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Travel Blogs from Siena
... from these events as the churches are really small and taking photos is not allowed as it will disturb the horse. If you do want to see it, find a contrada that does the blessing outdoors. It is a very serious event and we were lucky to witness how the local citizens experience and celebrate on this special day of the year. All were gearing up for this big event with banners, flags and all the seating set up. After the tour we had lunch overlooking the Palazzo IIl Campo and then ...
... plus a huge organ. We continued now to the Piazza del Campo - where the horse races are held twice a year. It is very difficult and expensive to purchase a ticket to this world famous event. The jockeys are specially chosen from each of the represented areas and there are 'no holds barred'. They ride without a saddle and are allowed to push, shove, dope the horses etc., whatever it takes to win. The pride of winning the race is something every young Italian male from ...
... good. So we just relaxed and soaked in the history of Siena. We hope you enjoy it too. We had an added bonus by seeing the celebratory parade by the district winner of the Palio race of Siena. There are 17 districts that have been racing horses around the plaza since medieval times. The riders ride bareback. The winner was the Fish district , which is where we are staying. Go Fish! Arrivederci, GiGi and ...
... it made us scared for our lives because the drivers are ten times more reckless compared to NYC taxi drivers. The next morning we headed back into the center and got our bus tickets and walked through the local craft show. Then we were back on the road home, to Florence. The more I travel the more Florence feels like home. And after getting there and back safely we gained a confidence in our ability to travel on our own and not with a program like bus2alps or florence for fun. ...
... gave up and said let's just park. Still, no Siena or Duomo in sight, nor a hill. I thought to myself, there is no way we are going to walk up this hill from our current location. So we continued to drive and drive and finally, a freaking soccer ball just out of no where! Billy kept saying the whole time, "Look for soccer balls". We followed the soccer balls and the sign to stadio, all the while Keith was cursing Rick Steve's. At one point he ...
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 E.S. 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, Siena | 4 star hotelfrom $400