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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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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Santa Caterina

Santa Caterina

The Hotel Santa Caterina in Siena, obtained by transforming an 18th century patrician villa into a small cosy hotel is situated just a few metres away from " Porta Romana "…

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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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Villa Elda

Villa Elda

Situated at few steps from Piazza del Campo, Villa Elda awaits you for an enchanting holiday. A wonderful xix century building, always belonged to the same family who manage it, Villa…

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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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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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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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Residences in Siena


Vico Alto

Vico Alto

The "Vico Alto" residence has been created through the renovation of various rural buildings dating to the thirteenth and eighteenth centuries set upon a hill overlooking Siena,…

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Erasmus San Benedetto

Erasmus San Benedetto

Recently refurbished, the new residence Erasmus in San Benedetto is the ideal accommodation to live in safe tranquillity your own university experience in Italy. The residence is today…

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Antica Cicogna

Antica Cicogna

The building which houses the Antica Residenza dates back to the middle ages. Its long life has made it witness many different styles and eras which have contributed to increase its…

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Attractions in Siena

Water Museum

Opened no sooner than 2010, the Water Museum in Siena occasions visitors the opportunity to learn about the city’s ancient underground waterways history

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Church of San Martino

Dating back to the 12th century, the Church of San Martino has been architecturally and artistically enriched in time, now holding a few Renaissance works

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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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