If you refer Siena, Italy to a group of travelers, it’s in all likelihood at least one of them will start raving with superlatives. But rather than assuming they’ve had too much imagination, you should consider what they’re saying – this medieval Tuscan town absolutely oozes out charm, despite being mostly overrun by tourists during the peak season. Someway Siena superintends to host all those crowds every day, year after year, and not miss her splendor. Whether you visit on a day-trip from Florence or you settle to stay here for a few days, Siena is probably to turn you into one of those people who gushes at parties when someone mentions the name.
What to Do in Siena Italy
The biggest sight in Siena is most likely the town itself, with its winding cobblestone streets and lovely piazzas. But the historic center is even extended enough that there are a few attractive features you’ll want to make time for – and you don’t yet have to go outside the old city walls to discover them all.
The main orientation point is the city’s main square, the Piazza del Campo, around which Siena’s well-known horse races (the Palio) are run twice each summer. It’s the perfect point to enjoy a gelato, or just do some people-observing. If you plan to come for the Palio, book your room well in advance! The Duomo is a short walk from the Campo and is a colorful masterpiece. It was thought to be built even larger, but the vaster church was never completed. If you’re into relics, just outside the historic center is a church that has the head and one finger of St. Catherine, Siena’s patron saint.
Getting To Siena Italy
It’s unlikely that you’ll be commencing and finishing your trip in Siena, but if you’re planning to just check out the Tuscan region you might check out flying directly into Florence. If the costs are beyond your reach, the next better airport to attempt is probably Rome’s Fiumicino Airport. If you’re already in Europe, naturally, your choices for which airport to fly into are practically never-ending. Start by seeking for airfare to Italy and go from there.
Where to Stay in Siena Italy
Staying in the historic center of Siena can be quite pricey, but there’s a more modern city out of the old city walls where you’ll be able to find more budget accommodations. You can browse our selection of Siena hostels and Siena hotels and book your room today.