In the Tuscany region of Italy, there’s a city called ‘Siena’ where its historical town has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Siena is considered as one of the most visited places in Italy because of its museums, arts, cuisine and culture.
During my fall trip to Italy, I stayed in the Tuscany region (near Montevarchi) and the home-away host recommended Siena as one of the places to visit. She preferred this city more than Florence, since its much less crowded and they kind of have some similarities.
Siena did remind me a bit like Florence, the way the town is structured and the many market shops, arts and museums. They of course have their own ‘Siena Cathedral’ and Piazza as well. Here are some of highlights of my trip.
Cool Things I Found:
Siena has so many wonderful shops – food, fashion, accessories and many others. They are everywhere, so if you can’t find what you’re looking for in one store, check out the next store. I highly recommend visiting the leather shops and pasta stores.
Places to see:
Siena’s entire town is a must see. But if you only have a few hours to spend, the Piazza and Cathedrals are surely not to miss.
Foods to try:
Definitely Italian food – pasta and pizza. If you’re in a fancy mood, try one of the top restaurants on TripAdvisor called ‘Antica Osteria da Divo‘. Lots of unique and tasty dishes to choose from. I tried the fried quail, tortellini, and lamb chops – all are very delicious. And don’t forget to get some gelato anywhere in town.
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