Siena. The most famous square in the world.

Siena is more than a city; it is a journey through time, a living link to Italy’s glorious past. From Renaissance architecture to the art scene and delicious cuisine, Siena offers a harmonious blend of culture, history and enjoyment. Immerse yourself in the elegance of this city and let yourself be seduced by its timeless beauty, which will make your visit an unforgettable destination.

Gavorrano > Siena: 83 km

Siena is more than the Palio

Amidst the rolling hills of Tuscany rises the enchanting city of Siena, known not only for its historical splendor but also as one of Italy’s cultural jewels. With its breathtaking architecture, world-famous horse racing and lively artistic scene, Siena attracts visitors from all over the world.

The historical heritage

Siena’s historic center is imbued with a unique medieval charm. The famous Piazza del Campo, a semi-circular square, is the heart of the city. The Palio di Siena takes place here twice a year, a spectacular horse race that combines tradition, passion and competition. The imposing Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta with its unique architecture and magnificent frescoes is another highlight that transports visitors back to the Renaissance.

Art and culture

Over the centuries, the city has inspired artists and art lovers alike. The city is home to an impressive collection of art treasures in galleries, churches and museums. The Pinacoteca Nazionale, for example, is home to works by Sienese masters such as Duccio di Buoninsegna and Simone Martini. The rich cultural scene also extends to contemporary art galleries, which underline the creative vitality of the city.

Culinary delights

Tuscan cuisine is known for its simplicity and authenticity, and Siena is no exception. The alleyways of the old town are lined with cozy trattorias and osterias serving traditional dishes such as pici (handmade pasta) and panforte (a local dessert). Visitors can sample the region’s excellent wines, including the famous Chianti, in the numerous wine taverns.

Shopping and crafts

The lively old town is also a paradise for shopping enthusiasts. The old town is dotted with charming boutiques selling handmade artwork, leather goods and local products. The market on the Piazza del Mercato offers an abundance of fresh food, spices and handicrafts that capture the essence of the Tuscan way of life.

Preservation of heritage and sustainable tourism

The inhabitants “the Sienese” are proud to preserve their historical heritage and offer visitors an authentic experience. Initiatives for sustainable tourism development are particularly noticeable here, from environmentally friendly means of transportation to measures for the preservation of historic buildings.

Places of interest in Siena

Walk through the old town
The Gothic cathedral made of black and white marble
Ospedale Santa Maria della Scala
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Palio” horse race on July 2 and August 16
All other dates on the tourist website of Siena

Images: Charl Durand, Helena Jankovičová-Kováčová, Siegfried Poepperl, Wolfgang Weiser @ Pexels

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Casa Ferruccio

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