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Top Hotels in Siena Historical Center

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
NH Siena
NH Siena
4 out of 5
Piazza La Lizza 1, Siena, SI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $93 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 19
4.1/5Very Good! (885 reviews)

"I have stayed in other hotels from this chain and this one needs renovation. Is outdated, it needs a little bit of tlc but other than that is good. Our room’s air conditioning stopped working so we were given another room right away. We did have a problem with sewer smell coming from the bidet but ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

NH Siena
Grand Hotel Continental Siena – Starhotels Collezione
Grand Hotel Continental Siena – Starhotels Collezione
5 out of 5
Banchi Di Sopra 85, Siena, SI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $192 per night from Sep 25 to Sep 26
4.6/5Wonderful! (384 reviews)

"Hotel, property, staff was excellent.we had the junior suite with balcony. definetly worth the spurge. you must try the wine tasting in the cellar the somelier was excellent very knowledgable and we came away with some great wine tips.also massimo the concerige was great. breakfast buffet was excellent. ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Grand Hotel Continental Siena – Starhotels Collezione
Hotel Athena
Hotel Athena
4 out of 5
P Mascagni 55, Siena, SI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $140 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 24
4.6/5Wonderful! (983 reviews)

"THE POSITION TO THE OLD CITY WAS PERFECT...... FOR GUESTS WITH CARS THE PARKING NEEDS TO BE ORGANISED BETTER"…"

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Hotel Athena

Top things to do in Siena Historical Center

Highlights of Tuscany: Siena, San Gimignano & Pisa with Lunch
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Highlights of Tuscany: Siena, San Gimignano & Pisa with Lunch

$77
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Tuscany in 1 day: Pisa, San Gimignano and Siena with Lunch
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Tuscany in 1 day: Pisa, San Gimignano and Siena with Lunch

$86
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Small-Group Tuscany Day Trip to Siena & San Gimignano
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Small-Group Tuscany Day Trip to Siena & San Gimignano

$190
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend

Siena Historical Center

One of Europe’s best-preserved medieval centers is filled with references to Siena’s long and interesting artistic, intellectual and political history. Entirely preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Siena Historical Center is a must-visit destination to learn about late medieval and early Renaissance art, history and architecture. Siena was one of the great communes of medieval Italy, remarkable for its brick buildings, which retained gothic touches well into the 16th century, and its unusual secular, quasi-democratic government. See that greatness still on display in its streets, where beautiful stonework in every loggia and palazzo seems covered with multiple layers of classical and religious references.

Get acquainted with Siena’s long economic history at the Monte dei Paschi, one of the world’s oldest banks, still housed within the impressive gothic walls of the 14th-century Palazzo Salimbeni. Learn about the city’s past at the Palazzo Pubblico on the Piazza del Campo, which has for centuries formed the center of civic life in the unusually democratic city.

Appreciate Siena’s role in medieval artistic life by visiting the grand Siena Cathedral, whose striped, statue-adorned façade is complemented by the incredible number of artworks housed inside.

Examine the mixed classical and religious themes on the lavishly decorated Fonte Gaia, a monumental fountain, and meander down the Banchi di Sotto to see the wealth of Siena’s medieval merchants on full display.

The Siena Historical Center is the beating heart of the city, making it extremely easy to access from nearly anywhere. Walk here from the train station in a few minutes or hop on one of the buses that travel between the area’s most famous sites. 

Many of the historic center’s streets are closed to private vehicles, which may make parking difficult, though there are several municipal parking garages. Even within the historical center, Siena is hilly, so plan for a few climbs.

Though it can be crowded, climb the 300 narrow steps up to the Torre del Mangia in the evenings for the classic view of tile rooftops in the Siena Historical Center turning fiery red in the fading light.