Things to do in Siena
Siena is a small yet lovely Italian city located in the beautiful region of central Tuscany with the most picturesque landscape. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this magnificent city leaves travellers mesmerized with its grandeur and classic medieval buildings. This fan-shaped city oozes an old-time feel and laid-back atmosphere that’s perfect for a weekend gateway. Here we give you a peek into what the city has to offer.
Saunter through Siena’s historic centre
Siena’s cityscape is teeming with its historic medieval charm. From the most beautiful churches to momentous buildings to earth and honey-coloured buildings, Siena is an incredible panoply of world-class beauty and architectural integrity. As you wander through the winding cobblestone you’ll be amazed at several spectacular churches and buildings constructed in Gothic, Romanesque and Classical architectural style. One fine example is the ‘Duomo of Siena’ which is considered one of the most gorgeous churches.
Watch the race like no other
The Palio is one of the most insane horse races in the world that takes place right in the heart of Siena ‘Piazza Del Campo’- one of Europe’s greatest medieval squares! The most striking feature of this internationally renowned horse race is that even if the jockey falls off the back of the horse before the completion of the race, the horse is still qualified to run and win the banner featuring ‘Virgin Mary’.
Dine like a Tuscan
Authentic Tuscan cuisine is something to try when you’re in Siena while sipping the region’s most prestigious wine. You can never go wrong with pici, home-made pasta, succulent steak prepared from locally grown beef, and a glass of rich Brunello di Montalcino. The meal is incomplete without devouring the typical Sienese seasonal sweets like panforte and calvallucci.