Siena Tourism, Italy

Visit Siena - Best of Siena

When you are looking for the most beautiful medieval city of Italy to travel, Siena is the answer to your question. Set on the three hills, surrounded by Chianti and olive groves, this city is bound with steep and twisted redbrick lanes that seem to be tumbling down the city. Taking a tour into Siena, you will get to see dozens of historic buildings, palazzos, museums and pastry shops. This city has earned its fame for holding the famous horse race “Palio” (twice a year) which is run around Il Campo. You don’t get to see the usual outfits of the riders that are followed in a horse race rather; get ready to see jockeys riding bareback during the race. If you have seen James Bond movie ‘Quantum of Solace’, you might remember about the race course shown in the movie. Just a day trip from Florence, you can take an entire tour around Siena and get back to Florence on that very day or next day.

 Siena earns its livelihood from “turismo” (tourism). An interesting tourism information about Siena is that it was once a rich city, especially during the Middle Ages. However, after its defeat by Florence, the city lost some of its glory. But its medieval buildings are still spectacularly beautiful and have not been replaced by modern structures. These are now marvellous tourist sites for travelers.

Siena Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Siena tips for your visit

  • Be careful of tourist traps by restaurants. You could be fooled into paying much more than locals for a meal.
  • Siena is like a maze for a new person. Do carry a navigation device or a map with you always.
  • The truffles of Siena are quite popular. They make for great souvenirs and gifts.
  • Expect to walk a lot. Do carry comfortable shoes.
  • Most Italian establishments take a lunch break and are closed during that time.

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Facts and Stats for Siena*

  • Pollution Statistics in Siena

    Know the pollution level of Siena before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 30 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Siena: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Siena for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Siena.

    • Burglary and Theft 28.57 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 67.86 (High)
    • Car Stealing 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 21.43 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 85.71 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 28.57 (Low)
  • Living in Siena - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Siena is 136.77 (High)

    • Safety Index 78.57 (High)
    • Climate Index 91.19 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 40.34 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 95 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 80.1 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 72.22 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.03 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 84.09 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Siena

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Siena

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.9 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 49.51 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 103.15 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 70.14 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

Siena Travel Guides

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Siena Tours for you

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