Visiting Siena with children: things to do and places to go to

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Choosing to visit Siena with your children can be an amazing idea. Unlike what people claim, Siena is a city full of suitable places for children. In fact, there are numerous parks, gardens and green spaces where they can play and have fun. What’s more, pedestrian streets throughout the center city make Siena a culturally and historically rich city that is safe to visit by foot.

What can you do in Siena with your children?

There is no shortage of experiences designed for little ones and places that can entertain and amuse them along with their parents for a family-friendly city tour. Indeed, Siena’s medieval origin itself can provide several intriguing stories that will engage the imagination of everyone: both young and adult. If you are planning a trip to Siena with children, here are the must-see attractions on your itinerary.

Children’s Art Museum

The Children’s Art Museum of Siena is located within the Santa Maria della Scala Museum Complex and it is a space designed to introduce children to the art and history of the city.

A creative and inspiring place where children can explore the world of art in a fun and interactive way; and where they can also participate in art workshops. In fact, the Museum organizes different ones according to age. Here kids can create, aided by experienced adults, their own works of art using materials such as clay, paint, paper and textiles so as to develop their artistic sensibilities.

For more information visit the museum’s website.

Torre del Mangia

Torre del Mangia in Piazza del Campo is an unmissable experience to admire the city from above, since it is 88 meters high. Once you tackle the 400 steps to climb to the top, it offers a spectacular panoramic view that is breathtaking. It is a unique experience but not suitable for children who are too young.

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Museum of Natural History of the Siena Academy of Sciences, known as Accademia dei Fisiocritici

It is an ideal environment for children and an extraordinary location considering that it is the former 12th-century Camaldolese monastery of Santa Mustiola, which is one of the oldest and most important science museums in Tuscany.

Here, children will appreciate the zoology section with animals of all sizes, skeletons, specimens in alcohol, shells, and insects, while the geology section collects many minerals, rocks, and fossils. There is also a rich archaeological section.


The Pecci garden

The Pecci garden is a green oasis in the heart of Siena, a few steps from Piazza del Campo. Perfect for spending a day outdoors with the whole family or more simply as a relaxing corner between visits to the city or discovering a unique place in which an ancient medieval urban garden is also recreated.
The Pecci garden is also included in the circuit of educational farms in the Province of Siena.

The Siena of Water


A different Siena, that of blue gold, which runs underground and preserves a network of aqueducts that feed, even today, the city’s historic springs. A part, bottino Fontegaia – Library, of this articulated as well as fascinating labyrinth over 25 km long, can be visited.A unique opportunity not to be missed to descend into the hidden Siena, the underground one, among purest waters, caves, pebbles, fossils and casts and discover the charm of a work of extraordinary genius.

Reservations are required and places are limited. A visit not suitable for children under 11 years old.


As an alternative to the bottini, there are the ancient springs of Siena. Magical places but also ingenious architectural works built with precise criteria to make the best use of water resources. From the most famous, Fonte Gaia, in Piazza del Campo to the most hidden Fonte del Casato. Among the largest is that of Fontebranda. And also Fonte di Porta Ovile, or that of the Monache.


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