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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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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Palazzo Di Valli

Palazzo Di Valli

Situated only 800 metres from the historic centre of Siena, Hotel Palazzo di Valli is a gorgeous 18th century villa beautifully decorated and smartly furnished in 18th century Tuscan…

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Sangallo Park

Sangallo Park

The Sangallo Park Hotel is a new building located on the panoramic Vico Alto’s hill, nearby the historical art tuscany city. Among all hotels in Siena, the Sangallo Park Hotel is…

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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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Borgo Grondaie

Borgo Grondaie

The charming Hotel & Apartments Borgo Grondaie, built out of an old Tuscan farm just 2 km out of the city centre, was completely renovated in 2001. Maintaining its rural and rustic…

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Athena

Athena

In the historic centre of Siena, near to Piazza del Campo, famous for the well known Palio, there is Hotel Athena In our website you will see our rooms with the most ample services…

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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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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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Residences in Siena


Piccolo Etruria

Piccolo Etruria

An incoming accomodation for your lodging in a familiar and amaible atmosphere in the heart of Siena.

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Villa Il Borghetto

Villa Il Borghetto

"VILLA IL BORGHETTO", in the heart of Tuscany , is a splendid aristocratic residence originating from the early 1600 . Located in the countryside , it is only ten minutes away…

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Podere Olmo

Podere Olmo

Residence Podere OLMO is located near San Rocco a Pilli, a small town only five minutes away from Siena, immersed in the Senese countryside. Housed within an ancient Podere (Estate)…

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Attractions in Siena

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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Basilica dell’Osservanza

Dating back to the late-15th century, Basilica dell’Osservanza from Siena was restored in the early-20th century and completely restored following WWII

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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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Basilica of San Francesco

The initial 13th century Romanesque style of the Basilica of San Francesco in Siena made rooms during the 15th century to a Gothic architectural approach

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