Siena Life and Visitor Travel Tips

(Siena, Tuscany, Italy)

Photo of the Piazza del CampoFull of traditional Tuscan charm, together with Romanesque and medieval architecture, the city of Siena is conveniently close to Florence and also the coastline, with neighbouring resorts including Cecina, Livorna and Piombino. However, Siena has plenty of its own attractions and visitors will find more than enough to keep themselves occupied here.

Much of local life in Siena revolves around its many open spaces and public squares, such as the Piazza del Campol, which is shaped like a shell and home to many gems, such as the Palazzo Pubblico. In recent years, sport has become a major pastime in Siena and football is especially popular, with regular soccer games taking place at the Stadio Artemio Franchi stadium. Useful travel tips are shown below.

Picture taken from the top of the Torre del Mangia

Useful Contact Details

The Siena Tourist Office is full of useful information and centrally located on the Piazza del Campo, off the Banchi di Sotto and close to the Piazza Indipendenza. To the south-east, the nearby Piazza del Mercato is a useful point of reference.

Siena Tourist Office
Address: Piazza del Campo 56, Siena, Italy, IT
Tel: +39 0577 28 05 51
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 19:00

Internet Train (Internet Cafe)
Address: Via di Città 121, Siena, Italy, IT
Open hours: Sunday to Friday - 08:00 to 20:00

Meg@web (Internet Access)
Address: Via di Pantaneto, Siena, Italy, IT
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 23:00, Sunday - 15:00 to 21:00

Libreria Senese (Bookshop stocking English-language newspapers)
Address: Via di Città 62-66, Siena, Italy, IT
Tel: +39 0577 28 08 45

Further view from the Torre del Mangia

Language and Dialect

A local Tuscany dialect is very present with Italian spoken in Siena, although all standard phrasebook terms and phrases will be understood. The Tuscan dialect has been spoken for some 150 years.

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