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

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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Brunello Di Montalcino Wine Tour Small Group From Siena

Enjoy a half day of culture, wine, and delicious food as you visit some of the most impressive destinations in Tuscany. Explore Montalcino and its stronghold and taste the world-famous wines.

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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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Horseback Riding In Tuscany From Siena

Enjoy the Open Air of the Tuscan Country, come with us on a horseback for a ride in the Tuscan countryside on this day tour from Siena. Admire lush vineyards, olive groves, rolling hills, and stunning views. A beautiful memory in one of the most charming places of Italy.

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Tuscany In A Day: Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa With Lunch And Wine Tasting – From Florence

Discover the beauty of Tuscany and visit its medieval cities and towns on a guided excursion from Florence. You’ll explore the World Heritage Site of San Gimignano, Pisa, and Siena and you’ll have the chance to enjoy local foods and wines.

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Guided Tour To Siena’s Palio Horse Race – From Florence

Experience the world-famous Palio horse race, the most exciting event in Siena, on a day trip from Florence. You’ll enjoy a guided tour of Siena, watch the race from the Piazza del Campo, and later have dinner at a restaurant in the piazza as well.

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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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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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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.