Few places in the world have so many different landscapes as Tuscany. Especially in springtime in Siena comes alive with a multitude of colors, tastes and smells. If you are in Siena you will find impossible to visit all the beauties of the region in a weekend. The aim of this guide is to suggest you 5 top things to do in springtime in Siena.
Before the beginning-Siena
This guide couldn’t start without Siena itself. A visit to the Campo Square and the Duomo is absolutely a must. From the top of the Mangia Tower, you will admire the city in all its beauty. A breathtaking landscapes will open up in front of your eyes.
After this introduction, let’s start with the top 5 things to do in springtime in Siena.
- Val d’Orcia.
This is one of the most famous Valley of Tuscany located in the South of Siena about 1 hour drive from Borgo Grondaie. It has been nominated World Heritage by the UNESCO in 2004. In this valley we can find Pienza, Montalcino, san Quirico. A little treasure is Bagno Vignoni indeed. It was the ancient holiday destination of De Medici’s family as well as an ancient hot spring in XIII c (Saint Catherine used to bath there!). The place is also famous for being the location for some movies! Once you are in the Val d’Orcia you shouldn’t miss the chance to taste all its typical products. You can enjoy a taste of Brunello di Montalcino together with the Pienza’s Pecorino.
- A tour in the Chianti Hills
The Chianti hills are located North of Siena only 3 km away from the town . They are mainly famous for the wine production. Less known but not less important are the beautiful landscape and its medieval castles. Enjoy driving and discovering castles and small villages as well as wineries where you can enjoy Chianti Wine and local products!
- A trip in the countryside with and old steam train
We want to suggest you not only places but also experiences. Every Sundays in May and June an old steam Train will take you to the south deep in the countryside of Siena. The trip is bound to the many festivals that are taking place in the springtime. Do not miss this experience especially the one to d’Orcia and the Crete Region. This is an experience that will make you travel back in time, among puffs and whistles. Further information and reservations available at this link: http://www.terresiena.it/trenonatura/
2.The SP438 Road and The Crete
Between the cities of Asciano, Rapolano, Monteroni and Buonconvento, there is a region called LE CRETE which takes its name from its type of ground: the clay. In the springtime a wide range of colors appears: from the emerald green of the grass to the grey of the clay. The way you can get there is definitively part of your experience. Driving on the SP438, one of the most beautiful roads in Italy, is just amazing…especially if you are a motorbiker. A road full of hairpins and climbs that reveal how astonishing is this part of Tuscany.
A weekend of relax at the bath thermals
Nothing’s better than a weekend of relax after a stressful week. Tuscany offers you a great number of thermal stations. A lot of them are near of Siena. These places were already famous among Romans and Etruscan. Nowadays stations like Rapolano, Petriolo, Chianciano and other provides to all the needs of the client with relaxing massages and beauty treatments. These are perfect places for those who wants to spend a relaxing weekend with the partner.
Borgo Grondaie is the ideal location to visit Tuscany in springtime. Don’t hesitate to ask us any kind of information about events and places to visit. Visit our website to check our offers and organize a perfect trip in Siena in Springtime.
Pubblished by Antonio
Hotel Siena Borgo Grondaie