The University of Siena
Spending some days in Siena, possibly in a rented holiday house in the historic centre, means - among other things - living in a town that hosts one of the most ancient universities in Italy
Founded in the 13th century, the Universitΰ degli Studi di Siena is only younger than the Universities of Bologna, Parma, Modena and Reggio Emilia. The University of Siena features at present eight faculties (Economy; Pharmacology; Law; Engineering; Humanities and Philosophy; Medicine; Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences; Political Sciences) and has about 20,000 students. Celebrities of the calibre of Pope John XXI, in the world Pietro Ispano, Luigi Berlinguer, Ernesto Galli della Loggia, and Paul Ginsborg, have studied in Siena.
It is therefore not rare for tourists spending their holidays in Siena to come across Italian and foreign young students
, especially between September and July, during class and exams sessions.
Moreover, renting an apartment in Siena for one or more weeks could prove to be an excellent solution for those families who want to be with their children during their first days at the University or during the holidays (at Christmas, New Year`s Day or Easter).
A last piece of advice for those who love cultural tourism
: being a university city, Siena hosts conferences, exhibits and events all the year round. If you are looking for a holiday accommodation in Siena, take a look at the calendar of cultural events so as to choose the best period for your holidays 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.