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7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites close to Bencista

7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites close to Bencista

Close to the Pensione Bencistà there are 7 sites declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO
They are all places that have particular importance for humanity from the cultural or natural point of view, by UNESCO
Let go to discover.

  • Historical Center of Florence (25 minutes from the Pension Bencistà) UNESCO site since 1982 is the first Tuscan site and the third, in order of time, in Italy
  • Piazza del Duomo (Dome Square) in Pisa (1h and 30) UNESCO declared World Heritage Site the Piazza del Duomo with the cathedral, the bell tower and cemetery. The “leaning tower” has been chosen to be included among the seven wonders of the modern world
  • San Gimignano Historical Center (1 h) Who wants to see as the medieval Tuscan town were, can take a journey through time in San Gimignano, whose architecture is stopped at the Middle Ages.
  • Siena’s historic center. (2 h and 20) Ricciarelli (almond biscuits) and Palio (horserace), are the symbols of Siena and both can be found in the historical center. In addition to this there are many treasures in Siena as, for example, the beautiful pavement of the Duomo, so valuable as to be open to the public only on special dates
  • Historical center of Pienza (1 hour and 30 minutes) The old town of Pienza was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1996 for its unique urban character. The historic center has been built as an ideal place to spend work and leisure
  • Val d’Orcia. It is the most distant locations from the Pension Bencistà, about 4 hours, but it is a place where the views and the artistic beauty are the masters.
  • Medici villas and gardens in Tuscany. You are talking about 14 sites, among villas and gardens, born, over the centuries, from the love of Medici Family for beauty.

Here’s a quick roundup

  • Villa Medici in Fiesole 1 minute!
  • Villa di Careggi 14 minutes
  • Garden of Pratolino 22 minutes
  • Villa Petraia 23 minutes
  • Villa del Poggio Imperiale 25 minutes
  • Castello del Trebbio 25 minutes
  • Villa di Castello 26 minutes
  • Villa Cafaggiolo 32 minutes
  • Boboli Gardens 33 minutes
  • Villa of Poggio a Caiano 50 minutes
  • Villa La Magia 55 minutes
  • Villa of Artimino 56 minutes
  • Villa of Cerreto Guidi 1 hour and 18 minutes
  • Palace of Seravezza 1h 35

These are just some of the places that you can reach from the Pension Bencistà.