For your holidays in a farmhouse,, villa or b&b in Siena, we offer a wide range of accommodation to choose from for your stay in the Tuscan countryside. For example, you can book an apartment in a farmhouse in Chianti, or a room with views of the Val d'Orcia, maybe near Pienza, the perfect Renaissance city, or maybe a holiday home in Montepulciano in Valdichiana; this some of the beautiful scenery you will see during your trip to the area around Siena.
The beauty of these places has meant that they have been chosen as film sets by internationally recognized directors such as Ridley Scott, who shot some scenes of Gladiator here with Russell Crowe, and Anthony Minghella shot the English patient with Colin Firth and Ralph Fiennes.
To add flavour to this route, you can try the different gastronomic specialities of this area; the typical products of Sienese cuisine we suggest you try range from tastings of pecorino cheese and Cinta Senese salami to tasting of Brunello di Montalcinowine.
In addition, if you are looking for a little relaxation, there are many spas in the Siena and the surrounding area that offer wellness holidays, where you can avail of packages and spa treatments, the most famous ones are at Bagno Vignoni and Chianciano Terme.
Position: located between Florence and Siena, in Castellina in Chianti area. It's situated on a hill from which you can admire a beautiful view and beautiful sunsets.
Location: The farmhouse near San Gimignano and Montepulciano is only 7 km far away from Siena and at a short distance from the main tourist destination of Tuscany, such as Rapolano
Located in the splendid surroundings of the Tuscan countryside, just 10 km from Siena, the small holiday farm is completely surrounded by olive trees on the slopes of the Montagnola, a hilly area west of Siena;
Location: the farmhouse is situated in VAL D’ORCIA, on the gently rolling hills of Siena, at 600 m above sea level,close to important tourist destinations such as:
Position: the farmhouse is inspired by the country hotel: it offers few rooms and a hospitality that's attentive to every little detail.
Location: the holiday house is located on the hill near Siena, from whose city walls it’s only distant 1,500 m. Description:
Location: the apartments lie on the top of the hill that is home to the hamlet of Pancole, once part of the estate belonging to the Carolingi Earls.
Among the rolling Sienese hills that look down over the Chiana Valley, the Fonte del Castagno is the ideal holiday spot in the heart of one of the most fascinating areas of Tuscany for art, culture and beautiful landscapes.
Description: the farmhouse is a building dating from the 1300's, restructured with care, maintaining the old style. Location:
In one of the hills of Sinalunga, at a height of 300 meters, a panoramic garden, a natural terrace overlooking the Val di Chiana.
Location: Siena 765 is a charming Country Resort with only 10 apartments and 4 guest rooms set in a stunning 54 acres Tuscan Estate, in the Chianti Classico landscape, only 5 miles far from Siena.
Main events in the province of Siena
National Oil Week
Festival dedicated to extra virgin olive oil. Many appointments, events and tastings allow you to fully appreciate the quality of Tuscan oil.
Sagra della Miseria
Colle Val d 'Elsa, June
It is a "good " misery that is celebrated in this festival. It is the poverty of the ingredients of Tuscan cuisine which corresponds to an incredible richness of flavours.
Ferie delle Messi
Saint GimignanoThird weekend in June
Like Troisi and Benigni in "nothing left to do but cry" the tourists who visit San Gimignano at this time will feel they have stepped back in time. The streets and squares are alive with musicians, storytellers, acrobats and fortune tellers while craftsmen are intent on making local products. The Rock of Montestaffoli is the setting for the military encampment where soldiers train to shoot with a bow. And later in the evening you can taste the medieval cuisine.
Settimana Musicale Senese
Siena, Chigiana Academy, week of July
Summer Music in Chigiana
Siena, Chigiana Academy, from July to August
Red sky at night
Montepulciano, in August
"Red sky at night, good weather in sight " says a famous proverb. A quality wine is ensured during this Red sky at night evening.
Bruscello di Montepulciano
Montepulciano, piazza grande, August 15
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Hear this all citizens and visitors: We announce a big, beautiful party. Some evenings works by Bruscello Poliziano are recited.
Palio di Siena
Siena, Piazza del Campo, on July 2 and August 16 of each year
Competition between the districts of Siena in the form of a medieval horse race
Village of Beer
Buonconvento (Bibbiano), weekend in September
http: // www.villaggiodellabirra.com/
For two days the town of Bibbiano turns into the village of beer where Belgian and Italian master brewers meet. Jugs are filled with their best beers to wash down the dishes. Musicians and artists also animate the party.
Sagra della Val d'Arbia
Exhibitions, conferences, sporting events, craft and local cuisine fairs ... that and more during this event that has been taking place since 1805.
International Short Film Festival
Siena, in November
Established in 1995 to promote and reward the best Italian and foreign short films, the festival has taken on a leading international role over the years.