Siena is one of Tuscany's best known destinations. Primarily recognised for its infamous Palio, the town has much more to offer and certainly ticks all the boxes for those looking for culture, excitement, gastronomy - in fact pretty much all the ingredients of a successful italian sojourn.
Our advice - do your research for the best places to stay in Siena - it should ensure a comfortable bed and hopefully one with a view.
If a view of the town centre is a must on your list of requirements, then the Campo Regio Relais is the hotel for you. This romantic and stylish hotel has some of the best in town. Settle yourself on the terrace with a glass of something local and peer wonderingly at the 14th century Duomo or simply over the rooftops of this beautiful town.
The rooms here are individually decorated and if you feel like pushing the boat out, go for room number 5 - a luxurious treat with four poster bed, antique furniture and of course those spectacular views.
The Grand Hotel Continental is Siena's grand dame, and indeed the only five star property in the area. It boasts sumptuous rooms, floor to ceiling frescoes and an unbeatable location just steps from the Piazza del Campo. Dripping with priceless antiques and marble galore, it is the epitome of classy luxury and luckily provides attentive service to match. If you can drag yourself away from the elegant surroundings, the staff will be happy to organise truffle hunting, hot air ballooning or whatever takes your fancy really!
For those who don't want to be in the heart of the action, then the Palazzo Ravizza should fit the bill. Owned and run by the same family since the 1920s this pensione is located just outside the historic centre of town. Its thirty bedrooms ooze old world charm and elegance - think tiled floors, wooden beams and arched ceilings. Another plus for an Italian hill top town is the free and secure parking - a bit of a rarity these days. There is no restaurant, but with so much choice a short walk away, who cares!
Family-run, quiet, and elegant. hotel with stunning views and classic interiors has a history of its own. Old-world elegance - tiled floors, wooden beam, arched ceilings, some with fireplaces - make up the rooms. Manicured garden showcases a fantastic valley view - a romantic spot.
Gaiole In Chianti Siena, Tuscany
A charming borgo not far from Siena and with views over rolling countryside and vineyards. A selection of rooms, suites, and three self-catering houses (sleep 5 max), all in rustic style with plenty of character. Fabulous table d'hote, cooking lessons, swimming pool, and shady terraces.
An intimate and serene hotel overlooking Siena. Unique rooms in the Limonaia, or Lemon House, with traditional textiles, large bathrooms and views. Secret garden featuring jasmine, lily of the valley and outdoor pool. Siena and other sights close by. Perfect for a laid-back weekend.
Romantic, stylish hotel furnished with antiques and enjoying splendid views over Siena. Elegant and spacious individually decorated bedrooms with parquet floors, four poster beds, antique furniture and beautiful fabrics. Lovely breakfast terrace. A romantic spot from which to explore Siena.
A chic hotel overlooking Siena. Large rooms and suites blend contemporary style with traditional materials. Lovely views from the garden filled with olive and oak trees. Great traditional Tuscan cuisine, spa, 2 pools and tennis courts. Perfect for a weekend of relaxation and exploring.
A concoction of grandeur, elegance and luxury. Sumptuous rooms include stunning floor to ceiling frescoes, terracotta floors, period furniture and artworks. The restaurant is elegant and the menu is dining. Tuscany is on your doorstep: a perfect romantic getaway.
A stunning hotel set in a former monastery amongst vineyards. Bespoke rooms are former monks chambers, with chic furnishings and large bathrooms. Games and cigar room, library, garden and pool to enjoy. Outstanding Italian cuisine and views across Siena. A luxurious and relaxed weekend for couples.
A stunning country house surrounded by its own vines and parkland. A hilltop position with fantastic valley views. Sumptuous elegant rooms and suites with lots of space and big bath tubs. Fantastic Mediterranean restaurant, billiards, tennis, wine tasting, swimming pool, and views for miles. Wow!
Castel Monastero is a magnificently restored Medieval hamlet in the peaceful Tuscan hills. A pool, wellness centre and two restaurants provide ultimate relaxation for guests. Rustic bedrooms and expert gourmet dining overseen by Chef Gordon Ramsay.
A wonderful Five Star property surrounded by olive groves, lemon trees and vineyards. Homely accommodation spread through a hamlet-style setting. Each room and suite is beautifully decorated, some with private balconies and views. Fantastic restaurant and spa facilities.
Casole d'Elsa, Tuscany
Elegant and Traditional Tuscan mansion set in 4,200 acres of bucolic rolling countryside. Original Tuscan frescos, Murano chandeliers and flagstones floors. Beautiful suites with views, gorgeous pool, superb cuisine. Pack your linen, silk and cashmere for Bellinis on the terrace while the sun sets