The History of Siena
According to the traces found during some archaeological excavations, the first inhabitants were probably the Etruscan. However, the legend says that Saena Julia
, the name the ancient Roman gave to a military colony settled in southern Tuscany, was founded by Remus` children. And that is the meaning of Siena`s crest, which represents a shield divided into halves (the upper one is white and the lower one is black), with a she-wolf at the centre that is suckling Remus` children, Senius and Ascanius.
If you have decided to spend your next holidays in Tuscany, rent an apartment or a villa in Siena for one or more weeks and it will be like living the history of Siena in person.
and buildings, the narrow streets and squares, the churches: everything in this charming corner of Tuscany has something to tell.
Most of the episodes date back to the Middle Ages, when Siena began to develop into an important centre. The rivalry with nearby Florence
reached its climax in 1555, when Siena definitively surrendered to the troops of Charles V after a one-year siege.
Today, many Siena historic buildings have been transformed into museums or have become the headquarters of associations and foundations and are open to visitors. So, once you are in your apartment in Siena, plan a visit to the museums of the "contrade", to the Palazzo Pubblico (the Town Hall), Palazzo Chigi Saracini, the Fortezza Medicea, the house of Saint Catherine of Siena, the Complesso Museale di Santa Maria della Scala...
Our most requested villas:
Villa with pool near Montepulciano (Siena), in Valdichiana. Sleeps 6, garden, air conditioning, hydromassage, Internet connection, outdoor toys for children. Spas, golf club, tennis club and riding stable within a few kilometres.
*Valid in some periods
Villa for vacation rental in Radda in Chianti, between Florence and Siena, in the Tuscan countryside. Accommodation for 12/13 people, garden, swimming pool, panoramic view, Internet connection.
*Valid in some periods
Villa sleeping 4+2 between Florence and Siena, in the Chianti region, in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa. Swimming pool, air conditioning, Internet connection, table-football table, table-tennis table. Riding stable and tennis club within a few kilometres.
Luxury villa near San Gimignano, Siena and Florence. Panoramic position on the Chianti hills. Swimming pool and Jacuzzi in the garden, nice and elegant furniture. Air conditioning, Internet WI-FI connection. 8 beds.