The Town of the Contrade
No doubts it is in the list of the dream holiday destinations in Tuscany!
The town of Siena
, which in origin was a Roman military colony, is surrounded by the hills of Chianti (north-east), the Crete Senesi (south) and the Montagnola and Mount Amiata (south-west).
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
due to its beautiful historic centre - incidentally, why do not you look for an apartment in this corner of the town? It will be an unforgettable experience! -, Siena is renowned all over the world mainly for its Palio
: a horse race whose protagonists are the 17 contrade
it is divided into.
Spending some days in a traditional holiday farm or villa in Siena countryside
will not mean only "living" the atmosphere of the Palio and the "contrade".
Go on reading the pages of this brief travel guide to Siena and discover the thousands of more or less renowned treasures hidden in the town that, as the legend says, was founded by Remus` children, Senius and Ascanius; the small and picturesque medieval villages that dot its lush countryside; the many specialities of its cuisine... and of its famous wineries. You will also find some pieces of advice on how to reach Siena, on shopping in the town`s craftsman workshops and outlet shops, on brief excursions to the other Tuscan cities of art...
In short, if you are surfing the net looking for a place where to spend your next holidays in Tuscany, you are in the right place.
Enjoy the reading and have a nice holiday in Siena
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.