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3 Tuscan villages for a romantic Valentine’s Day in Tuscany between culture and gastronomy

Valentine’s Day is par excellence the day of lovers and the celebration of love.

In any sentimental situation in which you may find yourself, there is always an opportunity to celebrate love and a good excuse to take a romantic Valentine’s Day trip to Tuscany.

In our region it is practically impossible not to find a village that is not suggestive and moreover to eat and drink very well! If you want to be sure not to make mistakes, here is our selection: San Galgano, San Gimignano and Pitigliano.

San Galgano

San Galgano is located in the province of Siena but it is not really a village but, given its incredible beauty, we have decided to include it in this list.

Exactly in the municipality of Chiusdino, San Galgano is located in a green valley near the Merse river and has a unique history.

The church was never completed, the roof collapsed due to lightning and the structure fell into neglect, so much so that it was used as a stable until the Italian State decided to protect it.

The Abbey of San Galgano is perhaps the most evocative place in the whole Tuscany with its simple and elegant architecture and an atmosphere that has stood still in time.

If you want to live a unique experience, a little mystical but definitely romantic, San Galgano is absolutely the place for you!

Moving on to the culinary part and then to a romantic dinner or lunch, near San Galgano, in Chiusdino, you will find some small and intimate restaurants set in another small village. Don’t forget to taste the typical Sienese pasta: the pici.

San Gimignano

San Gimignano is located halfway between Florence and Siena and due to its strategic position, in ancient times, it was a place of conflict between the two cities. This small village, protected by Unesco, is one of the best preserved examples of the 13th-14th century medieval village in all of Europe.

San Gimignano with its 14 original tower houses is often called the Manhattan of the Middle Ages.

If you are interested in discovering an authentic medieval village where it still seems to breathe the air of the past, San Gimignano is the perfect place for you!

If you decide to visit this small village and stop for a romantic meal, there are so many choices! Don’t forget to add the typical San Gimignano wine to your menu: Vernaccia!

Equally important in the production of this place is saffron, a precious and tasty spice.

Pitigliano

In the province of Grosseto is Pitigliano, a suggestive village perched on a rocky spur.

This village is built in tuff and is often called little Jerusalem due to the ancient presence of the Jewish community.

In Pitigliano, a visit to the ghetto and the beautiful sixteenth century synagogue is not to be missed. The view from every street on the surrounding valleys simply takes your breath away!

If you are interested in history and to know something truly unique in Tuscany Pitigliano is your destination!

For the gastronomic part in Pitigliano you will have a great time! In addition to the delicious cheeses we advise you to taste the white wine of Pitigliano and, if possible, taste it from the producers. Many companies have cellars dug into the tuff and they are very fascinating!

Tuscany, culture and gastronomy, we are waiting for you at Villa Campestri

In Tuscany, the ancient historical and artistic culture is linked to an important food and wine culture and wherever you go, for every occasion, there are many things to do and see.

We are waiting for you at Villa Campestri to advise you and obviously tell you about our culture and also let you taste our typical products!

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