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Cathedral of Siena Complex
1. Cathedral of Siena Complex
The Duomo in Siena is ideally located in a piazza above the Piazza del Campo, easy to reach on foot and by public transport. This Gothic building houses treasures by the likes of Pisano, Donatello, and Michelangelo, as well as frescoes by Pinturicchio.
Civic Museums of San Gimignano
2. Civic Museums of San Gimignano
The Civic Museums of San Gimignano are located in a stunning 11th-century walled town which looms 334 meters above the Elsa Valley, close to Florence. The town is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site and its complex of museums offer one of Europe's most compelling insights into medieval life.
Santa Maria della Scala
3. Santa Maria della Scala
Santa Maria della Scala is a museum in Siena which was once a hospital devoted to caring for orphans, pilgrims, and those afflicted by poverty or illness. It is considered to be one of the oldest hospitals in the world, and is an iconic part of Siena's cultural identity and history.
Duomo of San Gimignano
4. Duomo of San Gimignano
Tuscany's Duomo of San Gimignano, also called the Collegiata di San Gimignano is a beautiful frescoed arch that has survived centuries without any restoration work. In spite of being bombed during World War II, the vivid frescoes from the 13th century still remain as bright as ever, making this one of Europe's most treasured buildings. The adjoining Museum of Sacred Art is home to valuable pieces from the Collegiata, plus surrounding convents and churches.
Museo Diocesano di Cortona
5. Museo Diocesano di Cortona
Museo Diocesano di Cortona is a museum in Tuscany which houses various works of religious art and antiques from around the region of Cortona.

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Abbazia di Sant'Antimo

The ancient Abbey of Sant'Antimo was once home to Benedictine monks. It was restored in 1870 by architect Giuseppe Partini and is now used as a concert and cultural venue.
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Casa Porciatti Enoteca & Wine Bar is a winery in Radda in Chianti, Tuscany. This cozy restaurant is famous for its wide selection of regional wines and is located an hour's drive south of Florence.
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Pienza's Palazzo Piccolomini, close to Siena, is one of the earliest examples of Renaissance architecture in the world. Once the home of Pope Pius II, it's now a fascinating museum and art gallery!
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Torre e Casa Campatelli is a tower house that once belonged to the Campatellis, a family of Florentine entrepreneurs and landowners who, from the early 19th century, associated their name with this 12th-century building.
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Siena Synagogue is a historic synagogue in Italy, built in the 18th century and functioning as a focal point for the Jewish community in Siena to this day. Marked by a simple façade and an exquisitely decorated interior, the synagogue and adjoining Jewish Museum allow visitors to learn about the Jewish presence and persecution in Siena dating back to the 12th century.
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The Museo Civico e Diocesano occupies the former convent of Sant'Agostino in Montalcino, near Siena. Visitors can browse a small but rich collection of religious art from the town and surrounding region in a cozy and warm region of Italy.
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Colle di Val d'Elsa

Museum San Pietro

Hidden within the San Pietro Monastery, this museum charts the incredible history of this Tuscan town and celebrates the culture produced by its citizens across the ages.
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Getting about

The easiest way to get to Siena from Florence is by bus, although the train journey is more scenic. The SITA bus from Florence’s Santa Maria Novella train station to Siena’s Piazza Antonio Gramsci takes 80 minutes. From there, Siena’s main attractions are all walkable. Note that Siena’s center is for pedestrians only. No cars are allowed (not even taxis!), so factor this in if you don’t like walking, especially if you’re not a fan of a 30° inclines. Trekking around Siena will give you some insight into how Italians can eat so much and stay fit!

Food and drink

Italy is full of delights, but Siena has a distinctive (and delicious) specialty: panforte - a dense cake made from honey, flour, almonds, candied fruits and spices. Ricciarelli - small almond paste cakes - are another sweet Siena specialty. Real foodies make a beeline for Fortress Market (07:00 - 13:00 every Wednesday). Dozens of stalls featuring mouthwatering food items, plus shoes, bags, clothes and fresh produce are set up along the city perimeter. Our tip: try some porchetta (roasted pork stuffed with sage, rosemary, and more).

Giddy up for the Palio horse race

The Sienese have held special festivals every year since the 11th century, during which the locals have fought for political and social supremacy. Though fist fights are a thing of the past, the annual horse race is still going strong. The Palio horse race happens twice a year, on 2 July and 16 August. It’s an enduring symbol of pride and civic identity for the locals. Expect huge crowds in the city center and an electric atmosphere, especially around Piazza del Campo. The races take place in the early evening hours, but festivities last all day.

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Cathedral of Siena

As one of the most treasured examples of the Gothic-Roman style in Italy, you’ll be wowed by the Cathedral of Siena. Gaze at amazing frescoes by the likes of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Pinturicchio. Don't forget to check out the floor - it's made of 56 panels of inlaid marble mosaics! Some of the most important European artistic monuments are here, and it’s just as remarkable as the Duomo in Florence. Take a morning out of your schedule to soak up this historical wonder, and pssst, you can skip the line with our ticket!

Piazza del Campo

This popular piazza known as Il Campo is the beating heart of the city and has been since the mid-12th century. As Siena's longtime civic and social center it was built on the site of a Roman marketplace, divided into nine sectors which represent the number of members in Siena’s ruling council. Today, tourists eat dinner in the abundant cafes and restaurants around the reconstructed fountain, students picnic and study, and many nights out in Siena start here with cocktails and aperitivos around the perimeter.

Civic Museums of San Gimignano

Picture elegant palaces and impressive towers, making for spectacular photo opportunities under the hot Tuscan sun. It’s well worth your time to visit this cultural hub. Check out the Civic Museums, the 14th-century Torre Grossa (the highest tower in the city) and the Archaeological Museum, where you can witness the treasures of the Etruscan, Roman and Medieval epochs. Wander around the Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery Raffaele De Grada and learn all about the secrets of the Apothecary of the Hospital of Santa Fina. Our 2-day pass lets you access all areas!

Duomo of San Gimignano and Museum of Sacred Art

The Duomo of San Gimignano, also known as the Collegiata di San Gimignano, is an impressive Romanesque-Gothic cathedral that will cause a few jaws to drop among your group. In the adjoining Museum of Sacred Art you’ll see original 13th-century frescoes and art from the Collegiate and the surrounding area's impressive churches and convents. Some of these monuments survived the bombings in WWII, were dusted off in 1999 and featured in the movie Tea with Mussolini. History, mystery and a day on a movie set all in one - what could be more exciting in Siena?

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