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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Vico Alto

Vico Alto

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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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Italia

Italia

This new Hotel is situated only a short distance from the porta Camollia, the traditional entrance to the medieval town which preserves the ancient traditions such as the famous Palio…

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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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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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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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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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Villa Scacciapensieri

Villa Scacciapensieri

The "Villa Scacciapensieri" is a marvellous 19th century Villa set in its own large park and gardens perfectly situated on top of a little hill only 2.5 km north of the medieval…

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Residences in Siena


Piccolo Etruria

Piccolo Etruria

An incoming accomodation for your lodging in a familiar and amaible atmosphere in the heart of Siena.

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Podere Il Moro

Podere Il Moro

Ten kilometres away from Siena, not more than an hour from Montalcino, S. Gimignano, Pienza and Florence, the holiday farm Il Moro is the ideal place for those who want to relax in…

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Antica Cicogna

Antica Cicogna

The building which houses the Antica Residenza dates back to the middle ages. Its long life has made it witness many different styles and eras which have contributed to increase its…

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Attractions in Siena

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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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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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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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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