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Siena is a city in Italy, one of the largest tourist centers in the country, the administrative center of the province of the same name.
Florence and Siena have been longtime rivals since the Middle Ages, and this rivalry has led to the greatest artistic achievements in both cities. This, of course, should please travelers who have the opportunity to view both pearls of world art almost “in one sitting.” Whether Siena is really more beautiful than Florence can only be determined by visiting it.
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Natural Beauties and Lakes
Viale Vittorio Veneto, 11
Orto Botanico dell'Università di Siena
Via Pier Andrea Mattioli, 4
Parco Sculture del Chianti
S.P. 9, 48/49 Loc. la Fornace
Parco giochi di Pescaia
Str. di Pescaia, 8
Pubblico Palace and Torre del Mangia
Il Campo, 1
Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena
Via S. Pietro, 29
Tuesday-Saturday: 09:00-19:00 Monday, Sunday: 09:00-13:30
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Duomo, 8
Piazza Salimbeni, 1
Attractions For Kids
Center Swimming Pool Acquacalda Uisp
Via Fausto Coppi, 1
Monday-Saturday: 07:00-21:00 Sunday: 09-13:00
Monday-Sunday: 09.30-18:30 Sunday and Holidays: 09:30-18:30
The Masgalano Gelateria
Via della Sapienza, 47
Pasticceria Gelateria Bar Nocino
Via Aretina, 13
Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Piazza del Duomo, 2
Santa Maria della Scala
Complesso Museale di Santa Maria
Salvador Dalí Siena
Via di Città, 126
Museum of Torture Siena
Chiasso del Bargello, 6
Your first trip in Siena
Visiting the main attractions
Family trip in Siena and cities nearby
Visiting the main attractions, entertainment places and nature beauties of Siena and surround
Big trip around Siena and all Tuscany
Visiting the main attractions, entertainment places and nature beauties around Siena and others cities of Tuscany
Discover the secret corners of Siena, which will add a special charm and unforgettable experience to your trip.
Castello di Celsa
Strada Provinciale 101 di Montemaggio
Tuesday: 09:00 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 18:00 Saturday: 09:00 – 13:00
Monday-Sunday: 00:00 – 24:00
Castello di Brolio
Località Madonna a Brolio
Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore
Monte Oliveto Maggiore
Monday-Sunday: 09:30–12:20 14:30–17:40
The king of cafes and patisseries in Siena is the Nannini dynasty. Therefore, every newcomer is simply obliged to visit at least one of their bars or cafes.
Ticket Siena offers tourists a single ticket (biglietto cumulativo) for 2 or 7 days which gives access to more places without staying in queues and at a lower price.
Remember about ZTL zones
With the exception of a few streets, it is forbidden to drive personal vehicles in Siena.
The Treno Natura is a special tourist train that runs through the countryside south of Siena. From spring to autumn, on Sundays, vintage steam locomotives leave during the day to cross Val d’Arbia, Val d’Orcia and Le Crete. For all those who are interested in spending a day in nature, exploring the magnificent landscapes of the province of Siena, striking everyone with their beauty and tranquility, a trip on a steam train will be a real find. The journey starts in Siena with stops in Asciano and Monte Antico before returning back to Siena.
In Siena, you can use the valet service, which will help you quickly find a parking space and avoid entering the ZTL zone. You can order the service online: Siena (parkvia.com)
Twice a year, on July 2 and August 16, paleo takes place in Piazza del Campo – horse racing on cobblestone pavements, in which 17 administrative districts of the city compete, solemn processions, the participants of which are dressed in colorful medieval costumes, noisy orchestras led by drummers with waving flags. These races have been held for at least 500 years, but they continue an earlier tradition and are a living part of the history of Siena.
Come in July or August to get to Paleo.
Archivio del gusto
Via di Monna Agnese, 8
A beautiful restaurant in the center of Siena that offers you a selection of the best Italian wines and exclusive recipes.
