The Tuscany region of Italy is famous as a popular tourist destination, and one of the cities people tend to cite as their favorite part of their Tuscany trips is Siena, a small, romantic, beautiful town. Less crowded than other cities, Siena has so much to offer tourists. Here are just some of the reasons you should consider visiting.
Siena’s history dates back to the Etruscan era, with significant development having happened during the Middle Ages. When you visit the city, you can take in an assortment of beautiful monuments, palaces, and churches that tell the story of its past.
Siena is in Italy, after all, which means that one of the best parts of visiting will be eating the local food. We recommend trying out pici, which is pasta served with pepper and tomato sauce, as well ricciarelli, a traditional almond biscuit. Yum!
Want to make dinner a little more interesting? You have to sample some of Siena’s wine. After all, you’re in Tuscany, aren’t you? Located between the Chianti and the Montalcino regions, Siena is a great place for wine-lovers both knowledgeable and casual. Pro tip? Let the locals recommend the best wine.