The best places, sights and top things to do around Siena

Siena is architecturally and artistically one of Italy’s richest cities.

Its planning is particularly enchanting; ancient red-brick walls enclose narrow streets which climb up and down the hills and curve unexpectedly into lively piazzas. The special harmony of architecture and colour, the character of the people, placed in such wonderful countryside, make Siena many peoples’ favourite city.

The area that surrounds Siena is equally beautiful, from the church-lined Valley of the Elsa river, once filled with a stream of pilgrims on their way to Rome, to the famous Valley of the Orcia river, beloved by Pope Pius II who re-modelled his birth town of Pienza in the image of heavenly order.

To see where you could stay in and around Siena click here: Villas in and around Siena.