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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Porta Romana

Porta Romana

The majestic Porta Romana and the green hills of the sienese countryside are the perfect background for our Hotel. A XVIIIth century building recently renewed and equipped with every…

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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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Duomo

Duomo

The Hotel Duomo is situated in one of the oldest streets in Siena, in the historical centre of the town. In the close proximity of the hotel you can find the most important monuments…

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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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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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Best Western Executive

Best Western Executive

The hotel Executive, a nearly new building, is located on a residential area of Siena, so called "Scacciapensieri", very close to the university and the new hospital congress…

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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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Residences in Siena


Villa Il Borghetto

Villa Il Borghetto

"VILLA IL BORGHETTO", in the heart of Tuscany , is a splendid aristocratic residence originating from the early 1600 . Located in the countryside , it is only ten minutes away…

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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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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

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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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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Palazzo Piccolomini

Palazzo Piccolomini is Siena was built in the 15th century in a Renaissance style. It now houses the State Archive. It is located in Terzo di San Martino

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