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5 tips for Siena lovers

Best tips for who has already been in Siena and wants to discover new itineraries

Have you already visited Siena so many times and are you looking for new adventures?

Today in this guide we want to give you some tips about how spend your time in Siena and in its area in a different way compared to the classic itineraries. With the incoming of the spring will be very interesting visit the area of Siena and discover new characteristic places of the tuscany area.

Here our proposals:

1. Natural Hot Springs near Siena 

The Terme di Saturnia and Bagni San Filippo can be a perfect chance to have a relaxing day in the nature. These types of hot springs are located near the original hot water sources where the tourists can take advantage from the thermal water. Their amazing waterfalls are quite big and waters also own healing properties for the body so you really have to go there. The magic of these Natural Hot Springs surrounded by ancient woods, will be the ideal place for a relaxing day in nature. You can also reach it in about one hour and a half from Siena.



2. Chianti Castles Tour

Chianti’s hills are based in the middle of the Tuscany in the provinces of Florence, Siena and Arezzo and are mainly known for their natural beauty. Will be very interesting visit all of the castle of the Chianti area: Brolio Castle, Fonterutoli Castle and Ama Castle are just few of them. The atmosphere that these castles own is something of magic that will take you back in the past, around 1200, when they were built. Siena is located in a strategic position to visit the castles, whichever route you want to choose (SP408 or SP222).


Badia’s Castle – Photo Credit G. Moscato

3. San Gimignano 

Is right in province of Siena that we found San Gimignano, a fascinating medieval village known for its medieval Towers. Among the more interesting touristic visits there are the cathedral, the Big Tower, the church of St. Augustine and Campatelli Tower. All the touristic places are just a few minutes away from each other and easily reachable walking from the center, so you will be free to walk quietly in the main streets and also to enjoy the spring air. Just 35 minutes away from Siena by car you will have the possibility to organize a day trip in this fantastic medieval village.


San Gimignano Square

4. Lake Trasimeno

Just 50 minutes away from Siena the famous lake Trasimeno is based at the border between Tuscany and Umbria. Arriving from Siena we suggest you to organize a day trip to discover the village of Castiglione del lago: we suggest you to visit the central square where you will find the renowned fountain, traditional cellars, shops of souvenirs and local products. If you love cycling you cannot absolutely miss the cycling route along the whole lake where you will enjoy unforgettable landscapes.



5. Crete of Siena

In the springtime the Crete of Siena reach their beauty and are set between the cities of Asciano, Rapolano, Monteroni and Buonconvento. The landscape is characterized by rolling hills, oak and cypress trees. To reach the destination you have to drive on the SP438, one of the most beautiful roads in Italy, is just amazing…especially if you are a motorbiker.


Crete Senesi

These were our tips for your adventures in Tuscany: all the areas abovementioned are easily reachable from our Hotel Siena Borgo Grondaie which is just 1,5km far from the historical centreBorgo Grondaie is the ideal place where to stay in occasion of a trip in Siena.

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