Siena was an important center of medieval power. Even today we can appreciate its extraordinary beauty.
Siena is a concentrate of art and history, culture and traditions. Its historic center has become part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
All over the world Siena is famous for the Palio, the equestrian race between the Contrada Districts of the city that takes place twice a year in Piazza del Campo. The Hotel Minerva is located in the Contrada della Lupa, the She-Wolf District.
Piazza del Campo is considered the largest medieval construction ever built, and here you can admire its typical shell shape and the beautiful monuments that surround it such as the Torre del Mangia, the Palazzo Pubblico the Fonte Gaia fountain.
When you stay in Siena at the Hotel Minerva, don’t forget to visit the Duomo, the loggia of the Mercanzia with statues dating back to the 16th century, Palazzo Salimbeni, a Renaissance building from the 13th century, the Medici Fortress, an imposing building of 1561 ordered by Cosimo I de ‘Medici and also Palazzo Tolomei, just to name a few.
Meanwhile, in the surroundings of Siena you will find an infinite number of possible destinations for your excursions. San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Colle Val D’elsa, the Val d’Orcia, plus Pisa and Florence, where you can follow historical-cultural, food and wine itineraries among the wines of all the varieties of Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vernaccia of San Gimignano.
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