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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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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Vico Alto

Vico Alto

W're glad to welcome you to your Hotel. We have 30 years of experince in Hotel activity and so we're sure to correspond to your desire of relaxing staying in Siena. That's…

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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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Antica Torre

Antica Torre

If you want feel and live old Italy, this is the hotel for you. A restored 16th­century tower within the town walls in the south­east corner of Siena, Hotel Antica Torre…

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Villa Scacciapensieri

Villa Scacciapensieri

The "Villa Scacciapensieri" is a marvellous 19th century Villa set in its own large park and gardens perfectly situated on top of a little hill only 2.5 km north of the medieval…

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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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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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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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Residences in Siena


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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Borgognini

Borgognini

The Antique Residence "Borgognini", situated 300 m. from Campo Place, is the oldest Palace­Hotel open in Siena. In the splendid Palace of the XIIIth Century, in the past…

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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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Attractions in Siena

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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Museo dell’Opera del Duomo

Museo dell’Opera del Duomo of Siena showcases historical masterpieces gathered from the city’s cathedral, as well as from other sources.

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Torre del Mangia

Located in Piazza del Campo, Torre del Mangia is one of the most exemplary attractions of Siena, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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Baptistery of Saint John

The Baptistery of Saint John is located close to the Siena Cathedral, its centerpiece consisting of a splendid 14th century baptismal font.

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