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.
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.
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.