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Classic Siena Walking Tour
"This tour will start from the beautiful Basilica of St. Domenico where it is preserved the sacred relic of the head of St. Catherine.You will then continue to visit the city and its noble dwellings.Obligatory stop in Piazza del Campo with its amazing shell-shaped valve. It is renowned worldwide for its beauty and architectural integrity. The square is surrounded by Palazzo Pubblico and its Torre del Mangia and by Fonte Gaia at northwest. The square is also known as Palio square cause the historical horse race that is held here twice a year on July 2 and August 16.Then crossing medieval narrow streets you will visit the beautiful Duomo with its exterior constructed of white and greenish-black marble in alternating stripes
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Tuscany Wine Tasting and Food: Private Tour Siena and San Gimignano
"Travel through Italy on a full-day journey from Rome through the hills of Chianti to the cities of San Gimignano and Siena.Arriving in San Gimignano a Unesco World Heritage Site explore its charming medieval streets and sample the world-famous Vernaccia white wine visit a local winery for a Chianti tasting with local appetizers.Finally make your way to Siena for a lovely wander around the historic center of the city
From EUR240.00
 
Siena and San Gimignano Day Trip from Rome
"Your private driver will pick you up directly at your hotel around 7.30 am driving through Tuscany countryside. Within about 3 hours we will get to San Gimignano where you will have free time to walk around this medieval town characterized from its histo here you are admiring the best of the city like Siena Cathedral Piazza del campo Torre del Mangia ect.On Piazza del Duomo stands the Cathedral of Siena one of the best samples of Gothic art in Italy(12th-14th built) dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta.Piazza del Campo in Siena is the main public space of the historic center
From EUR800.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Siena

Siena in Springtime

I went to Florence for a medieval parade event and then drove around Tuscany for a week or so. It meant that i was in Tuscany in March which is springtime - and Siena had evidence of this with a few...
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angiebabe
Feb 02, 2014

Enchanting erosion in Crete Senesi

Ever since I saw a photo of this landscape in Google Earth, I wanted to see it with my own eyes. On my way back from Gubbio I realised that it is close from the highway and so I turned off at Asciano...
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Trekki
Aug 12, 2013

Crete Senesi - out of this world :-)

On my way back to Siena from Abbazia Monte Oliveto Maggiore (see next tip) I took road SP/SS438 east from Asciano to Arbia to get to SS73/E78, the two-lane highway which connects Siena with Perugia....
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Trekki
Aug 12, 2013

Beautiful and unique medieval house

Siena is incredibly beautiful place and to me it is much more attractive than Florence. Maybe it hasn't such a fine palaces and art galleries, made to impress the visitors, but it has that touch of...
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croisbeauty
Jun 27, 2012

Fontino Via delle Vergini

The underground Siena is formed by "Bottini" (chanels) a gallery, an underground waterwork gug just bellow ground, the works of which lasted for many years. At the beginning it was used to supply the...
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croisbeauty
Jun 25, 2012

Enchanting narrow streets

They say, "curiosity killed the cut" but it doesn't worth for Siena strollings. The more curious you are the bigger reward could be expected. There are number of off the beaten streets in the old core...
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croisbeauty
Jan 29, 2012
 
 
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Spontaneous shootings

At times we are just lucky to take spontaneous pics realizing their attraction only after passing time. I was updating my Siena page after long time, by adding more pics from my album and writting...
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croisbeauty
Jan 29, 2012

Where to buy extra film: Foto Ottica Moderna

I dropped my camera in Rome so my camera was acting up. I went around to look for a camera store to buy a pocket camera like my old one. The nearest store was called Foto Ottica Moderna. I didn't find...
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joiwatani
Nov 13, 2011

The stores are small

Most of the stores in Siena are situated in old buildings and the openings are small. They can't really renovate the stores so they make use of the small entry way. They use it to put flags and...
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joiwatani
Nov 12, 2011

The streets are small and tiny

The best way to travel in Siena is to walk. You will be faster than the cars because the streets there are way, way too tiny. They= streets can only accommodate one small car. The streets are one...
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joiwatani
Nov 12, 2011

The spooky doors

The Basilica Cateriniana di S Domenico church has hand carved arts on its main entrance door. They were a little bit spooky to me.I am not sure if some people noticed it but the wood carvings were...
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joiwatani
Nov 12, 2011

Street signs in Siena

I found the street signs in Siena very different. The signs for hotels are also different.When reading them, make sure to remember your days because the parking lots are available on certain...
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joiwatani
Nov 12, 2011

Siena at a distance

When we went to Siena, we took a bus from Rome. When we were about to reach Siena, the bus driver pointed us a hill where Siena was located. I took a picture of it while in the bus. Siena is nestled...
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joiwatani
Nov 12, 2011

The city fortress

It is unimaginable how in the old days people lived. We see the remnants of how unsafe their lives were during those days and in order to protect themselves, they had to built fortresses.The fortress...
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joiwatani
Nov 12, 2011

Top Hotels in Siena

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Pian dei Mantellini 34, Siena, Tuscany, 53100, Italy
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Via Paolo Mascagni 55, Siena, Tuscany, 53100, Italy
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Via Enea Silvio Piccolomini 7, Siena, Tuscany, 53100, Italy
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Viale Cavour 67, Siena, Tuscany, 53100, Italy
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Via Massetana 70, Siena, Tuscany, 53100, Italy
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Via 24 Maggio, 10, Siena, Tuscany, 53100, Italy
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Top Things to Do in Siena

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Piazza del Campo

This huge main square in the centre of Siena's is probably most famed for its Palio - a crazy horse race that is run twice a year and brings crowds of thousands A popular area for sitting and...
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Palazzo Pubblico - Museo Civico

For most of us, the Palazzo Pubblico (City Hall) and its adjacent Torre del Mangia are little more than a spectacular backdrop to Siena's grand meeting place - the Piazza del Campo. These iconic...
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Historical Centre - Old Town

Excellent architecture - note the stunning window surrounds - and varieties of the styles that can be seen, buildings with towers and turrets, beautiful arches and eaves, the use of colour and ornate...
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Duomo - Cathedral

The Duomo di Siena or Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta (Dutch: Siena's Duomo, or Cathedral of Our Lady of Assumption) is the cathedral of Siena in Italy, whose façade was completed in 1380. The...
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Battistero di San Giovanni - Baptistry

The Battistero di San Giovanni is not a completely separate building as are those at Florence and Pisa, but located in a lower level of the cathedral - underneath the choir loft. Construction of the...
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Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

This museum of works of the church contains most of the originals of the precious art work in the church. The Duomo itself contains copies. Note that no photos are allowed in the museum therefore the...
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belgianchocolate

"A thousand shades of brown"
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Trekki

"Siena: a good place to learn Italian :-)"
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croisbeauty

"Siena is wonderful place"
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sue_stone

"Siena"
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Tijavi

"The true star of Tuscany"
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