Siena and Tuscany’s Wine Country

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Daniel Sullivan says:

My favorite city in Tuscany and one of them in Italy. Prefer Siena to Florence.

Neil O'Neal says:

I wonder if those agri-tourismo farmhouses offer an Internet connection.

Apophis STR says:

What a lovely country and a wonderful video to presents it, I could almost feel the warmth of Tuscany and inspired by Italy’s rich culture and traditions. Wish I have the time and money to experience it with my family first-hand!

Milhouse says:

This my favorite travel show. Don’t stop traveling, Rick.

Vinay Singh says:

Rick , le marche italy should be next on ur itenary.Wonderful place , pls explore for us.

MsBeryl6 says:

Love all of Rock’s Video’s. Please do not STOP Traveling.

Huang Yuan says:

La vita e bella

Gloria Alicia says:

Hermosa ciudad

Deborah Katz Hite says:

SO confused! We have a day that we can spend in Siena, Montepulciano or Montalcino, any recommendations?

Aliaksandr Anikovich says:

Excellent overview. Very beautiful area.

Anais Zonvide says:

Cool place to go

Rula Sha says:

Awesome video!


love you

Ben Phillips says:

I love Rick’s videos as his enthusiasm and love of the places and people always shines through!

Jhon Sundar says:

ரிக் ஸ்டீவின் ஒவ்வொரு பதிவும் அழகானது.

Adam Frisk says:

Saltarello in the background is very fitting!

anıl erden says:

Siena is a  very nice city of Italy

Alessandro M says:

What does it mean between Florence and Rome is the region of Tuscany??? LOL Tuscany is Tuscany, Rome is in Latium and Latium starts further north than Rome. Even Tuscany goes more up north than Florence. My God…

Tess2474 says:

Can you please share the name of the agrotourismo you stayed at

Easyrider Pappy says:

Monuments to pope’s and man. God is a jealous God and we shouldn’t have idols in church. Pagan idols of man .. GOD never wanted that ever.

jugoolick2006 says:

Do not let the Renaissance go to waste. For the sake of humanity. INFOWARS

Davey Givens says:

So give me this feedback. On a 2 week trip from the US, does it make sense to fly into Venice…train down to Florence, Rome, and fly back home from Rome?

Scott Parsons says:

One of your best videos, Rick! I truly felt I was right there in Tuscany.

Rochelle Whitney says:

I love you!

Snowy Croquet says:

So spectacular from an interesting point of view

Alberto C. says:

I’m an Italian, I’m a great explorer and a tourist. I do not follow routes for tourists but the real life of the places. I congratulate you on siena and Tuscany as they really are. I travel all over Europe but at the end the most beautiful place in the world is at home … true Italy.

Rog5446 says:

Interesting comment about planting Cypress trees to stop soil erosion.
The roots of a Cypress tree only go down and do not spread out from the tree.
If you want to stop soil erosion, the Cypress is the last tree you would choose.

E Mack says:

Siena is a joy! I went there for three summers as a participant of a music festival and lived there for one year. It totally changes character when the summer tourists leave, but still it is so beautiful. A glorious place!

Jules Rodrickson says:

Quelle belle video, c’est vrai tout
ce que Rick dit.. Vive l’Italie!!!.

Regina Matos says:

Congrats to show us the beauty of italy

YM Lee says:

Wow, I am planning 20 days of Italy and and I found your video, really nice and helpful. Thanks for the upload…

Jesse Fonseca says:

What the restaurant called with the wine and cheese cellar downstairs?

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