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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Alex

Alex

External view of the Alex Hotel in Siena Internal view of the hotel: entrance for the rooms and breakfast room Hotel Alex is situated at only 50 metres to one of the historic gates…

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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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Sangallo Park

Sangallo Park

The Sangallo Park Hotel is a new building located on the panoramic Vico Alto’s hill, nearby the historical art tuscany city. Among all hotels in Siena, the Sangallo Park Hotel is…

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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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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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Palace Due Ponti

Palace Due Ponti

The hotel has 44 bedrooms, a few ones equipped to meet handicapped people's needs. Each bedroom is provided with a satellite TV­set, a safe, a refrigerator with fully stocked…

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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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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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Residences in Siena


Il Casato

Il Casato

Residence made in an old XIV century building, nominated by the Monuments and Fine Arts Service for its frescos on the inside, with a panoramical view over the city, finely restructured,…

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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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Antico Uliveto

Antico Uliveto

A pure and simple environment, a cosy family reception. We've been running an organic farm since 1992. We're very proud of this, especially because when we began (we were the…

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Attractions in Siena

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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Siena Cathedral

The Siena Cathedral, called il Duomo by the locals, is the most important place of worship in Siena, home to tens of valuable works of art

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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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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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