Places We Love


The best way to appreciate the strategic location of Siena House is to cast your eye down this list of the places we love.  Whether hill towns to walk, landscapes to drive, atmospheric places to eat or to spend time all are within easy reach of the house.

  • Montepulciano (Siena)

    ‘Wine City’ Montepulciano is visible from the house, glittering on the horizon at sun down. Montepulciano countryside begins about 5 minutes from the house whilst the city centre is 15 minutes away.

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  • 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 greens, golds and blue grey clays according to the time of year the Crete Senesi or […]

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  • 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 some truly spectacular scenery (the wheat fields and Cypress trees […]

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  • 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 in all of Italy – Piazza il Campo, where the […]

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  • 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 Gelato and our favourite passeggiata by far. Passeggiata = a stroll […]

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  • San Quirico d’Orcia (Siena)

    San Quirico countryside begins some 30 minutes from the house whilst the town is about 40 minutes away.  Some of the most iconic images we associate with Tuscany are within the commune of San Quirico but despite this fact the […]

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  • 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 and boutiques. Fine dining and art lover’s sights. Enticing little […]

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  • 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 Sienese. It is not actually our nearest town (that would […]

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  • 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 Visit? Lucignano is a very authentic Tuscan hill town with […]

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  • 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 hoping to stumble across somewhere spellbindingly Tuscan yet not quite […]

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  • Capella Vitaleta (Siena)

    Cappella di Vitaleta is a beautiful little chapel in an idyllic position in San Quirico d’Orcia but just outside of Pienza. Go for a walk, to photograph and to get close to one of the icons of the Tuscan landscape. […]

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  • Bagno Vignoni (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 scenery and the area surrounding Bagno Vignone is well worth […]

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  • 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 real life charm, you won’t find many tourists here – […]

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  • 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 ‘stop’ from Trequanda brings you to Montisi, Olive oil town […]

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  • 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 two churches, a few houses and a grocery store – […]

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  • La Foce (Siena)

    Much more than just a wonderful visit for garden lovers, views in this area include some of the most iconic images of Tuscany.  That zig-zagging cypress lined road for example.  A significant property in terms of size, beauty and historical […]

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  • 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 British owners.  We write and photograph Tuscany year round as […]

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  • 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 Tuscany.  Alongside it’s Etruscan significance Chiusi is also an Olive […]

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