Very few people know that the “village of love” is right here in Tuscany. It’s called Lucignano and it’s a small, medieval village in the Valdichiana, midway between Siena and Arezzo. With a population of nearly 3,000, it is famous not only for its beauty but also for its immense treasure: the Tree of Love, a masterpiece of Gothic goldsmithing decorated with choral, enamels and rock crystals. The work has been a legend for centuries, said to ensure couples with eternal fortune and happiness.
And if the town of lovers is Lucignano, streets of love can instead be found in Renaissance gem of Pienza, near Siena. Here, in the never-ending maze of harmonious alleys, there are plenty of romantic streets to walk down. They are called via del Bacio (Kiss Street), via dell’Amore (Love Street) and via della Fortuna (Fortune Street), and they wind through the historic centre of the city, a great destination for those who want to enjoy the atmosphere of yesteryear, art and architecture, not to mention a place to discover the dream and magic of love, walking hand-in-hand through this heavenly place. Pienza even captured the heart of Franco Zeffirelli in 1968, who chose the city as a set when filming the greeted love story of all time, Romeo and Juliet.