The Pearl of the Val di Chiana

Lucignano (Arezzo)

Lucignano is an authentic Tuscan hill town with few tourists, making it a perfect destination for those seeking a genuine Tuscan experience. The town’s picturesque streets and charming atmosphere are ideal for a leisurely stroll, especially in the evening.

Lucignano is a very unspoilt little town high up overlooking the Val di Chiana and a favorite location for an ice cream and a stroll on a summer evening. This authentic Tuscan hill town, known as the ‘Pearl of the Val di Chiana,’ is close to Siena House and offers a charming, less-touristy experience.

Lucignano offers a glimpse of real Tuscan life away from the crowds. Whether you’re enjoying an ice cream from Gelateria Snoopy or exploring the town’s historic streets, this small town provides a delightful and authentic experience. We often recommend Lucignano to our guests for a peaceful evening walk or a full day of exploration combined with nearby towns like Arezzo or Cortona.

Key Information:

  • Distance from Hotel: Approximately 15 minutes
  • Time to Drive: 15 minutes through the scenic Val di Chiana countryside
  • Recommended for: History enthusiasts, culture seekers, and those looking for a peaceful, authentic Tuscan experience
  • Best Time to Visit: Any time of year; winter can be cold and windy, so dress warmly
  • Suggested Duration: An hour for a walk; more if planning to dine
  • Itinerary Suggestions: Combine a visit to Lucignano with trips to Arezzo or Cortona for a full day’s exploration

Things to Do in Lucignano

Explore the Town:

Lucignano is a varied and interesting town to walk around. Dedicate at least an hour to explore its charming streets and historical landmarks.

Visit Gelateria Snoopy:

This is our absolute favorite place for ice cream in Lucignano. A perfect treat to enjoy during your stroll.

Special Events:

Don’t miss the Maggiolata village flower festival, held on the last two Sundays of May. This event showcases the town’s vibrant culture and traditions.

When to Visit:

Any time of year is good, but winter can be particularly cold and windy. Avoid visiting at lunchtime unless you plan to eat, as the streets and shops will be empty.