Siena travel guide with information on hotels, restaurants and much more

Siena is the capital of the Italian province of Siena, in the region of Tuscany. Siena At approximately 70 kilometers away from Florence, the city stretches between the valleys of Arbia, Merse and Elsa Rivers; Siena is surrounded by the Chianti Hills to the North-East, Montagnola to the West and Crete Senesi Hills to the South-East.

The legend says the city was founded by Senio and Ascanio (the sons of Remus, on of the founder of Rome), and thats why tourists can often encounter copy statues of the "she wolf" of Romulus and Remus Roman Capitoline. The archeological remainings show that Siena has developed by the Etruscans, and since the first century A.D. it has been a Roman Colony, with the name Saena Etruriae or Sena Julia.

Siena is recognised as one of the most beautiful cities in Tuscany, thus its historical and cultural heritage is on the UNESCO List. The city preserves its medieval look and atmosphere, since hundreds of years. One can touch the medieval atmosphere by walking on the narrow and tangled streets of Siena. 

The old city center holds the most famous and most beautiful touristic attractions.

Piazza del Campo is an extensive open space in the shape of a sea shell, surrounded by majestuous old buildings like Palazzo Publico (Public Palace) and Torre del Mangia (Tower of Mangia); you can relax sitting at a table of the numerous cafes and terraces from the market square, and afterwords you can discover the Dome of Siena, Pinacoteca Nazionale, Santa Maria della Scala Museum Complex, and the many churches and basilicas marked by a Gothic architecture: San Domenico, Basilica Santa Maria dei Servi, Basilica San Francesco.

Our travel guide presents the most beautiful and worth to be visited places and attractions in Siena. You will find accommodation information, restaurants, interactive maps of the city and its districts as well as a very comprehensive photo gallery.

Hotels in Siena

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Villa Elda

Villa Elda

Situated at few steps from Piazza del Campo, Villa Elda awaits you for an enchanting holiday. A wonderful xix century building, always belonged to the same family who manage it, Villa…

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Moderno

Moderno

The three­star Hotel Moderno is located near "Porta Ovile" and just in front of the new escalator to the Church of san Francesco, in the historic centre of Siena. The…

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Minerva

Minerva

The Hotel Minerva is situated in the historic center of Siena , it commands a view over the whole town. Its hospitality is rendered unique by the warm welcome and by the outermost…

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San Marco

San Marco

The Hotel San Marco is a new three­stars superior building, situated in the west area of Siena, at only 1000 mt from the hystorical centre of the city. It was inaugurated in 2004,…

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Certosa Di Maggiano

Certosa Di Maggiano

The Certosa di Maggiano, built in 1314 with funds donated by Cardinal Ricardo Petroni, was a place designed for meditation and prayer. It is located in the countryside immediately…

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Alex

Alex

External view of the Alex Hotel in Siena Internal view of the hotel: entrance for the rooms and breakfast room Hotel Alex is situated at only 50 metres to one of the historic gates…

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Italia

Italia

This new Hotel is situated only a short distance from the porta Camollia, the traditional entrance to the medieval town which preserves the ancient traditions such as the famous Palio…

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Palace Due Ponti

Palace Due Ponti

The hotel has 44 bedrooms, a few ones equipped to meet handicapped people's needs. Each bedroom is provided with a satellite TV­set, a safe, a refrigerator with fully stocked…

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Residences in Siena


Campo Regio

Campo Regio

A bright dining room with a luminous veranda and a terrace for guests, richly decorated with Eighteenth century patterns and furnished with antiques. Here it's possible to enjoy…

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Villa Piccola

Villa Piccola

If you want to enjoy a vacation in Tuscany with all the comfort and friendliness for which this land is famous all over the world, choose the new lodge Villa Piccola Siena or the holiday…

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Vico Alto

Vico Alto

The "Vico Alto" residence has been created through the renovation of various rural buildings dating to the thirteenth and eighteenth centuries set upon a hill overlooking Siena,…

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Attractions in Siena

Civic Museum

The Civic Museum of Siena is the attraction you should visit in order to make an idea about the secular art created over centuries by the Sienese artists.

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Palazzo Piccolomini

Palazzo Piccolomini is Siena was built in the 15th century in a Renaissance style. It now houses the State Archive. It is located in Terzo di San Martino

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Casa-Santuatio di Santa Caterina da Siena

Casa di Santa Caterina is the place where peace seekers visiting Siena go, in order to be inspired by the tranquility and spirit of the Siena-born saint.

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Siena Cathedral

The Siena Cathedral, called il Duomo by the locals, is the most important place of worship in Siena, home to tens of valuable works of art

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