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

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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Siena: 1-Hour Walking Tour With Street Food And Wine Tastings

A real taste of Siena food and wine tradition is what this experience would like to leave to you. A licensed guide will escort you to several typical places to discover the secrets and the curiosities of culinary traditions of this famous town.

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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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Full-Day Tuscany Tour From Florence: Pisa, Siena And San Gimignano With Visit To Vineyard & Lunch

Feast your eyes and tickle your palate with the joy of Tuscany in just one day! A complete day-tour, starting from Florence, that will take you to visit Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano, and enjoy a delicious typical lunch with a wine tasting session on a wine farm. How could it be better?

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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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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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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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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.