Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Siena
1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Siena with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Siena area
This Siena map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
Siena - guide chapters
City tours, excursions and tickets in Siena and surroundings
Italy - moving around the country
Italy has an extremely developed air network. There are many airports in the country, including helicopter landing stations, and air bases. Most airports are working to transport passengers and have international status (designed for the reception and transit of passengers from the near and far abroad).The largest aerial harbor in Italy is the Da Vinci Airport. At the moment, four terminals are successfully operating within its territory. The airport is located about twelve kilometers from Rome. You can get to the airport by means of public transportation or by taxi service. Please note that free buses and even underground electric trains run between the terminals.
Overview of festivals and celebrations in Italy
On the eve of the Catholic Epiphany in Italy, La Befana is celebrated, the main character of which is Epiphanius, a kind old woman. Upon giving, according to legend she, along with the magi, was to accompany the baby Jesus, but was delayed, and they went without her. Now she is looking for him, going into each house and giving out gifts, hoping to find the baby. The image of Epiphany is rather unfriendly; she wears a pointed hat and flies on a mortar. To make the festival more interesting, acrobats in old-fashioned costumes perform incredible tricks on special ropes. In addition to the masquerade, games and dances are arranged, in which anyone can take part. At the end of the celebration, guests can see the most beautiful fireworks. La Befana is held on the same day as the "Parade of Three Kings" in Spain, on January 5.