Siena, a medieval hilltop town of 50,000 people, is located in the heart of Tuscany bordering the Chianti region. Due to its small size, Siena is a pedestrian town, easy to get around, get acclimated and live the authentic Tuscan experience.
The beautiful Piazza del Campo is the focal point and meeting place for locals and tourists alike, with its many cafés and restaurants. The world-famous Palio horse race is run twice in the summer months. Siena’s stunning Gothic cathedral and art museum represent milestones in Italian history of art. A city of music, Siena is home to the Chigiana Academy, which every summer hosts an international music festival.
Siena’s strategic position offers the possibility to visit numerous Tuscan villages of great interest in half-day excursions, such as Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Volterra etc. Just a ride through the breathtaking countryside is in and of itself an experience!
Tuscan cuisine is famous for hearty meat dishes, such as the bistecca fiorentina, arista, prosciutto, as well as robust primi piatti like pici, pappardelle, panzanella, pappa al pomodoro, ribollita. And who doesn’t know the famous Tuscan wines such as Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Morellino or the world-class Super Tuscans! And no Tuscan meal is complete without cantucci (biscotti) and a glass of Vin Santo!
For our clients, Study in Italy is happy to help with all practical aspects of your stay, including housing. We help find the right housing solution for your needs, whether it is a hotel, apartment or bed & breakfast.
For your travel needs, we have the right travel agent for you. This facilitates arriving at our structures in Siena and in Genoa. If you need advice on excursions, or wish to add travel to your study package, don’t hesitate to let us know!
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