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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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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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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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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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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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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Minerva

Minerva

The Hotel Minerva is situated in the historic center of Siena , it commands a view over the whole town. Its hospitality is rendered unique by the warm welcome and by the outermost…

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Chiusarelli

Chiusarelli

Newly reformed, all our rooms have an high comfort level with the same Neo­classic style that characterise our Hotel. Some of our rooms have an enchanting view over the old city and…

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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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Residences in Siena


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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Campo Regio

Campo Regio

A bright dining room with a luminous veranda and a terrace for guests, richly decorated with Eighteenth century patterns and furnished with antiques. Here it's possible to enjoy…

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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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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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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 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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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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