A trip to Siena, other than be the occasion to discover and visit new corners of the medieval Tuscany, could be the chance to do some shopping. Despite its small size, Siena offers various opportunities for shopping lovers and it’s right into the historical centre that most of the craftsmanship shops are located. There you can find the best of local high quality products and are great ideas for your souvenirs for family and friends as well as famous wine shops and the most renowed fashion stores.
For what concern the centre of the city, the main shopping streets are via Banchi di Sopra, via di Città or via dei Montanini. Walking by for these streets you can buy some hand-painted ceramics, artistic candles and also high quality leather goods. In addition to this there’s via Pantaneto, based downtown, where you can find souvenirs, postcards but especially the flags of the contrade which take part to the famous Palio.
Opposite the train station there’s a little Mall called “Galleria Porta Siena” where you can find clothing stores and restaurants. It’s easy to reach from Borgo Grondaie only 600 meters!
In the suburb there’s a long road full of department stores called Massetana Romana. It’s a sort of commercial area where you can find a lot of shops set on the same side of the road. At Massetana Romana, easily reachable through the SS674 in about 15 minutes from the centre of Siena, there are big brands stores of clothing, shoes and electronic one but also restaurants. Moreover in this area there’s a big parking near the stores and you can easily walk from one store to another.
For the real Shopping Addicted, near Siena there’s the Valdichiana Outlet Village: a real village full of 140 stores just for big brands. You can take the whole family there as there are restaurants and to the playgrounds for kids. The Val di Chiana Outlet village is pretty close to Siena about 40 minutes away. From Borgo Grondaie you can follow signs to ROMA A1 green signs take exit BETTOLLE and then stay on the left and follow the BLACK signs to VAL DI CHIANA.
The outlet is open everyday from 10 am to 8 pm.
The Hotel Borgo Grondaie is based in a strategical position to reach all the shopping areas in Siena. In fact it is 1,5km far from the city centre that you can reach also on foot in only 25 minutes. After a long day shopping we suggest you to catch a taxi to come back…only 10 euro per ride and no stress!
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