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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Residences in Siena


Borgognini

Borgognini

The Antique Residence "Borgognini", situated 300 m. from Campo Place, is the oldest Palace­Hotel open in Siena. In the splendid Palace of the XIIIth Century, in the past…

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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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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

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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Civic Museum

The Civic Museum of Siena is the attraction you should visit in order to make an idea about the secular art created over centuries by the Sienese artists.

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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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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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