6 days in Province of Siena Itinerary

6 days in Province of Siena Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Province of Siena sightseeing planner

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Siena
— 3 nights
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Chianciano Terme
— 2 nights
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Siena

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You've now added Historic Centre of San Gimignano to your itinerary. Explore Siena's surroundings by going to Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino) and Palazzo Vescovile (in Colle di Val d'Elsa). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Piazza del Campo, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella di Piazza, and contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Siena travel planner.

Paris, France to Siena is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Siena, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chianciano Terme.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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Chianciano Terme

— 2 nights
Chianciano Terme is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 90km southeast of Florence and about 50km southeast of Siena. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): do a tasting at Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona and then steep yourself in history at Abbazia di Sant'Antimo.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chianciano Terme trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Siena to Chianciano Terme by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Chianciano Terme

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Province of Siena travel guide

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Landmarks · Wineries & Vineyards · Churches
Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the province of Siena.The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation's most visited tourist attractions, with over 163,000 international arrivals in 2008. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year.HistorySiena, like other Tuscan hill towns, was first settled in the time of the Etruscans (c. 900–400 BC) when it was inhabited by a tribe called the Saina. The Etruscans were a tribe of advanced people who changed the face of central Italy through their use of irrigation to reclaim previously unfarmable land, and their custom of building their settlements in well-defended hill forts. A Roman town called Saena Julia was founded at the site in the time of the Emperor Augustus. Some archaeologists assert that Siena was controlled for a period by a Gaulish tribe called the Senones.According to local legend, Siena was founded by Senius and Aschius, two sons of Remus and thus nephews of Romulus, after whom Rome was named. Supposedly after their father's murder by Romulus, they fled Rome, taking with them the statue of the she-wolf suckling the infants (Capitoline Wolf), thus appropriating that symbol for the town. Additionally they rode white and black horses, giving rise to the Balzana, or coat of arms of Siena with a white band atop a dark band. Some claim the name Siena derives from Senius. Other etymologies derive the name from the Etruscan family name Saina, the Roman family name Saenii, or the Latin word senex "old" or its derived form seneo "to be old".

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