Siena


Siena is a city of contrasts where past and future mix with each other. It is a small city with a large student population, so that here you will find plenty of places to go and things to do in your free time: from bars and clubs to restaurants and pizzerias; from theatres and cinemas to museums and art galleries. Siena is home to numerous international meetings and a perfect starting point for visits into the Chianti region and many other cities in Tuscany. Every summer, the city celebrates the famous Palio horse race, which attracts thousands of tourists from around the world.

Why Siena?


Siena has a large student population thanks to the University and especially the University for foreign students – Università per Stranieri, so here you will find plenty of places to go and things to do in your free time: from bars and clubs to restaurants and pizzerias; from theatres and cinemas to museums and art galleries.


When to go?


The Tuscan countryside is in full bloom during May and June, while the colours of autumn are equally inspiring. It’s great to be in Siena in July and August during the Palio horse race. Siena enjoys a mild climate all year round.


There & Around


The best way to get to Siena is through Florence’s Peretola Airport, from where you will need to travel to take a bus or a taxi to Florence Bus Station. From there, there are very frequent SITA services to Siena (around 1 hour).


For further information on things to see and do during your Italian course in Siena, we recommend you to have a look at the Lonely Planet Guide to Siena.



Siena city map