What to see while in Siena?

Day Tours from Siena

Listening to our guests, what we often noticed is that defining what to see while in Siena is not always that easy. So, there are some "must-see" places and experiences that go together with the visit of Siena and the surroundings, and here are some tours you can conveniently book at the reception of the hotel.

Farm-to-table products tasting

Six friends passionate about Tuscany welcome you in a large garden surrounded by olive trees, vineyards and, wheat fields, only 10 minutes away by car from our hotel.

At the Madonna Bella Farm, you can taste farm-to-table products (at lunch or dinner), take a tour of the farmhouse, or with a little group of friends, organize a cooking class.
That's a simple way to get to know with the rural Sienna comfortably, chilling, and at a good price.
By reservation only.

Tastings produced at Km 0 in a farmhouse near Siena
Duomo of Siena

Siena and skip the line duomo tour

Siena it's not just a city, is still one of the most beautiful city of Tuscany. Starting from the magnificient Basilica of San Domenico and ending to he Dome of Siena with its particular black-and-white striped building holding masterpieces by Donatello, Bernini and Michelangelo.

We'll visit the Rocca Salimbeni housing the seat of the most ancient bank of the world (the Monte dei Paschi) and then we'll visit the Palazzo Tolomei and the Palazzo Chigi Saracini, the seat of the prestigious Accademia Musicale Chigiana of classical music.

Brunello tasting tour

Interested in spending one of your days in Siena tasting one of the best Italian red wines and see how the Brunello wine is made?

During our tour you're going to see three different ways of making this collectors' favorite and to taste it! You'll also enjoy a traditional Tuscan meal in a cozy family run winery or in a characteristic trattoria. While driving through the beautiful TUscan countryside we'll stop and visit the ancient hamlet of Montalcino and the mystical Benedictine Abbey of Sant'Antimo.

Barrels of Brunello di Montalcino
Castello di Brolio, Siena

Castles-watching and wine tasting through the Chianti

A whole day dedicated to wine tasting while wandering through some of the most beautiful Chianti castles, which, by the way, are even some of the most famous Chianti wine producer of the area. After stopping in the Castello di Brolio and Castello di Meleto, we'll savor a typical Tuscan meal in a family run winery and have a last Chianti wine tasting. Afterwards a walking is going to be needed, and we'll only have to choose between one of the beautiful halmets of the Chianti hills.

Browsing through the tuscan villages of Chianti

There are so many little suggestive hamlets in the Chianti region, you feel like all you have to do is choose where to start from.

Well, we'll visit Castellina in Chianti first and then Greve in Chianti, walking through antique passages surprised by beautiful panoramas.
Afterwards, a nice tasty typical Tuscan meal in small a family run winery and then in a bigger winery we'll go through the wine-making of the famous Chanti Classico Gallo Nero.

Breath-taking panoramas and the fascinating Passignano Abbey will conclude our day in the Chianti.

Villages of Chianti Classico
The walls of the fortified city of Monteriggioni, Siena

Hiking to Monteriggioni, a tour between past and present life

Monteriggioni is one of the most well-conserved Medieval stronghold of the Sienese army.It's located on the so-called Francigena Route, connecting Europe to Rome (the centre of the Catholic religion).
Hiking on the Francigena from Siena to Monteriggioni leaded by a specialized touristic guide you'll get to see Monteriggioni just like pilgrims, nobles and monks used to do in the Middle Ages.
Here the present time will present you some nice biological wines to be tasted, and a train will get you back to Siena whenever you want to ;)

The Unesco presents: Pienza, the Val d'Orcia and Montepulciano

You'll get to Pienza from one of the most panoramic route of Tuscany, those passing through the Crete Senesi. In Pienza you would visit this little perfect (at least after the criterion of the Renaissance) city and - in case - the Corsignano church.
You'll have lunch in an organic farm in the Val d'Orcia or in a typical trattoria of the area.
Then, we'll get to Montepulciano, one of the biggest of the Tuscan hill towns, where you would enjoy amazing views of tuscan countryside, some well-known wines and elegant palaces built under the dominance of both the medieval Siena and the renaissance Florence.

Renaissance city of Pienza
San Gimignano, the Medieval Manhattan

Tour from San Gimignano to Volterra

The beautiful stronghold of Monteriggioniis located right between Siena and San Gimignano, and it's a must-see place while you're in Siena.
Afterwards we'll visit "the Medieval Manhattan", San Gimignano, a unique hamlet, that talks about the Middle Ages in Tuscany, but of the contemporary tradition as well. The Vernaccia wine, for example, and the saffron as well that you would taste for lunch.

The road that takes to Volterra is curvy and suggestive, and we'll stop to get to know with some local alabaster artists showing us this ancient craft.
And last but not least, Volterra itself: a beautiful city with elegant palaces, breath-taking panoramas and little street to get lost.