Things to see and do - Siena
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Siena Travel guide
Siena : Michelin's recommendations
Built on three reddish clay hills, the city’s streets wend their way inside surprisingly large ramparts. It is a secretive and timeless city which enchants visitors, particularly at sunset, when the crowds have died down and Siena finally reveals its true nature. Siena is famous throughout the world for the magical Piazza del Campo, the heart of the old town and venue for the Palio horse race, which sees the city’s 17 contrade (districts) compete against each other every year.
Tourist attractions Siena : Things to see and do
Piazza del Campo
This is one of the world's most famous squares, composed of a series of monuments in unsurpassed harmony. This slightly sloping "shell" or "fan" in pink and white tones is a fine example of those "open-air drawing rooms"..
Piazza dell Campo 1
This is one of the most attractive civil buildings in Italy. Its harmonious and light size is dominated by the elegant Mangia tower from which there is an admirable view over Siena and over the countryside. On a visit to the apartments you will see s..
Piazza del Duomo
Begun in 1339, the original plan for this cathedral was vast but only free-standing pillars give an impression of how vast; the actual structure makes up but one transept of the original design. It is however magnificent; the façade, a harmony of mar..
Via Della Sapienza,15 I - 53100 Siena
Featuring a panoramic terrace, the family-run Albergo Bernini is set in a historic building in the centre of Siena. A typical Italian breakfast, with hot drinks, juice and pastries, is offered daily. With free Wi-Fi access, rooms all come with a fan..
Via Delle Donzelle 5 I - 53100 Siena
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Just 20 metres from Piazza del Campo square, the Tre Donzelle is set in a historic building of the 15th century. It offers free Wi-Fi in the hall, and basic, spacious rooms. The rooms of Albergo Tre Donzelle are bright and come with private or share..
Via delle Donzelle 3 I - 53100 Siena
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Piccolo Hotel Etruria is a family-run property set in the historic centre of Siena, 20 meters from Piazza del Campo through a mediaeval archway. It offers simply furnished rooms with an LCD TV and free Wi-Fi. Each room at the Piccolo Etruria is equi..
Leisure activities Siena
Combine Chianti's fine wines with its impressive castles on a full-day trip from Siena! Giving the rugged Tuscan landscape a remarkable grandeur, these stunning Italian castles are a must-see for any visitor to the region. With your expert guide, vis..
Prices from : 100 €
Explore Tuscany's picturesque rolling hills on a private, full-day hiking tour with transport from Siena. With your expert guide, enjoy a scenic, full-day adventurous hike through the beautiful Chianti region in Tuscany, full of lush vineyards and qu..
Experience the beauty of Tuscany in style while driving a vintage Fiat 500, the most classic Italian car. After hotel pickup from Siena, start in Monteriggioni and cruise through the gorgeous hills of Chianti, stopping at a local winery for a wonderf..
piazza del Mercato 6 I - 53100 SIENA
A quiet, informal restaurant run by an entire family, with the mother creating authentic Tuscan cuisine in the kitchen. After sampling the excellent pasta with wild boar sauce, you might like to take a stroll around the nearby Piazza del Campo.
Costa di Sant'Antonio 13 I - 53100 Siena
Not far from the Santuario di Santa Caterina, this restaurant with a traditional vaulted ceiling is also a contemporary-style wine bar and bistro. Fresh, modern cuisine that is full of flavour.
vicolo di Provenzano 1/7 I - 53100 SIENA
This historic Siennese restaurant is popular again thanks to the new, enthusiastic management. Dine on exciting fish and seafood dishes in an elegant décor.
via Porrione 28 I - 53100 Siena
This cleverly named restaurant (a pun on the name of the street) enjoys a central location a stone's throw from the Piazza del Campo. The menu features regional favourites reinterpreted with enthusiasm and imagination by Ermanno, the owner-chef, as w..
via Banchi di Sopra 85 I - 53100 SIENA
via del Porrione 33 I - 53100 SIENA
Situated in the center of town, this is a popular trattoria with a characteristic little dining hall with tall china cupboards right inside the entrance, and a more classical, country-style dining room upstairs. Serving local cuisine.
via Giovanni Duprè 132 I - 53100 SIENA
This rustic taverna is in the heart of Siena. It serves local specialities such as ricotta gnocchi with melted pecorino cheese from Pienza and fresh truffles. Attractive, solid wooden tables with American-style paper tablecloths. The wine cellar hous..