A pretty medieval town in Tuscany region of Italy, Siena is an excellent place to visit. The city has an attractive historic center, which is encircled by medieval walls. There is no traffic allowed in the historic center. The city is quite compact and...more
A pretty medieval town in Tuscany region of Italy, Siena is an excellent place to visit. The city has an attractive historic center, which is encircled by medieval walls. There is no traffic allowed in the historic center. The city is quite compact and can be easily traversed on foot. Wandering around the streets and exploring the nooks and corners of the city is one of the best activities that visitors can enjoy.
The Piazza del Campo is a beautiful fan shaped square in the city which is a must-visit. The piazza turns into a race track twice every year. The Palazzo Pubblicois the historic city hall of Siena, which has been around for almost 800 years. The frescos and paintings on the buildings are worth observing. The Palazzo Salimbeni is also an ancient building in the city. The Pinacoteca and the Piccolomini Palace are also some beautiful buildings in the city.
Siena also offers a wonderful shopping experience for visitors. The city hosts a market on Wednesdays. Local fabrics, bags, terracotta items, embroidered clothes and jewellery are some of the best things to buy in the city.
Siena is served by the Ampugnano Airport, which is located about 9 Km from the city center. There is a shuttle service available from the airport till the Piazza Gramsci.
Major airports close to Siena are in Florence and Pisa. There is a bus line connecting Siena with the Bologna airport. There is also a bus line serving the Pisa Airport.
Finding halal restaurants in Siena is difficult however there are a few places where visitors can find delicious halal cuisine. The Maestri serves good halal food.
There are a few mosques in Siena. The Associazione Insieme Onlus is the main mosque in Siena.