The City of Siena
Siena is a historic medieval city in the region of Tuscany, located in the north of Italy, about 70 km (43 miles) south of Florence. It’s a safe town that is well connected to all major cities in Italy. Surrounded by olive groves and the vineyards of Chianti, Siena is recognized as one of the most beautiful cities of Tuscany. Famed for the “Palio”, the annual historic horse-races that take place every July 2nd and August 16th, it is also home to one of the oldest Universities in Europe, which ensures a vibrant Italian student atmosphere throughout the academic year.
Nestled among the rolling hills of Tuscany, more than 55,000 Sienese call this medieval gem-of-a-city home. It’s a place better suited for the traveler than the tourist. An interactive experience offering more than mere bricks and mortar. A unique blend of rich history and modern-day culture that permeated the sights, sounds and smells of everyday life. A living, breathing museum with unprecedented access. Open to the public 24/7, 365 days a year.