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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Arcobaleno

Arcobaleno

The magic and charm of nineteenth­century Tuscany; the irresistible allure of Chianti's colours; the indispensable modern comforts. All of these can be found at Hotel Arcobaleno,which…

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Il Testucchio

Il Testucchio

In our residence the guests will be receive by our kind and professional staff, which will help you with any pleasant and useful tourist information: a tour in Chianti Classico and…

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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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Villa Patrizia

Villa Patrizia

Although it is a hotel in the city, it is surrounded by its own garden and park. The design is typically Italian, surrounded by a luxurious park of oak trees, with a centuries­old…

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La Colonna

La Colonna

After a hard and careful work, the Fioravanti family has been able to turn an antique Senese building into a small but cosy hotel where comfort, professionalism and kindness contribute…

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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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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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Villa Liberty

Villa Liberty

Located just outside the ancient walls of the historic centre of Siena, the Villa Liberty is 10 minutes' walk from Piazza del Campo. You can reach the hotel easily by car, and…

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Residences in Siena


Montaperti

Montaperti

Each room of our Hotel is unique and meets all essential hospitality criteria for our guests, including a private bath with hairdryer, air conditioning, satellite TV, direct phone…

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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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Podere Il Pero

Podere Il Pero

Podere Il Pero" is situated in a charming rural area just near the gates of the city. The farmhouse is completely restored by keeping the original style typical of the Senese countryside…

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Attractions in Siena

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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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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Basilica of San Domenico

One of the oldest places of worship in Siena, the Basilica of San Domenico is an imposing structure which strikes through its austere look.

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Basilica of Santa Maria dei Servi

Originally built in the 13th century, the Basilica of Santa Maria dei Servi underwent reconstruction and restoration works until the 16th century.

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