Set into the green heart of Tuscany, Siena is one of the most beautiful mediaval town in Italy. The old town centre – which has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site – is built around the majestic Piazza del Campo, just a few steps far from the Siena Cathedral. The fascinating countryside that surrounds the city, from the Chianti Hills to the spectacular Val d’Orcia, offers all visitors an unique experience which is at the same time cultural, naturalistic and enogastronomic.
Places of interest
Piazza del Campo
Siena Cathedral (Duomo)
Chianti (both the hills and the wine!)
Where to sleep
The highlights of Siena are set around the old town centre and can be seen in a few hours walk. The city is located in the central part of Tuscany, in the middle of a vast hilly landscape between the Chianti and the Val d'Orcia. It’s up to you to choose between a hotel in the old town centre or a countryside property. What matters is that you’re able to enjoy all the beauties in the area.
Best time of the year to visit Siena
The best time to visit Siena and Tuscany in general is Spring and Autumn. Seeing the Palio though – which takes place twice a year: July 2nd and August 16th – is definitely a good reason to be in Siena during the Summer.