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 Patrizia

Villa Patrizia

Although it is a hotel in the city, it is surrounded by its own garden and park. The design is typically Italian, surrounded by a luxurious park of oak trees, with a centuries­old…

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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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Certosa Di Maggiano

Certosa Di Maggiano

The Certosa di Maggiano, built in 1314 with funds donated by Cardinal Ricardo Petroni, was a place designed for meditation and prayer. It is located in the countryside immediately…

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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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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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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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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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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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Residences in Siena


Le Meridiane

Le Meridiane

LE MERIDIANE Residence was built restoring a 17th century farmhouse. It is surrounded by olive groves in the town of Sienna. The privileged position and the facilities offered (swimming…

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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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Villa Piccola

Villa Piccola

If you want to enjoy a vacation in Tuscany with all the comfort and friendliness for which this land is famous all over the world, choose the new lodge Villa Piccola Siena or the holiday…

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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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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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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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Baptistery of Saint John

The Baptistery of Saint John is located close to the Siena Cathedral, its centerpiece consisting of a splendid 14th century baptismal font.

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