Porta Romana Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Hot tub
- Non-smoking rooms
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Non-smoking hotel
TravelPod Member ReviewsPorta Romana Hotel Siena
Lovely, clean hotel near old Sienna.
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... So the trip ended up taking a bit longer. Regardless, we made it back to Siena around 8:30 and got some dinner at the same restaurant from the night before (with the free wifi). The restaurant was in the town's main square and they were actually having a big event. Every year in August they turn the huge square into a horse race track. On this particular night they were having a dinner to celebrate the winner. Not sure why it was so much later, but it was ...
We were very lucky ( OK , not luck but excellent planning on my part !! ) to be in Siena when The Second Palio was on . The Palio is the most important event in Siena, taking place on July 2 and August 16 every year. It is not a tourist event , but a horse race that has its origins in the 6th century. In it's current form, it has been run since the mid-16C .
The Palio is much more than a simple event for the ...
... the Sistine Chapel and was surprised. I’m not sure what I expected, but it wasn’t what I expected! Not that it was a bad thing! It was unbelievable! Everything was so perfect! One thing I remembered from the ins and outs of my nap, was that one half of the chapel represented the Old Testament while the other side represented the New Testament. The colors were brilliant and it was without flaw. Though no pictures are allowed, I ...
... relaxing as there wasn't too many tourists and everything worth seeing was pretty easy to get to. The local specialty is panforte which is the local regions christmas cake. The lady at the place we were staying told us the best place in town to get it so we set off in search of Siena's best panforte! After 15minutes of weaving up and down the steep streets of Siena we finally made it, but unfortunately the place was closed ...
... I have come to the conclusion (mind you, we haven’t got to Rome yet…) that while Italian traffic is somewhat chaotic, the drivers are actually quite considerate…No road-rage here I don’t imagine…lots of gesticulating & hands waving around, but nothing like the killer looks one gets if one cuts in, in Australia…(Mind you, having said all that, there’s NO WAY I’d drive here!!!)