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Everything you want to know about Siena, what is going on in Siena, and so on, see the web sites: (in italian) (the touristic section in english) and About Siena website

It gives you hints for interesting activities such as a trip on the NATURE TRAIN:

For nature and history lovers, the Nature Train offers the chance to travel the rural line between Asciano and Monte Antico in specially restored antique cars. This line runs through particularly beautiful landscape, with changing vistas from the clay fields of Siena through the Orcia River valley to the foothills of Monte Amiata.

During the day, you can walk along nature paths, visit the medieval towns of Asciano and San Giovanni d'Asso, the abbeys of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and Sant'Antimo, the wine cellars where the famous Brunello di Montalcino is produced, as well as the many museums. This is an exciting trip through history that is not to be missed. Trekking tours are also available with specialized guides. For information call Valdorcia, 0039-0577-898303 or email

Another web site plenty of information about Siena is the: where you can find info's about TOURISM, WINES, TRADE, SHOPPING.

The Siena area offers to the tourist a large range of itineraries to discover natural and untouched landscapes, perfectly conserved medieval villages, archaeological places, art cities like Siena, San Gimignano, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, and so on.

Museums, Churches, Abbey and Castles can be visited, where you found artistic works of the most famous artists of Siena, which Duccio di Boninsegna are guarded, Jacopo of the Oak, Nicholas Pisano, Lorenzetti, Sodoma and many others.

Remember that the territory of Siena is famous all over the world for its valuable wines that come wise produced from the Company Wine local, than also conserving the ancient tradition handed on from father in son has known to renew itself utilizando avvanzate and rafinate technical of vinificazione. Some wines , produced in this splendid earth, we can find: the CHIANTI, the BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, the VERNACCIA DI SAN GIMIGNANO, the NOBILE MONTEPULCIANO, and many other. You can found many Wine Companies on all the territory of Siena that offer to the tourists wine tasting and visits guided to cellars.

Many Wines Shops in all the art cities give possibility to buy these wonderful wines.

Information about Museums in Siena are found at:

Interested in Country Tours?

(WINE and TRANSPORTATION: Car rental - Wine Tours - Day trips - Airport transfer - Cooking Courses - Tours only for individuals and small groups)?

  • Contact "Country Tours", Via E. S. Piccolomini, 35, 53100 - Siena (SI)
  • Phone: (+39) 0577 247650; Fax: (+39) 0577 249697; E-mail:

Country Tours's goal is to let you learn about the land around Siena with its great wines and explore the back roads as well as famous sites on a private tour customized for you. We will drive you through Montalcino's vineyards, Chianti's hills and olive groves, taking the ancient roads to reach small fortified villages, churches and castles, which are part of an extraordinary environment without equal in the world. Art, history, colours and parfumes will be your faithful companions during our tours, which also offer you opportunities to taste great wines, extra virgin olive oil and local specialities. We will visit the old cellars of wineries, personally selected, mostly family run, where great wines are produced. We will stop for lunch in typical and small "Trattorie" where the old grandmother cooks in the kitchen and offers you the most typical Tuscan flavours.

Interested in rent a bike and bike/walk tours?

Contact "Walking and Cycling Agency" Via Ricasoli, 26, 53100 - Siena (SI), Phone: (+39) 338 8950100, Fax: (+39) 0577 222915;

They offer special services for your vacations, rental bikes delivered and picked up directly in Your hotel or farm house. Personalized daily tours that will give you the possibility to discover hidden treasures,castles, winecellars for exclusive wine tasting, Romanic churches, olive and cypress trees, the marvelous Chianti landscapes and sienese territory: by bike, walking or by Van; Enogastronomic tours, exploration of our gastronomical traditions in amazing sites; bike tours, transfers,cooking classes, weddings,accommodation and anything you may need for your holidays in Tuscany in complete relax. You'll experience peaceful and wonderful sceneries, feeling cool breeze, breathing fresh and clean air in way to see the real Tuscany. You can be fully supported in daily van excursion or weekly tours, cycling or walking. Walk or ride by bike throughtout shimmering olive groves and flourishing vineyards. See and visit Siena castles and hillside villa estates. Visit cellars and live exclusive wine tasting in Chianti region.

Tourism in Siena's lands and the Chianti area

All you want to know about TOURISM in the Siena's lands:

Chianti, Val d'Elsa, Val di Merse, Crete Senesi, Val d'Orcia, Val di Chiana, Amiata Visit the web site:

A complete local guide to the Chianti region of Italy for excursions and accomodation at the web site:

Free travel info on Tuscany. the best italian region.

Tuscany accommodation tourist board hotel farm castle holiday inn homested apartment villa tourist attractions travel tip map weather. Direct contact to tuscany informative online broshure accommodation Udiscovered places towns history natural parks live events last minute discounts. See the web site:

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