For travelers to Italy looking for a break away from the major tourist destinations - such as Florence, Venice or Rome - Siena is a delightful option to consider. Located close to Florence, with easy connections by train or bus, Siena is a wonderful medieval city rich with history, art, culture and architectural beauty. While during the midday, Siena's streets can be packed with throngs of tour groups and day-trippers from Florence, by early evenings the crowds disperse, leaving a sleepy Italian town worth exploration and contemplation. A dedicated traveler can see most of Siena's top sites in two or three days' time, making it a perfect choice for a weekend getaway.
Here you will find my recommendations for how to best enjoy Siena: its history, its culture, its art and so much more. I hope after reading this page you will learn more about the wonderful Tuscan city of Siena and perhaps choose to visit it someday yourself.
Great work! Amazing and complete. Thanks for sharing this guide.
What a great article! I'm so envious - your photos, where you live... the history and life of it all! I've been to Italy once, Venice, and absolutely fell in love. You are so lucky to be there! Keep sharing - more photos especially!
I had a wonderful visit to Italy when I was young! Tuscany is amazing, and your article and photos bring back great memories.