Siena Between Sacred and Profane
The Palio and the other events that take place in Siena all over the year have already been mentioned. But a holiday in Siena is also a great occasion for visiting some of the most important monuments
in the world. In the following pages of this brief travel guide to Siena you will find some pieces of advice for a wonderful stay in one of the most picturesque corners of Tuscany.
Once you have chosen your preferred accommodation (there are so many holiday rentals on offer in Siena ), take the map of the town and circle Piazza del Campo
in red. Why? Because it is the pulsing heart of the town: the Palazzo Comunale
(Town Hall), which hosts the Museo Civico
, looks onto it. At the back of the square where twice a year the 17 contrade
vie with each other for the possession of the Palio stands the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta
, the Duomo of Siena, which hosts the Museo dell`Opera Metropolitana del Duomo
and the Libreria Piccolomini
This should be enough for your first day in Siena!
But during your stay in the town founded by Senius and Ascanius you could also visit Palazzo Chigi Saracini
, that hosts the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Palazzo Salimbeni
, the headquarters of the Monte dei Paschi, and the Complesso Museale di Maria alla Scala
Just a last piece of advice: plan brief tours of the town; leave your apartment in Siena in the morning and have your lunch in some typical small restaurants in the historic centre.
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.