

  • The Tiber Valley, described by Pliny the Younger as an "immense amphitheater" of nature, has fascinated for millennia with its landscapes and villages rich in history. Among them, Sansepolcro, the birthplace of Piero della Francesca, boasts artistic wonders such as the Cathedral with the Perugino Altarpiece. Anghiari, one of Italy's Most Beautiful Villages, is famous for the Battle of Anghiari, painted by Leonardo da Vinci. Caprese Michelangelo, birthplace of Michelangelo Buonarroti, is home to the house where the master was born. Monterchi is worth a visit for Piero della Francesca's "Madonna del Parto." The valley is also a place of spirituality, with the hermitages of Montecasale and Cerbaiolo recalling the presence of St. Francis. The Tiberina Valley is an area that combines art, history and nature, offering visitors a unique experience within walking distance of the Poggio del Drago B&B.

  • Exploring Siena, even in a short time, becomes an unforgettable adventure with Poggio del Drago B&B. This ancient Tuscan city is revealed through its emblematic sites: from Piazza del Campo, with its unique shell shape and famous Palio, to the Palazzo Pubblico, which holds "the Allegory of Good and Bad Government." The Torre del Mangia offers breathtaking views, while the Duomo stands out as a treasure trove of art and spirituality. No less fascinating are the Basilica of San Domenico, the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, the Pinacoteca Nazionale, the idyllic Orto de' Pecci and the mysterious underground Bottini. Every corner of Siena tells stories of past and present, inviting you to immerse yourself in an atmosphere rich in culture, art, and culinary traditions, with Poggio del Drago as the starting point for a unique and enriching experience.

  • Perugia, the beating heart of Umbria, reveals itself as a city rich in history, art and culture, inviting a journey through the centuries. Every square, monument and street tells a story, from the medieval charm of the Fontana Maggiore to the works of art in the National Gallery of Umbria. The Rocca Paolina offers an intriguing underground tour, while Piazza Italia is the center of everyday life. Places like the Cathedral of San Lorenzo and the Palazzo dei Priori are living witnesses to Perugia's cultural richness. Monuments such as the Etruscan Arch and the Etruscan Well connect directly with the city's Etruscan past. Choosing Poggio del Drago B&B as your base means you have the opportunity to comfortably explore this fascinating city, full of hidden wonders and stories to discover.

  • The Chiana Valley, located south of Arezzo and characterized by a natural landscape and picturesque villages, offers a unique experience from the Poggio del Drago B&B. Cortona emerges as a gem with a rich cultural and historical heritage, including Etruscan archaeological sites and the Diocesan Museum with works by renowned artists. Castiglion Fiorentino and Monte San Savino offer a dip into the Middle Ages and excellent culinary traditions, respectively. Civitella in Val di Chiana, near Poggio del Drago, enchants with its history and goliardia. Gargonza Castle and Lake Trasimeno further enrich the visit, promising breathtaking views and exquisite cuisine. The Val di Chiana is a treasure trove of culture, art, history, and nature, ready to fascinate every visitor.

  • The Chianti Valley, in the heart of Tuscany, is a region where history, culture and wine tradition are intertwined in an evocative landscape. Starting from the Poggio del Drago B&B, visitors can explore charming villages, extensive vineyards and works of art that testify to the area's rich heritage. Greve in Chianti serves as a gateway with its lively Piazza Matteotti, while Radda retains a unique medieval atmosphere. Gaiole offers a plunge into medieval history with its parish churches and castles. Castellina and Barberino Val d'Elsa stand out for their Etruscan and medieval roots, respectively. Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Poggibonsi, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, and Impruneta offer a mix of art, history, and culinary culture, making the Chianti Valley a must-see destination for those seeking an authentic Tuscan experience.

  • Poggio del Drago Country House B&B is the ideal starting point to discover the Val d'Orcia, the heart of Tuscany. It offers a unique experience among medieval villages, natural landscapes and historic sites that tell of art, history and culinary traditions. From iconic Pienza, an example of an ideal Renaissance city, to the lonely Vitaleta Chapel, each place tells centuries of history. Castiglione and Rocca d'Orcia, San Quirico, the Abbey of Sant'Antimo, and Bagno Vignoni with its thermal waters, Montalcino famous for Brunello, and the region's iconic cypress trees offer unforgettable views. Monticchiello, with its Poor Theatre, and Spedaletto Castle further enrich the experience, immersing you in Tuscan beauty.

Explore the wonders near B&B Poggio del Drago

Discover the wonders of Tuscany by visiting places rich in history and beauty. Start in Arezzo, exploring the Cathedral of San Donato and the Archaeological Museum, which houses important Etruscan and Roman artifacts. Continue to Siena, immersing yourself in its medieval atmosphere, and admire the Cathedral and the famous Piazza del Campo.

The Val di Chiana will enchant you with its towns such as Cortona, where you can visit the MAEC, Museum of the Etruscans, and enjoy the view from the Girifalco Fortress. Don’t miss Chiusi, famous for its National Archaeological Museum, which holds one of the richest collections of Etruscan artifacts.

Then venture into the Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO area, where towns such as Montalcino and Pienza offer extraordinary examples of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Montalcino is surrounded by historic fortresses and abbeys such as the Abbey of Sant’Antimo, while Pienza is famous as the ideal Renaissance city, designed by Pope Pius II.

Finally, visit Florence, the heart of the Renaissance, with its imposing Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio, timeless treasures of art and architecture. This itinerary will take you through some of Tuscany’s finest expressions of history, art and culture, leaving you with unforgettable memories of each city visited.

Each stage of this journey through Tuscany is designed to enrich your stay at Poggio del Drago, turning each day into an unforgettable experience. Take advantage of our detailed guides available in this section to find out more about each place and better organize your days. From advice on the best sightseeing routes to information on what to see, our Country House B&B is your ideal travel companion for exploring all that Tuscany and the surroundings of Poggio del Drago have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you and helping you build an unforgettable stay experience.