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Valdichiana Senese
On the trail of Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo through the Sienese Valdichiana
The feeling of following in the footsteps of a monarch, who went out to survey the best of his territory

Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo of the Habsburg-Lorraine family was wont to take a tour of the Sienese Valdichiana, in order to keep an eye on the farms, see what how they were maintained and how much they were producing, as well as to enjoy the landscapes from his carriage, as it rolled along the lanes between tenancies. The same route is no less breathtaking today, as it takes in the hilltowns dotted an elevation some 300 metres above the vast Chiana marshland, which Pietro Leopoldo himself helped to drain.

directions_car 60 km approx
Duration: 1 day
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