Tuscany Siena

Siena

Siena is reknowned, both nationally and internationally, for the Palio horse race contested by the 17 contrada which divide this small city. But Siena is also unique thanks to its maze of narrow streets, its numerous towers and elegant town houses, the immense Piazza del Campo and the Cathedral which dominate the heart of the Medieval city encircled by impressive walls.

Those living in Siena enjoy an incredibly high quality of life. It is also the first city in Italy to close its center to traffic. As far as culture is concerned, Siena has been a city of great artistic significance since ancient times with internationally acclaimed institutions such as the Chigiana Musical Academy, the Accademia dei Fisiocritici and Accademia degli Intronati, as well as the University for Foreigners.

Sites not to be missed: the Church of St Domenico, the Church of St Francesco, the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art and Palazzo Salimbeni which houses important frescoes. The surrounding countryside is superbly peaceful with vineyards, olive groves, medieval hamlets and castles. The gastronomic traditions have gained international fame with the sweet Panpepato, Ricciarelli and Cavallucci being exported throughout the world.

Where to stay Hotels map

5 stars

Adler Thermae San Quirico d'Orcia (Siena)

Located in the perfect natural setting of the Orcia Valley, the Adler Thermae Spa & Wellness Resort offers an...

Borgo La Bagnaia Loc.tà Bagnaia (Siena)

Borgo la Bagnaia was once a tiny medieval village which has now been converted in to a luxury hotel. The atmosphere...

Grand Hotel Continental Siena (Siena)

The majestic portals of the Grand Hotel Continental will admit us and instantly set a boundary between us and the...

4 stars

Antica Tenuta di Ricavo Castellina in Chianti (Siena)

There is a long tradition of hospitality at the Tenuta di Ricavo, warmly and ably owned and operated by the same...

Borgo Casa Bianca Asciano (Siena)

Situated half way between the Valdichiana and the Crete Senesi, Borgo Casa Bianca is a delightful hotel, occupying...

Castelletto di Montebenichi Bucine (Arezzo)

Castelletto di Montebenichi is a four star hotel located in a small castle in the centre of a medieval hamlet....

Certosa di Maggiano Siena (Siena)

The Certosa di Maggiano, built in 1314 with funds donated by Cardinal Ricardo Petroni, was a place designed for...

Locanda dell'Amorosa Sinalunga (Siena)

In the middle ages, the hamlet of Amorosa formed the heart of a busy little farming community. Many of the...

Relais della Rovere Colle di Val d'Elsa (Siena)

Built in the renaissance period as the private residence of Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere, the man later to become...

Villa Bianca Gambassi Terme (Firenze)

Hotel Villa Bianca enjoys an enviable position in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, just outside the historic spa...

Villa Frediani San Casciano Val di Pesa (Firenze)

Hotel four stars and restaurant, immersed in the Chianti Classico Gallo Nero hills at 10 minutes from Florence. It is...

Historical Residences

Campo Regio Relais Siena (Siena)

Campo Regio Relais is a charming luxury hotel located within the walls of the historic center of Siena. Guests...

Castello di Bibbione San Casciano Val di Pesa (Firenze)

The Castello di Bibbione, in San Casciano Val di Pesa, is an ancient aristocratic residence the earliest recorded...

Castello di Calcione Lucignano (Arezzo)

The existence of the Castello di Calcione, situated in the countryside of Lucignano in the province of Grosseto, can...

La Pia Dama Sinalunga (Siena)

An imposing fortified edifice dominates the countryside just outside the Tuscan town of Sinalunga: that of the period...

Lucignanello Bandini San Giovanni d'Asso (Siena)

The tiny Tuscan village of Lucignano d'Asso, inhabited since the time of the Roman empire, acquired its present urban...

Pieve di Caminino Roccastrada (Grosseto)

The Pieve di Caminino is a small middle age hamlet, which lies between the walls of the historical XIth century...

Relais La Suvera Casole D'Elsa (Siena)

The origins of La Suvera go back to the High Middle Ages as the Castle of the Country of Siena ruled by the legendary...

Villa Poggiano Montepulciano (Siena)

Villa Poggiano is situated two kilometres from Montepulciano, on a hilltop overlooking the gently sloping hills of...

