Since a few years Hotel Santa Caterina in Siena is in the well-known Rick Steves' Guides. In case you want to listen to him telling you about some nice things to visit in the surroundings of Siena, click below.
Things to see near Siena
Holiday in Siena
The surroundings of Siena, in the golden countryside villages and towns that are definitely worth a visit: San Gimignano, Pienza, Montepulciano, Bagno Vignoni, Montalcino, Monteriggioni, San Galgano, Colle di Val d'Elsa and the Chianti villages (Greve, Gaiole, Castellina, Radda, etc.). Choosing Siena and its surroundings for a holiday means being close to a variety of places and landscapes, because there are hills and spas, vineyards and medieval villages, mountains and ancient roads which have never lost their authenticity.
A different way, which is certainly not new, to discover Siena is that of following in the footsteps of pilgrims and merchants who travelled along Via Francigena. This communication route, which was vital for trade and cultural exchanges in the past centuries, was rediscovered in recent years for tourism. On Via Francigena, you can discover a way to travel slowly, and to visit, on foot or on a mountain bike, the beautiful Tuscan hills. The Santa Caterina Hotel is located right next to Porta Romana, one of the landmarks of Via Francigena in Tuscany.
The Sienese territory is unique, art of the true heritage of humanity. For this reason, millions of tourists each year choose to spend their holidays in this area, thoroughly enjoying the art, food and wine, as well as the history and nature of a landscape that cannot be found in any other place in the world.
The Sienese countryside is the source and origin of typical products that are known everywhere in the world from wine to olive oil, cheese to desserts, meat to fine quality cold-cut meats. Enjoying a holiday in Siena, with these guarantees, will be even more enjoyable and memorable. A treasure chest to discover and hold forever in your heart.