• Luxury Siena Holidays
  • Overview

    In the Chianti region of Tuscany, medieval Siena boasts a rich historic legacy, fashionable restaurants, chic boutiques, elegant town houses, and great views from its delightful setting across three hill tops. More restful than Florence and Venice, Siena boasts a great artistic heritage providing visitors with a rich cultural experience. Siena holidays are the perfect choice of destination for a leisurely city break.

    Founded by the Etruscans and then colonised by the Romans, Siena, in contrast to Florence’s strict Roman city plan of urban organisation, features haphazard, traffic-free streets straggling up towards ridges of three hilltops. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site the city boasts fantastic gothic and medieval architecture alongside galleries displaying classic and Renaissance art there is an abundance of places to visit on holidays in Siena. The glorious surrounding area also offers visitors on Siena holidays something special with numerous charming hill towns nearby.

    Dominating the heart of the city is the immense Piazza del Campo: divided into nine fan-shaped sections, this square is a medieval representation of the governmental body known as the Council of Nine. Nowadays ‘Il Campo’ is famed as the location of the world -renowned, and thrilling, Palio horse racing. Held in twice a year in July and August it is definitely worth enjoying if on holidays in Siena at that time.

    Cuisine

    Gastronomy must feature highly on any Tuscan visitor’s agenda, and Sienese cuisine is sure to delight with its combination of succulent flavours and intense aromas. There’s local wild boar sausage, traditional pici pasta, a thick hand rolled pasta served with various sauces, and delicious roasted and grilled meats; all complemented by excellent local Chianti and Brunello wines.

    When to visit

    With a moderate climate, it is comfortable to visit at any time of the year, and although it can be very hot during July and August the hillsides offer cooler temperatures with fresher breezes. Winters are chilly, but rarely cold, spring is delightful, and autumn although slightly damper is pleasantly mild.

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In the Chianti region of Tuscany, medieval Siena boasts a rich historic legacy, fashionable restaurants, chic boutiques, elegant town houses, and great views from its delightful setting across three hill tops. More restful than Florence and Venice, Siena boasts a great artistic heritage providing visitors with a rich cultural experience. Siena holidays are the perfect choice of destination for a leisurely city break.

Founded by the Etruscans and then colonised by the Romans, Siena, in contrast to Florence’s strict Roman city plan of urban organisation, features haphazard, traffic-free streets straggling up towards ridges of three hilltops. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site the city boasts fantastic gothic and medieval architecture alongside galleries displaying classic and Renaissance art there is an abundance of places to visit on holidays in Siena. The glorious surrounding area also offers visitors on Siena holidays something special with numerous charming hill towns nearby.

Dominating the heart of the city is the immense Piazza del Campo: divided into nine fan-shaped sections, this square is a medieval representation of the governmental body known as the Council of Nine. Nowadays ‘Il Campo’ is famed as the location of the world -renowned, and thrilling, Palio horse racing. Held in twice a year in July and August it is definitely worth enjoying if on holidays in Siena at that time.

Cuisine

Gastronomy must feature highly on any Tuscan visitor’s agenda, and Sienese cuisine is sure to delight with its combination of succulent flavours and intense aromas. There’s local wild boar sausage, traditional pici pasta, a thick hand rolled pasta served with various sauces, and delicious roasted and grilled meats; all complemented by excellent local Chianti and Brunello wines.

When to visit

With a moderate climate, it is comfortable to visit at any time of the year, and although it can be very hot during July and August the hillsides offer cooler temperatures with fresher breezes. Winters are chilly, but rarely cold, spring is delightful, and autumn although slightly damper is pleasantly mild.

Local Information

Language:
Italian
Currency:
Euro
Local time:
GMT +2 hours
Local airport:
Florence
Flight time:
2 hours

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Grand Hotel Continental

5 Star Luxury

Located in the heart of Siena and steps away from the Piazza del Campo, the Duomo and all major attractions, the elegant Grand Hotel Continental began as a 17th century aristocratic mansion

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Grand Hotel Continental

5 Star Luxury

Located in the heart of Siena and steps away from the Piazza del Campo, the Duomo and all major attractions, the elegant Grand Hotel Continental began as a 17th century aristocratic mansion

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Local Information

Language:
Italian
Currency:
Euro
Local time:
GMT +2 hours
Local airport:
Florence
Flight time:
2 hours

Weather

40

30

20

10

0

J F M A M J J A S O N D
4 5 5 7 10 10 11 10 7 6 3 3
Average daily hours of sun

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