First time in Siena?

If you’re looking for tips and ideas on how to best enjoy the city of the Palio and Contrade, you’ve come to the right place. Here, you’ll find a comprehensive guide with all the information you need to visit Siena.

Discover travel tips, stories and anecdotes about one of Italy’s most fascinating cities whose unmistakable historic centre was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.

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Places to see

Siena is known for the historical and cultural charm of its palaces and the beauty of its architectural monuments.

How to choose what to see?

Here is a list of must-see attractions: our guide will provide you with all the information you need to plan your visit.

Things to do

Whether it’s a week-long holiday or a weekend getaway, you will need to plan every step of the trip: when to leave, where to sleep, and what to do.

This section will help you gather information and news about cultural events in Siena.

Concerts, exhibitions, sporting events, theatre – all the must-see events and activities in the city of the Palio.

You have no idea just how many surprises await you.

What to taste in Siena

Siena’s artistic and natural heritage is enriched with tasty aromas and flavours: cured meats, pici (thick spaghetti), meats and fine wines.

Discover typical Sienese dishes to try during your stay in the city and what food and wine souvenirs to buy in the shops in old town. The trattorias will know how to delight you with ribollita (a bread and vegetable stew), cinta senese pork or pici pasta with wild boar ragout. In bakeries, you can stock up on pan co’ santi (fruit bread) and ricciarelli and cantucci biscuits.

How about a tasting in a wine cellar?

Book your visit to one of the peaceful and welcoming vineyards around Siena.

Travel Assistant

Are you about to leave for Siena but have some questions, doubts or simply need suggestions?

This page will help you make your trip more comfortable. Get in touch with one of our travel assistants. We provide support for everything you would like to do or know before, during, and after your trip to Siena.

Meetings, events and conferences in Siena

Siena boasts a list of locations specialised in hosting events.

There are many spaces in the city where to hold a private event, vernissage or corporate meeting from historic mansions to stately palaces and luxury hotels.

Jewels of architecture, each with their unique features, distinguished by their design, aesthetic beauty, furnishings and location.

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