Siena is represented by balzana, the coat of arms that you can see in many spots in the center. There is also the she-wolf, symbol related to the foundation of the city. We tell you the origins of these symbols.
A Journey through the 17 contrades: read the history of Noble Contrada del Nicchio that won 42 Palios,the last in 1998. Get ready for the most involving event in Siena!
The 17 contradas of Siena have a long tradition, discover the origins of Dragon contrada and be ready for the next Palio! This is the most renowned event of the year.
Everything you should know before to arrive in Siena for 2nd July Palio! Twice a year the town welcomes who wants to enjoy this great event.
Siena is a medieval town, however there are many Renaissance buildings to see. You will be amazed by the wonderful churches built during Renaissance era!
During a stay in Siena you can follow a themed itinerary to appreciate the history of Saint Catherine, patron Saint of Italy and Europe.
Join the upcoming events to celebrate 2016 in Siena! Concerts, guided tours, theatrical shows in the center of the town. Enjoy your winter holidays in Tuscany.
If you like vintage and classic cars, come to Siena during Gran Premio Tazio Nuvolari. Furthermore, you can also drive a classic car in Siena countryside, check this post to know more.
Plan a visit of a Contrada museum in Siena and discover the origins of Senese districts. Follow our advices to book a guided tour during your next stay.
All you need to know about Palio di Siena: the most awaited and thrilling event in town. On 2nd July 10 Contrade will compete to win the Drappellone.
Siena Duomo mosaic floor is one of the main works of art in Tuscany, take advantage of the special openings from 1st July and visit the cathedral! Guided tours and all inclusive tickets are available.
The restored Piccolomini Library in Siena Cathedral is a must-see if you want to discover the most important Senese works of art. Enjoy the miracle of pure beauty!
Teatro dei Rinnovati is the main theater in Siena, discover its origins and have a look at the upcoming shows in the next months. This venue is very important for the history of the town!
Take advantage of thematic guided tours and exclusive theater shows scheduled in February in Siena!
The Basilica di San Francesco is one of the main churches in Siena, discover why is worth a visit, a miracle happened here!
One of the activities that we recommend to anyone visiting Tuscany during this season is a museums tour, since the coldest days are ideal for discovering the rich artistic heritage of the region kept in museums and galleries dedicated to different historical periods. We have chosen two museums in the province of Siena because these […]
Who comes to Siena for the first time, usually want to visit more than the most popular attractions and do sightseeing, wondering what are the places where to listen to live music and enjoy a great time. We have compiled a short list of the best live clubs in Siena, easy to reach for those […]
Would you know which events will take place in the coming weeks in Siena? We suggest a series of live concerts and special night openings to take advantage of every moment spent in this beautiful and welcoming city. Siena and Stars is the name of the festival that enlivens Piazza del Duomo with the most […]
On 2nd June Italy celebrates the Republic Day and Siena presents a 3-day festival dedicated to the treasures of the town, its museums and Contradas. The event begins on Friday 30th May with the presentation of the web platform “Ecomuseo Siena”, designed to promote the town of the Palio by the voice of its 17 […]
If you like to visit a medieval town, the most suitable chance is to attend a historical reenactment, an event that involves most of the inhabitants and allows you to join important events happened many centuries ago, as well as a better appreciation of local traditions. On this occasion, we suggest to make a stop […]
April is a great month for hikes and walks in the province of Siena, because here the colors are brighter and relax becomes a wonderful experience, an irresistible attraction for those who are looking for a captivating destination. San Gimignano is the place that we recommend, because during April visitors can take advantage of the […]
Which are the peculiarities of the churches of Siena? For which reasons the Gothic style began important just in this part of Tuscany? To learn more about the elements that bind the architecture of the cathedrals to the historical events, we suggest a series of weekly meetings scheduled every Saturday until March 8th. The Archeosofica […]
Our advice is to discover one of the most beautiful palaces of Siena and find out why it is so important for the history of the town: Palazzo Buonsignori is located at via San Pietro and was built after 1440 in late Gothic style for the banker Giovanni Bichi Guccio, who sold it in 1459 […]
Here we suggest you three exhibitions scheduled this month and dedicated to who are looking for a “new gaze” on Siena.
One of the most successful events of summer comes back: the Nights of Archeology, the special openings of museums, parks and archeological areas during July in Tuscany. We give some advices to who will…