Osteria il Vinaio
Via Camollia, 167
Osteria in the center of Siena offers you traditional Tuscan dishes, but prepared with soul. In this restaurant you will feel at home with the Italian family.
Via Camollia, 102
Fonte Giusta Trattoria is a cozy and very rustic place where you can experience tradition and love for raw materials.
In the same place, you can take a culinary master class and get ready to shoot real Tuscan food!
Costa Larga, 4
Osteria is located a few steps from the Duomo, offers a wide selection of wines and an excellent wine list.
You can also order a four-course tasting menu accompanied by Tuscany wine at an affordable price!
Galleria Porta Siena
Piazzale Rosselli, 25
Shopping center located near the train station, which is just as easy to reach from the city center.
On the ground floor there is a covered underground car park, open until late, with columns for charging electric vehicles.
On the top floor there are many bars and restaurants open until midnight.
There are many good shops on the other floors.
There is also a large grocery supermarket.
Via di Città
Via di Città is the most elegant and solemn of the three streets, in ancient times it was called Via Galgaria due to the presence of shoemakers and leather makers, it leads to the top of one of the three hills on which Siena develops, the one that housed the settlement of the early medieval city. Here you will find many souvenirs shops, also clothes boutiques and more others.
Via Banchi di Sopra
This street in Siena is best known for being an ideal location for passeggiata, a slow evening stroll common among locals. Upscale stores and shops line the road and draw many tourists for relaxing evenings of window shopping. Things are centered around the large retail anchor, Upim. Keep an eye out also for some great pastries, like the panforte at Nannini. This street is located near the Piazza del Campo.
Via Pantaneto is a charming street lined with chic shopping options in the Terzo di San Martino district. Although it is lesser known than Via Banchi di Sopra and Via de Città, it has a cozy charm that the others do not. The street winds past ancient palazzi, churches, alleyways, and many shops offering the best of Italian designer and local goods. Visitors will be especially enchanted with the Palazzo Sozzini-Malavolti, a 15th-century beauty, and the San Gregorio and San Giovanni de Battista della Staffa churches.
Mercato delle Merci
Viale XXV Aprile
To discover the true soul of the city, there is nothing better than a carefree visit to its weekly market: Siena boasts one of the largest in Tuscany, Mercato delle Merci, which winds with its endless variety of stalls around the majestic walls of the Medici fortress, on Viale XXV Aprile . The offer of products is so rich and varied that it is almost impossible not to find something to your liking.
Friday weekly market
Piazza Antonio Gramsci
Every Friday from 7 am to 1 pm there is a small market near Piazza Gramsci. Farmers from Siena's countryside come to sell their produce. You can find bread (including rye), olive oil, fruits, vegetables, cheese and other local products. The market is small, but the products are of high quality and fresh.
Wednesday weekly market
Every Wednesday from about 7 am to 1 pm there is a weekly market near Piazza Gramsci - from there you will see the beginning of the stalls. The market offers mainly clothes and shoes, but also bags, jewelry, household utensils and some food stalls. Although the offer is not of the highest quality, the prices are affordable and you can find good deals.
An interesting antique market, held in Piazza del Mercato every third Sunday of the month, offers a rich offer of antiques, costume jewelry and local handicrafts. In a word, the ideal place to find a unique gift for relatives and friends.
Siena is a fairly safe city. The only thing is that you should be careful in the area of the station, because as in all cities at the stations you can meet suspicious people, scammers and pickpockets.
An elegant and very well maintained hotel with a park and swimming pool. Situated on a slope in a beautiful garden. Very polite welcome. Rooms overlooking the garden with lemon trees. Perfectly clean, heated bathroom, good bed.
A neat and clean table with a wide choice of dishes, from sweet to savory: cold cuts and cheeses, rolls, cakes and fresh fruit.
A large hotel with very helpful staff from the first to the last moment, our executive room was large with a very panoramic view, excellent acoustic isolation.
