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Travel Blogs from Siena
... lived while all these magnificent works were being undertaken.
Lunch in the Piazza del Campo was as one expects...over priced, so so food but great to sit and watch the square and world go by. Well worth it. After lunch we practised our bargaining to great surprise of the merchant...not like Istanbul for sure. Some success. Then we retraced our steps to ...
... seen. The 'centre storico' as all the historical cities are called was another example of another era....of course the boutique shopping was mind boggling with pottery, leatherwork, painting and plenty of cheese, prosciutto, and salami. The espressos and cappuccinos with grappa keep flowing as do all the good pastas and ...
... with the poor Italian seating guy, he must see some sites. We were four levels up I think. The seating guy climbed up ahead holding my hand till he reached our level. Then he wipes down our chairs and disappears. The platform seats are wobbly and steep, and I remember hanging on to some guys knee to pull myself up at the last level. I did apologies when I realized I had used him as a lever.
The seating sections are planks. Each individual seat per person has ...
... on taxis/buses to our hostels and Italians are more than happy to show you the way- especially the gypsies who want to make some quick cash- lucky they are easily spotted and avoided! Wondering the streets we find the local church/duomo and bell tower- we decide to leave climbing the duomo until rome so that we can look out of Vatican City and St. Peter's square! It's now 6pm and time to find a bar to watch Italy vs Uruguay in the ...
... final museo in, so I headed to the B&B to relax. I headed back to the piazza for a late dinner and then Sunday I got in the final museo. This museo- Santa Maria della scala and the archalogical one are in an amazing building (most rooms are underground). I'm glad I waited til Sunday to do it as I spent a long time there! I headed to Santa caterina casa and then wandered the beautiful medieval streets after that. ...
Other places to stay in Siena
Via Antonio Lombardi 41, Siena | 4 star hotelfrom $110
Via Custoza 2, Siena | 4 star hotelfrom $123
- A fine hotel
- Wonderful staff
- Loved it
Piazza La Lizza, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $133
- Location great; Hotel below average
- It was okay
- Best location
P Mascagni 55, Siena | 4 star hotelfrom $129
- Clean, basic hotel
Via Nazareno Orlandi 32, Siena | 4 star hotelfrom $83
Viale Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 67, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $94
Via Montalbuccio, Siena | 4 star hotelfrom $72
Via Baldassarre Peruzzi 33, Siena | 2 star hotelfrom $114
Via Garibaldi 72, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $93
- Ok, but lacking in charm
- Good location, nice enough hotel
- Not a first choice
Strada Di Vico Alto 2, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $103
Viale Curtatone, 15, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $91
- A Delightful Retreat
- Right and clean hotel.
- Chiusarelli isn't bad, but the price is too high.
Via Banchi Di Sopra 85, Siena | 5 star hotelfrom $367
- 5 Star hotel - Excelent location & Beautiful ammenities
- Wonderful experience!
- Only 5 star in the walled city
Pian dei Mantellini 34, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $210
- Loved Palazzo Ravizza
- Absolutely wonderful introduction to Sienna
- Pretty disappointing!
Via Enea Silvio Piccolomini 35, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $127
Via Delle Regioni 26, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $90
Via Montanini 28, Siena | 2 star hotelfrom $87
- Just okay...
- Too much money for poor quality
- Nightmare in Tuscany
Via Massetana 70, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $139
Viale Europa 12, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $93
Via Stalloreggi 38, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $115
Via Enea Silvio Piccolomini 7, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $167
- A perfect 40th Wedding Anniverary celebration.
- Loved the Villa Santa Caterina
- Good choice
Via Fiorentina 32/40, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $107
- Super Value!
- Nice hotel
- Will certainly return !!
Strada di Pescaia 73 / 75, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $100
Via B Peruzzi 19, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $112
Via della Diana, 4, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $117
- Me encantó todo
- Loved it all
- Nice hotel with a couple of drawbacks
Strada di Certosa,82/86, Siena | 4 star hotelfrom $400