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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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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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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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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La Colonna

La Colonna

After a hard and careful work, the Fioravanti family has been able to turn an antique Senese building into a small but cosy hotel where comfort, professionalism and kindness contribute…

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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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Garden

Garden

This prestigious residence built by an old noble family, has, for decades, been the central nucleus of the Hotel Garden complex. Situated in the extremity of the secular park of ilex…

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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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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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Residences in Siena


Campo Regio

Campo Regio

A bright dining room with a luminous veranda and a terrace for guests, richly decorated with Eighteenth century patterns and furnished with antiques. Here it's possible to enjoy…

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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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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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Attractions in Siena

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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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 San Francesco

The initial 13th century Romanesque style of the Basilica of San Francesco in Siena made rooms during the 15th century to a Gothic architectural approach

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