Lucignano in Tuscany’s Arezzo region is a rare sight. With its oval-shaped medieval town, it is an extraordinary example of medieval town planning, and walking around its narrow streets lined with ancient stone and brick houses, is a mesmerising experience. In the heart of the village is the square of the Tribunal, overlooked by the Town Hall – home to many of Lucignano’s Renaissance works of art, including the fantastic Golden Tree - and the Church of St Francis. Look out for the monumental entrance built by the Medici to give greater prestige to the town, and take the time to wander round the lovely speciality shops. Products ranging from olive oil, honey, ceramics, jewellery and clothes are all produced by local craftsmen. Then enjoy typical Tuscan dishes in one of the many restaurants lining the streets. If you’re visiting in May, you’re in for a treat, as the four districts of the village build flower-covered floats that parade through the streets to commemorate the start of summer; this is the Maggiolata and is a captivating sight.