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San Gimignano
35 minute drive from Verocchio Art Centre

Famed for its medieval architecture, San Gimignano has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990. Its iconic hilltop skyline is distinguished by 14 preserved tower houses, dating back to the 14th Century, and the ancient town is a fabulous place to wile away a few hours sampling some of Tuscany’s fabulous flavours in truly breathtaking surroundings.

Siena
40 minute drive from Verocchio Art Centre

The heart of Siena is its vast Piazza Il Campo, renowned not only for its beauty but for its legendary annual horse race The Palio, taking place each year on 2nd July and 16th August. Visit the astounding Biblioteca Piccolomini for exquisite frescoes and, of course, the Duomo di Siena is not to be missed.

Florence
1 hour drive from Verocchio Art Centre

With its delectable gelaterias and glorious cultural riches, Florence needs no introduction. For an art lover in Tuscany, where better to head than the Uffizi? Constructed over 20 years in the 16th Century, the titanic gallery is home to many of the masterpieces of the Western world, most amassed by the Medici family during their 300 year de facto reign of Florence. You could spend an entire day wandering the museum’s long corridors and still have plenty to see, so be sure to book your ticket in advance to maximise your time. Aside from the world-famous Duomo, it would be a crime to visit Florence without sampling some gelato and Vivoli have some of the best in the world – enjoy it on the steps of the Basilica Santa Croce, just around the corner.