Discover Siena, the City of the Palio
Art, architecture and traditions, here are recommended routes from Hotel Minerva to visit the city of Siena:
In the heart of the city of Siena, Hotel Minerva is the ideal starting point to discover all the wonders that make it one of the most fascinating places in Tuscany. Siena is famous throughout the world for the Palio, the horse race of medieval origin that sees the local districts run along the ring of Piazza del Campo.
The art route reveals the masterpieces of Duccio di Boninsegna, Simone Martini, Pietro and Ambrogio Lorenzetti and the great masters of the Sienese school of painting housed in the main museums and palaces.
From Hotel Minerva you can access on foot the main attractions of Siena such as the Sanctuary of Santa Caterina, the Duomo, the Basilica of San Francesco, the Basilica of Santa Maria dei Servi, the National Picture Gallery, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, the Church of San Martino, the Torre del Mangia, the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, the Basilica dell’Osservanza, the Oratory of the Compagnia di San Bernardino, the Church of San Cristoforo, the Palazzo Chigi Saracini, the Museum of Biccherna Tablets, the Water Museum, the Fisiocritici Academy, the Botanical Garden, the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art, the Bambimus, the National Archaeological Museum, the Piccolomini Library, the Spannocchi Palace, the Sansedoni Palace, the Loggia della Mercanzia, the Torture Museum, the Facciatone, Fontebranda, the Synagogue, the Civic Museum, the Orto de Pecci gardens.
From Minerva you can also set off to discover the main gates of Siena such as Porta Tufi, Porta Fontebranda, Porta San Marco, Porta Romana, Porta Pispini, Porta Camollia and Porta Ovile.
The walls that surround the historic center make Siena a perfect example of a medieval city; the charm of architecture is visible in buildings, such as Rocca Salimbeni and Palazzo Pubblico, Piazza del Campo with its monuments, the Duomo, the Baptistery and other religious buildings.
Along the main streets of the medieval city,historic food shops, taverns, restaurants and wine bars preserve the ingredients, products and recipes of the Tuscan food and wine tradition.
The Hotel Minerva is the ideal base for enjoying a splendid stay in Siena, with internal secure parking, and is close to Piazza del Campo, Basilica of San Domenico, Basilica of San Francesco, Sanctuary of Santa Caterina, Duomo, Artemio football stadium Franks, Church of Sant’Agostino, train station, Palazzo Tolomei, GSK, Porta Camollia, Piazza Gramsci, Flixbus station, Baptistery of San Giovanni, Policlinico Santa Maria Alle Scotte Hospital, Palazzo Salimbeni, Medici Fortress, Church of Santa Maria in Provenzano, Court, University For Foreigners, University of Siena, Palasport Mens Sana Basketball arena, Rugani Nursing Home, Basilica of Santa Maria dei Servi.