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Siena, Italy

From series “Monochromatic Cities - Stunning Views”
Siena is the most known one-coloured city in the world. It attracts people with the numerous buildings painted in deep yellow. At the time of the Renaissance, there was produced the yellow paint that was widely used in painting local buildings. The city occupies about 118 square kilometres. About 54 600 people live there.

Siena, Italy The main value of the city is the historical monuments. Right in the centre of Siena has placed the historical Piazza del Campo. Near you can see the wonderful Palazzo Pubblico. It’s an outstanding example of the Gothic architecture of the 13th century. Today some parts of the old palace are turned into a museum where you can find the collection of artefacts and ancient sculptures. One of the most beautiful architectural monuments is the Siena Cathedral. It has placed on the Piazza del Duomo, the highest place of the city.

The Cathedral was built in the 13th century but even now it adores people not only with its magnificent external view but also with the inner black and white marble decoration. More than that, there was saved an old library. Thanks to that, every visitor can see a Bibliotheca of the unique handwrites and rather rare books. Fort Santa Barbara is one the most popular relaxation places of tourists. This huge strengthening structures were built in the middle of the 16th century and saved the city from the enemies. Today on the territory of the fort has placed an unusual theatre. In warm seasons there are holding outstanding open-air plays. Next - Sidi Bou Said


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ATM bankomat: 'Monte Dei Paschi Di Siena' located in 0.05 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'We drive you' is located in 0.25 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Her' in 0.11 km
Supermarket: 'Alimentari Bangladesh' in 0.07 km
Parking: 'Parcheggio' in 0.13 km
Apotheek: 'Farmacia Fiore' in 0.14 km
Police station: 'Guardia Di Finanza Comando Nucleo Polizia Tributaria Siena' in 0.17 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Sorsi e Morsi' in 0.1 km
Railway station: 'Stazione Ferroviaria Siena' in 1.12 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Siena Airport SAY - in 9 km
 »  Peretola Airport FLR - in 55 km
 »  Grosseto (Baccarini) Airport GRS - in 66 km
 »  Lucca Airport LCV - in 82 km
 »  Galileo Galilei Airport PSA - in 85 km
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Best hotels near Siena

Vacanze Senesi

Located in 0 km from Siena
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Rooms: 3
Vacanze Senesi is set on the third floor of a building just a few steps from Siena's historic centre. Rooms have views of Siena and include a … More: photo, rates and booking
Villa Zara

Located in 1 km from Siena
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Rooms: 4
Featuring garden views and parquet floors, rooms have a flat-screen TV. The private bathroom comes with shower and a bidet. Breakfast buffet is … More: photo, rates and booking
Siena Hostel

Located in 2 km from Siena
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Rooms: 47
Rooms and dormitories at Hostel Siena come with simple décor and tiled floors. They all share a bathroom. Guests enjoy a sweet breakfast daily, … More: photo, rates and booking
Agriturismo La Torretta

Located in 3 km from Siena
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Rooms: 4
Rooms at the La Torretta come with classic-style furnishings and a wardrobe. The private bathroom is complete with a bath or shower. A bus stop with … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Old Town of San Gimignano
26 km - Old Town of San Gimignano
San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany. It is one of the most beautiful and interesting towns in Tuscany. In 1990 its historical centre became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The historical symbol of the city is a complex of …
San Gimignano
28 km - San Gimignano
The wonderful Italian town San Gimignano is very popular among tourists of Tuscany towns. This town began to flourish in the medieval period. Since that time, it has stayed practically unchanged. San Gimignano in 1990 was included in a list of the world UNESCO …
Historical center of Siena
36 km - Historical center of Siena
The historical part of Siena is also a world heritage site. This area has saved its Medieval aura. Piazza del Campo is a place where most of the excursions begin because around the square you can find a lot of interesting architectural buildings. A wonderful Palazzo …
Old Town of Pienza
39 km - Old Town of Pienza
The smallest town of Tuscany – Pienza – is one of the nicest in this area. Its population is not so bigб just 2 000 people. Today it is quite hard to imagine that earlier on this territory was placed a small village. At the beginning of the 15th century Pius PP. …
Basilica di Santa Croce
49 km - Basilica di Santa Croce
The Basilica di Santa Croce in Florence is a bright example of the baroque style. It is the largest principal Franciscan church in the world. The Basilica attracts not only with its unique architectural style but also with the great inner decoration. The chapels are …
Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore
50 km - Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore
Florentine Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is the centre of the pilgrimage for Christians from the whole world. This cathedral has placed right at the centre of the city on the Piazza del Duomo. This historical building is a valuable masterpiece of the quattrocento …

Top destination around Siena - Siena

In the center of city there is the Campo Square, the starting point for many sightseeing tours. The design of the square is very unusual; some interesting explanations about it would wait for travelers in the tour. One of the most unusual architectural monuments of the town is the Torre del Mangia, whose age is more than five hundred years. The central part of the tower is made of brick and jagged pace is constructed of a brittle limestone. Contemporary architects consider the project of the tower just fantastic and don’t cease to surprise with the endurance of this fragile structure.
Among other outstanding monuments of architecture Palace Publico points out; now it houses the city administration. The palace was built in the second half of the 13th century. During its long history, it has repeatedly changed its appearance. The modern building features an amazing combination of different architectural styles; on the facade of the building you can see a lot of interesting and emblematic adornments.

The part of the palace hosts the Museo Civico, which would appeal to art lovers. Among its exhibits there are beautiful paintings, sculptures and frescoes made ​​by local craftsmen. The age of many of the exhibits is over four hundred years, so the tour is sure to be interesting and informative.
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