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Local Area

The best way to appreciate the strategic strategic location of Siena House is to cast your eye down this list of our favourite local visits.  Intended a guide book for our guests, most of these destinations can be enjoyed for themselves alone: arrive, park, enjoy. In this list we have prioritised those that are both authentic, uncrowded and close – but also included key Tuscan tourist sights that will be busier but are not to be missed – such as the City of Siena & San Gimignano. Florence is also an easy visit from here at just over an hour by car. These pages are still being written and there is no priority in ordering at this point (May 2018)

 
  • City of Arezzo

    Distance from Hotel: 30 min

    City of Arezzo

    There’s a realness and sense of discovery about Arezzo that we really love. The local people going about their business. The beautiful architecture in the centre. Historic and contemporary cafes […]

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  • Montepulciano (Siena)

    Distance from Hotel: 15 min

    Montepulciano (Siena)

    Montepulciano, cited favourite hill town by many experienced Tuscany travellers and writers is visible from the house, glittering on the horizon at sun down. We see it at it’s best […]

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  • Cortona (Arezzo)

    Distance from Hotel: 30 min

    Cortona (Arezzo)

    Another of the towns we can see from the house, high up on the side of the Apennines, is Cortona. Cortona is the venue of long long views, a great […]

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  • Trequanda is well positioned for exploring, photography, cycling, wine tasting...

    Distance from Hotel: 5 min

    Trequanda (Siena)

    Trequanda countryside begins at 2km from the house but the main town is a few km further – about 10 minutes drive. Trequanda is appealing for its unspoiled feel and […]

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  • Torrita di Siena (Siena)

    Distance from Hotel: 5 minutes

    Torrita di Siena (Siena)

    The Hill Town Torrita di Siena is a pretty, red brick medieval hill town with a real-life vibe away from the crowds. Torrita di Siena ‘Little Tower Of Siena’ feels very […]

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  • Montefollonico (Siena)

    Distance from Hotel: 12 minutes

    Montefollonico (Siena)

    Many visitors to our area might miss this little beauty completely, passing by on their way to the more famous Pienza.  But wait a moment! didn’t you say you were […]

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  • Bagno Vignone (Siena)

    Distance from Hotel: 30 min

    Bagno Vignone (Siena)

    Situated high in the Val d’Orcia find Bagno Vignone, in the Commune of San Quirico d’Orcia. It’s about 30 minute’s drive from the house. San Quirico includes some truly iconic […]

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  • Pienza (Siena)

    Distance from Hotel: 25 min

    Pienza (Siena)

    Both a village and a wider zone, Pienza countryside begins some 10 minute’s drive from the house whilst the village is about 25 minutes away.  The commune of Pienza includes […]

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  • City of Siena

    Distance from Hotel: 40 minutes

    City of Siena

    Siena – living medieval city and capital town of the province of Siena – is both busy tourist centre and an unmissable visit.  Home to one of the best squares […]

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  • San Gimignano (Siena)

    Distance from Hotel: 75 minutes

    San Gimignano (Siena)

    Why Visit The journey to Park When to go What’s it known for Don’t miss How long do you need Itinerary Siena House is a boutique hotel in Tuscany with […]

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  • Capella Vitaleta (Siena)

    Distance from Hotel: 30 minutes

    Capella Vitaleta (Siena)

    Why Visit The journey to Park When to go What’s it known for Don’t miss How long do you need Itinerary Siena House is a boutique hotel in Tuscany with […]

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  • San Quirico d’Orcia (Siena)

    Distance from Hotel: 40 minutes

    San Quirico d’Orcia (Siena)

    Why Visit The journey to Park When to go What’s it known for Don’t miss How long do you need Itinerary Siena House is a boutique hotel in Tuscany with […]

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  • Lucignano (Arezzo)

    Distance from Hotel: 15 minutes

    Lucignano (Arezzo)

    Lucignano is a very unspoilt little town high up overlooking the Val di Chiana and a favourite location for an ice cream and a stroll on a Summer evening. Why […]

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  • Lucignano d’Asso (Siena)

    Distance from Hotel: 25 minutes

    Lucignano d’Asso (Siena)

    Our favourite spot for lazy Summer lunches, Lucignano d’Asso is a tiny, romantic village between Trequanda and Montalcino. Situated in the dramatic countryside of the Crete Senesi Lucignano d’Asoo is […]

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  • La Foce (Siena)

    Distance from Hotel: 30 minutes

    La Foce (Siena)

    Why Visit The journey to Park When to go What’s it known for Don’t miss How long do you need Itinerary Siena House is a boutique hotel in Tuscany with […]

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  • Crete Senesi (Siena)

    Distance from Hotel: 15 - 25 minutes

    Crete Senesi (Siena)

    One of our favourite spots to go sunset chasing is the Crete Senesi zone.  An incredible landscape apparently rippling and bubbling under cover of bright green wheatgrass in Winter – […]

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  • Authentic Tuscany on your doorstep.

    Distance from Hotel: 15 minutes

    Montisi (Siena)

    Forgive me for using the term rugged in your description, manicured Montisi, but it’s your softly rounded, rugged walls that define your difference to our other lovely hill towns. One […]

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  • Orvieto (Terni)

    Distance from Hotel: 50 minutes

    Orvieto (Terni)

    On a high plateaux, overlooking the road to Rome, Orvieto appears to have grown from the rock that it sits upon. Ancient stronghold of the popes, who retreated to this […]

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  • Distance from Hotel: 30 minutes

    Chiusi (Siena)

    Chosen resting place of the Etruscan kings, archaeologically rich Chiusi – with it’s Etruscan Tombs, Catacombs & museum is a must see for anyone interested in the ancient peoples of […]

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