Villa Sassolini Moncioni (Arezzo)

In the heart of Tuscany, at the border of the Arno Valley and the hills of chianti, Villa Sassolini is an example of...

Farmhouse Holidays

Foresteria il Giardino di Fontarronco Alberoro di Monte S. Savino (Arezzo)

Foresteria Il Giardino di Fontarronco is a charming Tuscan retreat, situated in the countryside just outside the...

Fortezza de' Cortesi San Gimignano (Siena)

For centuries, Fortezza de' Cortesi, situated in the hilltop hamlet of Monti, in the immediate vicinity of San...

La Lodola Asciano (Siena)

La Lodola is a farm-stay situated in the countryside of Asciano, small town just half an hour's drive from Siena....

Poggio Cennina Località Cennina - Bucine (Arezzo)

Poggio Cennina is a magical place where Luigi Pelaggi and Paolo Rossi have decided to realize their dream: to create...

Countryside Residences

Borgo La Fornace Gambassi Terme (Firenze)

Borgo La Fornace is a resort where the traditions of Tuscany unite with the very best in contemporary interior...

Castello di Velona Montalcino (Siena)

Castello di Velona is a luxury Castle in the heart of Tuscan Renaissance: an open window on the landscape of history....

Relais San Bruno Montepulciano (Siena)

Relais San Bruno, situated on the hillside of Montepulciano, in the picturesque Tuscan countryside to the south of...

Villa I Barronci San Casciano in Val di Pesa (Firenze)

Close to Florence, in the green hillside of Tuscany's Chianti region, lies Villa I Barronci: a beautifully restored...

Villa Mangiacane San Casciano (Firenze)

Villa Mangiacane is a magnificent 16th century villa set on the hillside above Sant'Andrea in Percussina, in the...

Luxury Villas

Casale del Marchese Sinalunga (Siena)

A great serenity charaterizes the atmosphere of this places comprised of a main villa and three cottages, all...



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Hotel Locanda dell'Amorosa - luxury hotels 4 stars Tuscany Travel

Locanda dell'Amorosa

4 stars - Sinalunga. ... a small village called Amorosa, founded in the XIVth century

"Honeymoon Bouquet"

Hotel Villa I Barronci - luxury hotels Countryside Residences Tuscany Travel

Villa I Barronci

Countryside Residences - San Casciano in Val di Pesa. Villa I Barronci is a comfortable country relais located on the hills of the Chianti Tuscan...

Hotel Deals

Nordic Walking in the Crete Senesi

Lucignanello Bandini - San Giovanni d'Asso

On June 20 and 21, 2009 in our area will take place an interesting event dedicated to Trekking...

"Honeymoon Bouquet"

Locanda dell'Amorosa - Sinalunga

Locanda dell'Amorosa... how many declarations of love have these ancient walls heard, what more...

Art Weekend

Borgo La Bagnaia - Loc.tà Bagnaia

Tuscany: the homeland of many of the world's greatest artists. Siena: art city par excellence....

Suggestions

Restaurants

Gambasinus Gambassi Terme (Firenze)

Hotel Villa Bianca's restaurant, Gambasinus, takes its name from the ancient goblet made in medieval times. An...

Specialty Tours

The Tuscan Concierge Montisi (Siena)

The Tuscan Concierge is a Travel Consultancy service that aims to provide personalized custom services for the...

Guided tours

Mongolfiere San Ginesio (Macerata)

A ride in a hot air balloon, the gentle sensation of flight combined with the vision of some of Italy's most...

Wellbeing

Buddha Spa Loc.tà Bagnaia (Siena)

A cluster of charming medieval buildings transformed in superb five star hotel, Borgo la Bagnaia Resort, Spa &...

Miscellaneous

Verbosity Siena (Siena)

Verbosity offers hoteliers a comprehensive English language optimisation service whereby their every communication...

Sights & Activities

Siena's Palio Horse Race Siena (Siena)

THE FOUR DAYS OF THE PALIO In order to know the main phases of the Palio there are four days of celebration that one...

Terre di Siena Siena (Siena)

In the Terre di Siena any event is a must. Give yourself up to this charm made of art, culture and tradition....