The destination that we recommend in this article owes its name to an Abbey of Benedictine monks that was built in 750 on the Sienese side of Monte Amiata; today there are only the church, part of the walls and the crypt as remains of the Abbey.
The river Elsa crosses and defines the part of Tuscany between Florence and Siena called Val d’Elsa, a scenery rich in vineyards, olive groves, churches, noble XV century palaces and monuments. Here rises the town that we recommend to visit in one day, since it is less than 30 kilometers from Siena, Colle di Val d’Elsa.
Siena’s surroundings offer many opportunities for travelers who have always dreamed of exploring the most enchanting spots in Tuscany.
In fact, this land of plenty is suitable for tailored itineraries, including one-day tours to take full advantage of a stay in Siena.
One of the best ways is riding a bicycle and Tuscany is one of the favorite destination by cyclists all over the world, who here find endless paths in the greenery, vast plains and soft hills to cross…
A brief stay in Siena can be a chance to visit some hamlets at a short distance from the town, taking advantage of every moment to spend a wonderful holiday.
Visit Radicofani is an experience that we recommend to anyone who wants to discover the hamlets that best represent the province of Siena.
We suggest you an itinerary focused on Petriolo Thermal Baths, Le Galleraie and Bagno Vignoni, an amazing dive into relax!
Do you know that in Siena there are three Terzi? This is a route in the historic center including the main attractions that you reach by walk.
Do you know Val d’Arbia? It’s an unpolluted area very close to Siena, follow this route and enjoy the enchanting hamlets surrounded by the greenery.
Do you know the badlands near Siena? Calanchi and biancane are part of Crete Senesi, a land you should visit if you like unique travel experiences.
Our advices for a holiday full of activities in December. Come to feel the Xmas mood and join the events suitable also for children!
On 31st October there is the National Urban Trekking Day, come to Siena to take part to the exclusive walk tours! Check the available tours now!
Thanks to the all-inclusive tickets, you can visit all the main attractions in Siena. Follow our itinerary to know how to do if you stay here for a weekend.
Where are the best public gardens of Siena? Check our guide to know which are the most beautiful parks in the heart of the city!
Explore Siena and visit the movie locations! This summer there will be themed tours deicated to cinema, plan your stay in Siena now!
Where are located the top thermal baths around Siena? Follow our recommendations to find your favorite one and spend a relaxing vacation in Tuscany.
Visit the castles located in province of Siena, you can enjoy the treasures of landscape from a different perspective! This is our selection of must-see castles easy to reach!
San Gimignano is one of the 4 Unesco Heritage Sites in province of Siena and is worth visiting during your stay here. The historic center is a charming place unaltered over the centuries.
In 1995 the historic center of Siena was included among the World Heritage Sites list by Unesco. Take advantage of this anniversary to explore the city following our advices.
Siena, the capital of urban trekking! Here you can join many itineraries discovering the main spots and the unsung gems of the historical center.
In Siena there are many historic buildings: this itinerary lets allow you to disclose the authentic architectural beauty of Siena. Have a look at these amazing palaces!
What to do in Siena in 36 hours? Follow our brief guide to plan your own itinerary through the wonders of the town! We suggest you the must-see attractions and some hidden gems.
Guided tours in Siena: book your itinerary every Sunday until 1st November! You can visit the main sights and the hidden gems of the town. Enjoy a journey through the past in Tuscany!
Our tips to visit Siena in 3 days: enjoy the main sights, the hidden gems and the most popular venues in this town! This travel guide helps you to plan your stay in Siena.
Easter in Siena countryside, an authentic travel experience aboard a steam train! Enjoy Buonconvento, one of the most charming Tuscan towns.