From the splashes of reddish-brown of its classic brick buildings to Tuscany’s green landscape, Siena is a characterful city with a rich cultural legacy. Its laid-back atmosphere persuades travellers and locals alike, into sipping on some wine and simply admiring the city’s rustic charm.
The Gothic architecture of this Italian city has made its historic centre a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On your Siena trip, you can walk the cobbled streets of the shell-shaped main square, Piazza del Campo, to admire its distinctive edifices. At the piazza, you’ll come across impressive structures, such as Palazzo Pubblico, Palazzo Sansedoni and Torre del Mangia. You'll also get to see the monumental fountain, Fonte Gaia, and one of Italy’s finest churches, the 15th-century Siena Cathedral – also known as the ‘Duomo’.
Perched between two prominent wine regions of Chianti and Montalcino, Siena lays out a lot of options for famous Tuscan wines. To sample some local specialities, you can indulge in a wine tasting in the city’s historical centre or set out on a day-trip to family-run wineries along the Sienese countryside, enjoying the view of rolling hills and olive groves.
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|Most popular time to visit||October-December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||€ 10 = $9.71|
|Average weekend price||$137 per night|
|Average weekday price||$130 per night|
|Average stay||1 night|
The Duomo with the uncovered marble inlay floor was incredible. That alone would be worth the trip, but the city is awesome in every aspect. great walking through ancient streets. numerous great restaurants and wine bars. GREAT find within easy walk from hotel was Salefino Botteglieria with Manuel -- fabulous gourmet food at reasonable prices. Great wine and recommendation for wine country at SanGiorgio a Lapi, short drive away in Chianti country
Beautiful city, do a tour of the Duomo was great and extended around the city 2 hours worth. Eat eat and eat but book book and book!!!! Lots of lovely cafes, two coffees and two pasteries for €5.40!!!!!! the city itself has a really good vibe and felt very safe. Pre book the tower and everything else.
Siena is largely preserved with its early mediaeval surroundings which adds to the atmosphere . The centre of attraction is the Duomo and the nearby museum although there are other churches and the Pallazzo in the main square. On Sunday there were splendid marching bands playing the drums and wearing period costumes which was a fine spectacle.
Only 1 night spent in Siena as we were based 20 minutes away for a wedding. Taxis were €30 each way when we went into Siena from our venue. Walked miles around Siena which was a beautiful place to visit. Found great places to eat at reasonable prices. Gelato was great near piazza del Campo
We had a wonderful guide arranged by our property- Borgo La Torre alle Tolfe. They also arranged transportation into Siena as well as booking restaurants for us. The Palio had just been run so the city had a bit of extra excitement and we watched the winning contrada parade through town. Really a lovely , relaxed and easy to get around walking city.
Siena is STUNNING. Anyone looking to truly experience Tuscany should consider staying here rather than just coming for a day trip. It’s beautiful, intimate, and filled with culture. The absolute highlight of our trip was the “stairway to heaven” ticket we booked as a special tour in the Duomo. I wouldn’t recommend Siena for people who cannot handle lots of walking/stairs/hills- it’s steep!
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