Breakfast is top notch.
The location is priceless, within walking distance of the centre, with free parking.
Cleanliness is excellent.
Adequate value for money, left satisfied and with the intention to return.
Hotel Garden Siena
Nice hotel with an outdoor pool, the historic center is easily accessible by a pleasant walk in about 15-20 minutes.
The room was beautiful, bright, cozy and clean.
Excellent breakfast and friendly staff. The huge territory of the hotel, it's really a Garden, you can take a walk, sit on a bench under the crown of trees.
For a couple in Siena
For 4 in Siena
Breakfast at the hotel
Visit Pubblico Palace and Torre del Mangia
Visit Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena
Walk around the city center
Visit town of Monteriggioni
Lunch in Monteriggioni
Visit Duomo di Siena
Aperitif in local bar
Visit Santa Maria della Scala
Walk around the city
Restaurants, bars and shopping malls should have toilets. Museums are a good option. Few toilets in the city center:
Casato di Sotto, 16
Prato di S. Agostino, 3
Via di Beccheria, 3
Siena outdoor parking near the city center.
Parking Siena outdoor parking near the city center.
Parcheggio San Francesco in Siena outdoor parking near the city center.
Parking S. Caterina Siena outdoor parking near the city center.
Siena Parcheggi - Parcheggio Il Duomo outdoor parking near the city center.
Piazza della Libertà, 14 Parking outdoor parking near the city center.
Siena Parkhaus covered parking near the city center.
Siena parking covered parking near the city center.
Parking Il Campo entrance covered parking near the city center.
Parking Il Campo covered parking near the city center.
Siena has several covered car parks. Leave your car in the covered parking to avoid the risk of getting a fine.
Scuola di Cucina International Chef Academy
Viale Europa, 1
Attend a private cooking class and it will be the highlight of your vacation!
The chef is excellent and will help make your experience fun and enjoyable!
Enjoy magnificent views of the hills of Siena while preparing authentic Italian dishes.
Scuola di Cucina di Lella di Lella Cesari Ciampoli snc
Via Fontebranda, 69
Scuola di cucina Lella is an absolute delight!
I can't say enough about how wonderful Lella and her assistant Julie are at teaching and sharing the customs and history of Tuscan cuisine.
The total time for the master class is four and a half hours to prepare and eat a four-course dinner, accompanied by local Tuscan wine.
Winery San Giorgio a Lapi
Str. di Colle Pinzuto, 30
Here you can taste divine wine with a view of the hypnotic Tuscan hills.
You will be met by a friendly family that produces this wine with love, and without pathos, but with tenderness, speaks about it.
You will be shown all stages of wine production, from the first machine to bottling, and at the end you will enjoy an unforgettable tasting.
Art of Cooking - Cooking Classes in Tuscany
Via Tommaso Pendola, 37
At the school you will have a delightful experience with good Italian food and wine. Lucrezia and Massimo are excellent chefs who will guide you through the world of cooking and share all the secrets of Tuscan cuisine!
When is the best time to visit Siena?
Siena makes a great city getaway all year round.
But, the best time to visit is spring and early autumn. Siena is always attractive, but during these months the temperatures are pleasant and the excessive summer heat is avoided. The climate of Siena can be defined as temperate Mediterranean, with relatively mild winters and hot and sunny summers.
Do I need a car?
Siena is a small city and many attractions are centrally located and can be reached on foot, it is still better to have a car, so you can easily get to other attractions around.
How many days to stay in Siena?
Siena is worth coming for two or three days, this will be enough to visit the main sights and enjoy the city.
Where can I buy a “single ticket” for visiting attractions in Siena?
Single ticket or “Siena pass”, which give you opportunity don’t spend time in staying in queues you can buy at the online: Siena Biglietti per Visitare monumenti, la cattedrale – 50% di sconto (florence-tickets.com)
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