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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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What you definitely should to visit

Natural Beauties and Lakes

Natural Beauties and Lakes

Tourist Attractions

Attractions For Kids

Museums

Museums

Your first trip in Siena

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Your first trip in Siena

Visiting the main attractions

2-3 days

02

Family trip in Siena and cities nearby

Visiting the main attractions, entertainment places and nature beauties of Siena and surround

7-14 days

03

Big trip around Siena and all Tuscany

Visiting the main attractions, entertainment places and nature beauties around Siena and others cities of Tuscany

14-21 days

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Nannini

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.

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Single

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.

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Remember about ZTL zones

With the exception of a few streets, it is forbidden to drive personal vehicles in Siena.

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Treno Natura

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.

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Parking service

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)

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Paleo

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.

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Recommended restaurants

Archivio del gusto

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

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.

Fonte Giusta

Fonte Giusta

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!

Osteria Permalico

Osteria Permalico

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!

Shopping malls

Galleria Porta Siena

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.

Shopping streets

Via di Città

Via di Città

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

Via Banchi di Sopra

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

Via Pantaneto

Via Pantaneto

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.

Markets

Mercato delle Merci

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

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

Wednesday weekly market

Piazza Antonio Gramsci

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.

Antique Market

Antique Market

Piazza Mercato

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.

Dangerous and recommended areas of the city

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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.

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Best Hotels

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Villa Scacciapensieri

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Str. di Scacciapensieri, 10
Crystalina

Crystalina

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.

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Hotel Athena

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Via Paolo Mascagni, 55
Crystalina

Crystalina

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.

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Hotel Garden Siena

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Via Custoza, 2
Crystalina

Crystalina

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.

Travel Budget

For a couple in Siena

Budget / day Cost (€)
Accommodation from 128€
(Standard double room with 1 double bed, breakfast included)
Meals 100€
(Good quality budget option)
Entertainment from 25€
Car rental from 36€
(Fiat 500, 4 seats)

For 4 in Siena

Budget / day Cost (€)
Accommodation from 187€
(Triple room with 2 beds (1 single bed, 1 large double bed), breakfast included)
Meals 120€
(Good quality budget option)
Entertainment from 35€
Car rental from 38€
(Opel Corsa, 5 seats)

2 days Itinerary in Siena

Day 1
Key attractions of Siena

09:00

Breakfast at the hotel

10:00

Visit Pubblico Palace and Torre del Mangia

14:00

Lunch

15:00

Visit Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena

18:00

Walk around the city center

20:00

Dinner

Day 2
Monteriggioni and most important churches of Siena

09:00

Breakfast at the hotel

10:00

Visit town of Monteriggioni

14:00

Lunch in Monteriggioni

15:30

Visit Duomo di Siena

16:30

Aperitif in local bar

17:30

Visit Santa Maria della Scala

18:00

Walk around the city

20:00

Dinner

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Public toilets

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

53100 Siena

Via di Beccheria, 3

Parkings

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.

Parking 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.

Covered parkings

Siena has several covered car parks.
Leave your car in the covered parking to avoid the risk of getting a fine.

Cooking entertainment

Scuola di Cucina International Chef Academy

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

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

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

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!

FAQ

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Reviews

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Ava Martinez

Crystalina was a pleasure to work with - friendly, kind, and always willing to help. We highly recommend her services for anyone planning a trip to Italy.

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Anthony Long

We decided to fly and opened up to Crystalina 10 days before the flight. Crystalina found out exactly what we wanted and built us an incredibly accurate trip. She found accommodations that just suited us, and attractions that just suited us. And in the process we had one problem, Crystalina immediately mobilized, made phone calls and solved the problem for us from the country. For everything we received an exact link and a map, including opening hours. Thanks to Crystalina, we had a calm and flowing trip. Thank you so much, Crystalina!

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Sophia Martin

Our trip to the Dolomites was an absolute success thanks to Crystalina's expert planning. We were taken to the most stunning places with precise navigation and a seamless itinerary. Crystalina even went above and beyond to help us when we encountered an urgent issue with a COVID test during our travels. Their quick assistance was truly a lifesaver. I highly recommend Crystalina's services to anyone planning a trip to Northern Italy. We look forward to working with them again on our next visit to the region.

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  • Our experts have insider knowledge of unique and off-the-beaten-path destinations that aren't typically found in guidebooks.

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