If you’re planning a trip to Tuscany, make a stopover to Siena! Discover with us the best areas to stay in Siena!
Famous city of Tuscany, Siena is a cultural center of northern Italy, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Staying in Siena for a night or two is one of the best things in Tuscany. The city is home to a population of only 54 543 inhabitants on 118 km² and the supply of accommodation can quickly be reduced: as well book your accommodation in advance. A former Roman colony founded by Emperor Augustus, the city was founded in the 7th century BC. Siena was in the Middle Ages a powerful rival of Florence and is therefore home to many historic buildings, religious and civil. The streets of this city are therefore appreciated by visitors to offer them all that is unique: the authenticity of Italy and aesthetics in all its splendor.
Colorful and centuries-old architecture, culinary delights – cheeses, breads, dairy products – beautifying the taste buds, beauty of the landscape, homemade Italian ice creams – the gelati-: the hardest part will be finding a place to stay in Siena, although the offer will be cheaper overall than in Milan, Rome or Florence. Discover the best area to stay in Siena.
Piazza del Campo
Photo credit: Flickr – Chris Ford
True historical center of the city, you will meet there the medieval character of the architecture, which knew how to cross the ages to continue until our days. This, especially admiring the Duomo’s Gothic-style constructions, a real window to time and past influences. With its curved shape like an amphitheater, you will not be able to miss the gigantic pedestrian square of the city center – Piazza del Campo.
Do not miss the public palace – Palazzo Pubblico -, the Torre del Mangia and the Siena Cathedral, architectural masterpieces erected in the middle of the 14th century! This is where the Palio takes place, this famous summer and biennial race of horses. To rent an apartment and stay in this area of Siena, book a night in advance!
Surroundings of the city center
Photo credit: Flickr – Chiara Baldassarri
Next to the famous square are the residential areas of Siena. You will never be far from the city center because of the very small size of the city, so do not hesitate to stay in Siena if the rents of the city center are prohibitive: Tognazza, Belverde, Ascarello, Val di Pugna, Cerchiaia, Costalpino, Tolfe, etc. A stay full of colors and flavors awaits you if you decide to stay in Siena and surroundings.
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