With its ancient architecture, enchanting history and irresistible cuisine, Siena offers plenty of charm for your next getaway. The skyline is dominated by its 14th century tower, rendering this medieval city unmistakable. It’s the perfect choice for your holiday in 2021.
Located in the scenic region of Tuscany, Siena is famous for its historic centre and cultural attractions. As all the excitement of Rome is only a three-hour drive away, there’s plenty of scope to combine a trip to the capital with a holiday in Siena in 2021. Similarly, Pisa and its iconic leaning tower, are just a train ride away, providing a great day trip option if you’re keen to get even more of a cultural fill. If you’d prefer some beach time alongside your city break, you’re in luck. Italy’s coast can be reached easily by car or by train, so you’re sure to get your dose of seaside fresh air.
Whether you’re in search of a romantic weekend getaway in a truly beautiful setting, or just want to make the most of Tuscany’s delicious food and drink, you’ll find what you’re looking for on your holiday to Siena.
Why book Siena holidays
Top attractions to visit
Stunning (and Gothic!) Siena Cathedral and Torre del Mangia
Head to Piazza del Campo for an Aperol Spritz in the sun
Cultural hotspot not to miss
See the stunning frescos inside Piccolomini Library & admire the artwork at Siena National Gallery
Must-visit historical sites
We love Church of San Domenico, historic Piazza Salimbeni and Porta Pispini
Fine dining scene
Enjoy excellent fine dining defined by the beautiful produce of the region
Fab shopping scene
The main shopping street to hit is the vibrant Via Banchi di Sopra
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Your guide to Siena holidays
Siena is one of the most popular, and most visited places in Tuscany and it’s not difficult to see why. To experience one of its top attractions, head straight to the heart of the city; the beautiful Piazza del Campo. An iconic landmark of the city, it makes a good starting spot, with Siena’s most popular attractions located nearby, between the tower and the cathedral.
At the foot of the tower is Siena’s vast square, a meeting place for locals and a hub for tourists seeking out the city’s historical spots. The Fonte Gaia, a large water fountain, makes for an excellent photo opportunity. Adorned with sculptures and made in marble, it offers the perfect centrepiece for the city, as well as a good place to do some people watching! Grab a slice of pizza and a beer and watch the world go by.
Overlooking the Piazza del Campo is one of the city’s most notable buildings; the Palazzo Comunale, the city’s historic town hall. Next stop is the Torre del Mangia which offers particularly stunning views of the entire city - that’s if you can brave the climb!
While Siena isn’t a coastal town, it is within close proximity to some of Tuscany’s best sandy spots. A 90 minute drive will take you to Castiglione Della Pescaia, which was awarded best Tuscan beach in 2014. Expect a wide sandy shore offering a great setting for lounging around, or delving into a good book.
Alternatively, head to Le Rocchette, around 7km north of Castiglione Della Pescaia. Overlooked by a castle, it’s a picture-perfect beach, complete with sun loungers and parasols to shelter you from the sunshine. Divers and snorkelers will enjoy the rocky sea bed, found at the foot of the castle, with uninhabited caves as well as a myriad of marine life ready to be explored.
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Prices last checked at 05:49 23 January 2021