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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Residences in Siena


Montaperti

Montaperti

Each room of our Hotel is unique and meets all essential hospitality criteria for our guests, including a private bath with hairdryer, air conditioning, satellite TV, direct phone…

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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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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

Basilica dell’Osservanza

Dating back to the late-15th century, Basilica dell’Osservanza from Siena was restored in the early-20th century and completely restored following WWII

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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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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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Basilica of Santa Maria dei Servi

Originally built in the 13th century, the Basilica of Santa Maria dei Servi underwent reconstruction and restoration works until the 16th century.

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