The city of Siena is rich in tourist offers and proposals. Every year we organize over 600 events and there are many routes and entertainment: tourism in Siena has many faces, discover them together.
HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL TOURISM
Siena is the city of art, history and culture. Like Florence, has an Etruscan past, Roman, Renaissance and Gothic. The palaces, churches and squares of the old town bear witness to this glorious past with their monuments and finished facades.
Many museums, both in the city center than in the hilly district, between small towns and villages scattered inland Tuscany. In a cultural visit in Siena you can not miss historic sites such as Piazza del Campo with its Fonte Gaia and Torre del Mangia, the imposing Cathedral, the Sanctuary of Santa Caterina, the Basilica of San Domenico, Palazzo Pubblico, the Museo dell ‘ Opera, and many others.
Stop in Siena for more than one day will allow you to discover the most of its surroundings, knowing beautiful villages rich in history, such as San Gimignano, Castellina in Chianti, Montalcino, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Gaiole in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Chianciano Terme.
Immersed in a unique natural setting, here you will find many spas that make the Sienese a land of the healing water. There is plenty of choice if you want to create a spa weekend in Siena: Chianciano Terme, Terme di San Filippo, Petriolo Spa, Terme di Montepulciano, Rapolano Terme, Bagno Vignoni, are just some of the offerings from the spa resort area .
FOOD AND WINE TOURISM
Wine bars, shops and restaurants of the old town offer the best of local produce. To better enjoy these delicacies you can visit the wine cellars of the district. In Siena you absolutely must try these dishes: pappardelle with wild boar, ribollita (vegetable soup), Tuscan bread toasted, Pici (homemade spaghetti), the gingerbread (sweet Tuscan Christmas), Chianina meat and of course the wines such as Chianti, Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello and Nobile di Montepulciano. The Siena is also the land of truffles, as in the case of San Giovanni d’Asso.
PLAY AND TOURISM
A lot of the fun and medieval pageants festivals that are held every year. Besides the historical Palio di Siena (held on July 2 and August 16), other famous festivals are the Barbarossa Feast of San Quirico d’Orcia, the Giostra di Simone Montisi, the Thrush Festival of Montalcino, the Joust del Saracino in Sarteano, the barrel race through the Montepulciano. Some parties also provide for the participation of children, with play areas for them. During the carnival celebrations, Christmas or Easter, all the villages come alive with events and celebrations. Very sensitive on fun are also hotels, farms and in general all the premises of the Sienese, who organize regular events and parties.
The hilly surrounding area lends itself well to hiking, running, horseback or bicycle. Ideal to get around with the kids, Siena is a city devoted to green tourism.
Famous the Nature Train, the oldest steam train re-operated specifically to encourage a slow tourism, that winds through nature trails and unusual (info and reservations tel. 0577 281834).
If you love nature I recommend a nature tour in the following areas: Chianti, Crete Senesi, Monte Amiata, the Val di Chiana, Val d’Elsa, Val di Merse. Up the ancient waterway from Petriolo to Iesa and discover the Valley of the Farma, take a bath in one of its free thermal baths. Visit the Chianti region, in the area of Villa Arceno, with the castle of Montalto and its pond in the English style. Visit the “biancane” Leonina, the protected area of the Sienese clay hill.
Take a tour of the villages of Molli, Simignano and Gallena, including chestnut and marble quarries. Finally do a walking tour to Mount Amiata, to see Castelnuovo dell’Abate, in the highest Sienese top.
- Tourist Information Office of the City of Siena
Via Rail Station (Piazzale Rosselli) Siena
+39 0577 270600- +39 0577 292111
email@example.com – www.comune.siena.it
- Information and tourism services
+39 0577 280551 www.terresiena.it – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nature Train
+39 0577 207413 www.ferrovieturistiche.it
- Association Center Guides of Siena and Province
+39 0577 43273 www.guidesiena.it – email@example.com
- Reservations and purchase of tickets for concerts and theater performances
+39 0577 41169 www.b-ticket.com/b-ticket/sienateatri
- Tour Guides
+39 0577 43273 http://guidesiena.it
- Information and reservations for disabled
+39 0577 292215
- URP (Public Relations Office of the City of Siena)
Piazza del Campo, 7-53100 Siena
Phone 800 292 292 Tel. 0577 292230 292340-292334
Fax. 0577 292494 – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese Policlino “Santa Maria alle Scotte”
Emergency Room 0577 585807
info Office 0577 585689 – 0577 585137