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Inside Background
The political and cultural influence of Siena reached its greatest heights in...
Last edited: 20 June 2006
UNESCO proclaimed the old town center of Siena a World Heritage Site in 1995...
Last edited: 27 September 2006
The Sienese are fiercely proud of their history, and with good reason. Their...
Last edited: 20 June 2006
Siena has been strictly divided in contrade , or neighborhoods, since medieval...
Last edited: 14 February 2007
To fully understand and appreciate the rich culture of this Tuscan city, it may...
Last edited: 19 May 2009
Inside Transportation
Trains to and from Florence and Pisa are available (often a change at Empoli...
Last edited: 06 December 2014
The good news is that Siena has surprisingly ample parking for an Italian city...
Last edited: 17 December 2012
Siena is a city built on a hill (and how).  The station is at the foot of the...
Last edited: 20 September 2013
There are several taxi stands located throughout the city: the Siena Train...
Last edited: 15 March 2010
Inside Things to Do
Siena, as a historical and cultural center, tends toward quieter activities in...
Last edited: 20 June 2006
With the famous conservatory of Accademia Musicale Chigiana and the Siena Jazz...
Last edited: 20 June 2006
The shopping in Siena and its neighboring towns consists mostly of open-air...
Last edited: 27 October 2014
Siena is probably most famous for its horse race, the Palio. On two days about...
Last edited: 20 June 2006
Archbishop’s Palace  The other name for the Archbishop’s Palace is the Palazzo...
Last edited: 05 June 2013
Piazza del Campo  The Piazza del Campo is the center of Siena and is located at...
Last edited: 05 June 2013
Siena is the capital of the Tuscan wine country! Just think that some of the...
Last edited: 02 December 2012
  San Domenico (St. Dominic) was founded by the Dominicans in 1125. The...
Last edited: 18 October 2007
Piazza del Duomo 8, Siena, Italy Tel: 0577-283-048 URL:  http://www.operad...
Last edited: 26 August 2006
Siena Cathedral The Cathedral of Siena is one of Italy's most beautiful...
Last edited: 05 June 2013
Inside Dining Scene
Siena is an excellent place to explore the subtleties of Tuscan cuisine, as the...
Last edited: 11 August 2007
A cuisine based on regional dishes but, unusually, specializing in fish.
Last edited: 25 September 2009
Inside Italy: For Foreign Visitors
In Italy, as in most of  Western Europe, the official currency is the Euro...
Last edited: 17 March 2014
Border crossings When travelling between Italy and another Schengen country...
Last edited: 17 January 2012
 Parla Inglese?   Do you speak English?  Grazie  Thank You Prego  You are...
Last edited: 16 October 2014
In Italy you must always dial the area code AND the telephone number, even if...
Last edited: 23 September 2014
In Italy service, which usually ranges from 1 to 3 euros depending on the...
Last edited: 21 September 2014
Thanks to the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, it is quite easy to know if...
Last edited: 01 March 2010
If you read reviews of Italy, you will find that Italians are regarded as...
Last edited: 10 December 2014
A little planning can make your trip go a lot smoother. At least a week or two...
Last edited: 19 June 2013
Reviews for some hotels in Italy show some guests claiming the reception staff...
Last edited: 15 November 2013
If you have an unlocked GSM cell phone that supports the GSM 900 and GSM 1800...
Last edited: 20 November 2014
More than 20% of Italians are smokers and that includes teenagers. Although the...
Last edited: 25 November 2014
This is a few key railway phrases in english & italian.: Aisle = corridoio...
Last edited: 12 August 2014
If you are planning on traveling from mainland Italy to Sicily you might want...
Last edited: 20 October 2013
Some international car hire companies in downtown Pisa close at 13.00 until...
Last edited: 17 December 2012
When you are leaving the country through the Rome Airport, here are some tips...
Last edited: 27 July 2012