Lucignano is a magical and well-preserved medieval hill town in southern Tuscany. It is characterized by an oval or elliptical shape. It has a population of around 3,500 and stands at 400m. above sea level in the middle of an agricultural area producing olives, grapes, cereals and sunflowers.
The town is situated a few kilometers to the northwest of the junction between the A1 Autostrada that connects Rome and Florence and the highway that connects Siena with Perugia. Travelling from Florence leave the Autostrada at Monte S. Savino. Travelling from Rome, leave at Valdichiana following the direction to Siena. After a few kilometers take a right. Any one of these country lanes will eventually get you to Lucignano.
The town is small and can be easily seen on foot.
Explore the town and the surrounding countryside and villages.
With access to a car, Lucignano is a good base for exploring southern Tuscany and northern Umbria. Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Chianti, Cortona and Perugia are all within an hour or so, together with a host of smaller, but equally fascinating, places.