Welcome to Siena

Siena was a proud, wealthy, and warlike independent city-state during the Middle Ages, until its final defeat by Florence. Medieval Sienese art (painting, sculpture, architecture, etc.) is unique and of great historical importance. Some of the famous artists who lived and worked in Siena are Duccio, Simone Martini, and Ambrogio and Pietro Lorenzetti. Sienese people are fiercely proud of their city and their neighborhood (contrada). The Palio, is all about neighborhood pride and rivalry, and also constitutes the unbroken continuation of a Medieval tradition associated with religion, pageantry, trash-talking, bragging, and occasional violence. It is taken very seriously and is in no way a put-on for tourists; in fact, you are likely to be less welcomed during the Palio than at any other time, and there isn't the slightest doubt that Siena would run the Palio with great enthusiasm regardless of whether any visitors ever showed up.

Top Tours & Activities in Siena

Guided Walking Tour Of Siena, Tuscany

Staying in Siena for the first time? Get an insightful introduction to the architecture, art, and history of this city on a guided walk. Our Siena walking tour lets you discover the city by foot while admiring its main monuments. Come with us and see Siena in the eyes of our local guides, you will fall in love with the city!

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Italian Cooking Class In A Chianti Farm From Siena

Learn how to cook like an Italian in 4 hours of cooking class, and enjoy a Tuscan Siena meal. Your chef will teach you tips and techniques to make a great Italian meal that you can recreate at home. It will be a delicious memory!

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Vespa & Chianti Tour From Siena

Spend a day riding along peaceful roads through the scenic, Tuscan hills on an original Vespa scooter. Experience a unique way of admiring Chianti's sights, and stop for a wine tasting and delicious lunch along the way.

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Dinner In The Chianti Vineyards, Depating From Siena

Enjoy a magical evening in the Chianti region and live the unforgettable experience of a dinner in the vineyards. Start off by visiting the farm’s wineries and tasting some delicious wines, after which you’ll visit the farm’s historic chapel and enjoy an outdoor barbecue accompanied by music and a delightful atmosphere.

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San Gimignano, Siena & Chianti With Monteriggioni – Typical Lunch & Wine Tasting – From Florence

Enjoy a full-day tour of Tuscany’s villages and wine regions from Florence and travel into the heart of the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Visit the town of San Gimignano, the wine territory of Chianti, the medieval town of Siena and the Monteriggioni fortress.

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500 Vintage Tour And Chianti Roads Tour From Siena

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Tuscan countryside by vintage Fiat 500 on an 8-hour scenic driving tour. Stop for a light lunch at a Chianti winery. Marvel at medieval villages in the rolling hills of the famous wine region, and more.

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Discover Tuscany By E-Bike With Wine Tasting & Lunch, From Siena

Discover the natural beauty of the Tuscan countryside by electric bike on a guided tour from Siena. See the Chianti region from a different perspective. Enjoy lunch and a wine tasting as part of this unique experience. It will be unforgettable!

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From Florence: Fiat 500 Vintage Tour And Chianti Roads On Small Group

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Tuscan countryside by vintage Fiat 500 on an 8-hour scenic driving tour. Stop for a light lunch at a Chianti winery. Marvel at medieval villages in the rolling hills of the famous wine region, and more.

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Good To Know

Language
Italian
Currency
Euro
Time Zone
UTC+01:00
Country Phone Code
+39
Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit Italy is spring season, which has good temperatures but isn't as crowded as summertime. Of course, autumn is another best time to visit Italy, especially for walkers and cyclists. Winter also has a special charm, but we think the Italian charm matches the hot weather.