Built into a hillside, Siena is a classical medieval Italian city. A enchanting wave of terracotta spills down the hills and its cobbled, narrow streets and snarled lanes invite you to explore the architectural treasures it proudly displays. Siena´s golden era of the 13th and 14th centuries is still evident with majestic gothic churches and elegantly designed city halls. By simply wandering around the historic centre it will come as no surprise that Siena is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With a handful of fascinating museums visitors can indulge in the culture and history of the city and admire a wealth of artwork that this enchanting city has inspired. Famed for the Palio, the two-day bareback horse racing event held every other year, Siena is no stranger to moments of madness and whilst the peaceful, sleepy days are pleasantly relaxing, the University city spills out students at night and makes for a varied and vibrant nightlife. Tuscany is recognised as one of the most spectacular regions in Italy and renting a private apartment in Siena provides visitors with the perfect base to experience typical Italian living as well as giving you the opportunity to explore other regions in the area where you can indulge in the mouth-watering Italian cuisine and sample world famous wines such as Montalcino and Montepulciano.
When to go to Siena
Siena´s temperate climate is good for visitors almost any time of year. Early spring and autumn sees the most concentrated amounts of rainfall whereas the summer has long, hot days and can be fairly humid. Winter is cool and mostly dry and you shouldn´t need anything more than a thin jumper and a light rain cat just in case.
Getting to and around Siena
The nearest airports to Siena are Florence and Pisa whilst transfers from Rome take around two to three hours by train. If your plan is to rent an apartment in Siena as a base but intend to explore other regions in Tuscany your best option is to rent a car.
Where to stay in Siena
Italians are recognised for their style and sophistication and private apartments in Siena are no exception. Siena Villas are readily available with HouseTrip.com and offer an affordable alternative to over-priced hotels. A fully-furnished apartments is Siena give you privacy and flexibility together with the luxury of comfortable holiday accommodation. Booking villas and apartments in Siena with HouseTrip.com is quick, easy and secure, and can be done is as few as six clicks.