Siena

Siena Attractions

Cinque Terre

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 538 Reviews

For travelers who consider themselves to be hiking specialists, a trip to Italy’s Cinque Terre is well worth your time. ‘Five Towns’ in English, this region  ...  Read more

Museo Civico

The Palazzo Pubblico is hard to miss. A magnificent stone and red brick building begun in 1297, with excellent towers and crenellations, it is everything one ...  Read more

Montalcino

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

The pretty Tuscan hill town of Montalcino is about 25 miles southeast of Siena, and perhaps best known for its exceptional Brunello di Montalcino wine.  ...  Read more

Siena Cathedral (Il Duomo)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Siena's magnificent Tuscan Gothic cathedral is not to be missed. And if you're in Siena you can't miss it because it dominates the place. Rising high with its ...  Read more

Chiesa di San Domenico

4.5 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

Saint Catherine of Siena brought this basilica to prominence by taking her vows here in 1363 when she was just 15. Having had her first vision at the age of 6 ...  Read more

Il Palio of Siena

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

You could describe Siena’s famous Palio as a horse race, but it’s so much more than that. Il Palio di Siena is a throwback to medieval times, a good-natured ...  Read more

Piazza del Mercato

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

If you're at all familiar with the Italian language, you'll no doubt recognize that the Piazza del Mercato in Siena is the city's historic market square.  ...  Read more

Piazza del Campo

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Every Italian city has its central piazza where the city's political, social and cultural business took place, and Siena's is pretty magnificent. The Piazza ...  Read more

Abbey of Sant'Antimo

Roughly 31 miles southeast of Siena, outside the town of Montalcino, is the Abbey of Sant'Antimo (Abbazia di Sant'Antimo in Italian). This abbey was ...  Read more

Battistero di San Giovanni

The Baptistry of St John is located near the Duomo in the center of Siena. Built in the same Tuscan Gothic style, although less externally ornamented – the ...  Read more

Fonte Gaia

The heart of Siena is the Piazza del Campo and the beating heart of the piazza has to be Fonte Gaia, the ‘fountain of joy’. Dating from the 15th century, it is ...  Read more

Opera Metropolitana Museum (Museo dell’Opera Metropolitana)

Also known as the Duomo Museum, the building was intended to be part of the Nuovo Duomo, the expansion of Siena’s cathedral to become the largest in Italy in ...  Read more

Pinacoteca Nazionale

Since 1932, one of Italy's largest art collections has been housed here in the Late Gothic Palazzo Buonsignori. Begun in the late 18th century by collector ...  Read more

Santa Maria della Scala

Santa Maria della Scala was one of Europe’s first hospitals. Established by the Catholic priests of the Siena Duomo, it housed and cared for those making the ...  Read more

Torre del Mangia

Rising high above the Piazza del Campo is the bell tower, Torre del Mangia, built in the early 1300s. It reaches nearly 90 metres above the Palazzo Pubblico ...  Read more

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