Province of Siena trip planner
Create a fully customized day-by-day itinerary for free
Province of Siena
Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the province of Siena.The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation's most visited tourist attractions, with over 163,000 international arrivals in 2008. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year.HistorySiena, like other Tuscan hill towns, was first settled in the time of the Etruscans (c. 900–400 BC) when it was inhabited by a tribe called the Saina. The Etruscans were a tribe of advanced people who changed the face of central Italy through their use of irrigation to reclaim previously unfarmable land, and their custom of building their settlements in well-defended hill forts. A Roman town called Saena Julia was founded at the site in the time of the Emperor Augustus. Some archaeologists assert that Siena was controlled for a period by a Gaulish tribe called the Senones.According to local legend, Siena was founded by Senius and Aschius, two sons of Remus and thus nephews of Romulus, after whom Rome was named. Supposedly after their father's murder by Romulus, they fled Rome, taking with them the statue of the she-wolf suckling the infants (Capitoline Wolf), thus appropriating that symbol for the town. Additionally they rode white and black horses, giving rise to the Balzana, or coat of arms of Siena with a white band atop a dark band. Some claim the name Siena derives from Senius. Other etymologies derive the name from the Etruscan family name Saina, the Roman family name Saenii, or the Latin word senex "old" or its derived form seneo "to be old".Use our international travel planner: Province of Siena and all its delights await.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Province of Siena
Compose it!Your own itinerary for your car vacation, beach vacation, city trip, any near or distant journey ... ready within 10 minutes.
Customize it.Refine your plan. We find the best routes and opportunities.
Book it.Choose from the best accommodations (Expedia, AirBnB), airlines and activities, by yourself or share with travel professionals for the utmost experience. Up to 50% discount!
Do it yourself.Or share your plan with travel professionals for a customized trip
Top Province of Siena tours
$96 BOOK WITH VIATOR Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class at a Tuscan Farmhouse from Florence Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class at a Tuscan Farmhouse from Florence
Duration: 5 hours
$113 BOOK WITH VIATOR Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine
Duration: 6 hours
$138 BOOK WITH VIATOR Siena and San Gimignano: Small-Group Tour with Lunch from Florence Siena and San Gimignano: Small-Group Tour with Lunch from Florence
Duration: 9 hours
$54 BOOK WITH VIATOR Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Chianti wine tasting from Florence Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Chianti wine tasting from Florence
Duration: 11 hours
$161 BOOK WITH VIATOR Chianti Wine Tour with tuscan Lunch, Visit to S.Gimignano and Organic Wineries Chianti Wine Tour with tuscan Lunch, Visit to S.Gimignano and Organic Wineries
Duration: 8 hours
$113 BOOK WITH VIATOR Self-Drive Vintage Fiat 500 Tour from Florence: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine Self-Drive Vintage Fiat 500 Tour from Florence: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine
Duration: 6 hours
$167 BOOK WITH VIATOR Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena
Duration: 9 hours
$37 BOOK WITH VIATOR Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour
Duration: 2 hours
Places to visit in Province of Siena
SienaTrip planner Best for: Landmark, Church, Historic Site San GimignanoTrip planner Best for: Historic Site, Winery / Vineyard, Landmark Chianciano TermeTrip planner Best for: Thermal Spa, Spa, Art Museum MontalcinoTrip planner Best for: Winery / Vineyard, Historic Site, Observation Deck MontepulcianoTrip planner Best for: Winery / Vineyard, Landmark, Religious Site
Popular things to do in Province of Siena
Historic Sites in Province of Siena
Museums in Province of Siena
Hidden gems in Province of Siena
Wineries in Province of Siena
Shopping in Province of Siena
Recently planned trips to Province of Siena
9 days in Tuscany BY A USER FROM SERBIA Pisa Florence Siena 9 days in Tuscany BY A USER FROM SERBIA Lucca Florence Siena 15 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Venice Milan Florence 15 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Venice Milan Florence 15 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Venice Florence Siena 15 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Rome Positano Capri