Timetable & Pick-up Location
Coach meeting point
Camping Siena Colleverde Strada Shiacciapensieri, 47 53100, Siena, Italy
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Activities & Day Tours
Must See & Do in Siena
Famous for its crazy horse race (Il Palio), Siena is one of Italy's most enchanting medieval towns. Its walled centre, a beautifully preserved warren of dark lanes punctuated by Gothic palazzi, piazzas and eye-catching churches, is a lovely place to get lost. The action centres on Piazza del Campo (known as Il Campo), the sloping scallop that serves as a communal sunbed to scores of day trippers.
Top things to see
- Piazza del Campo and Mangia Tower Siena’s main public square, one of the most beautiful in Europe. Climb the tower’s 400 steps for a beautiful view.
- Duomo Great Gothic cathedral filled with treasures by Pisano, Donatello and Michelangelo as well as frescoes by Pinturicchio.
- Museo Civico The city museum,situated in the city hall on the main square.
- Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala One of Europe’s first hospitals and one of the oldest surviving in the world. Now a museum, it was once an important civic hospital dedicated to caring for abandoned children, the poor, the sick, and pilgrims.
- Loggia della Mercanzia An old building near the Piazza del Campo. Built in 1417, the Loggia della Mercanzia was the meeting place of Siena's merchants and moneylenders.
FOODS TO TRY:
Ricciarelli & panforte
Ricciarelli are amazingly pure, almond-flavored cookies that literally melt in your mouth, and panforte is an ancient treat made with honey, dried fruit, nuts, spices and pepper that can be bought just about anywhere in town, either festively pre-packaged or by weight.
Admire a few lemon trees whilst looking out for Renaissance painter Il Sodoma’s ghost, who is said to haunt the gardens.