Essential Siena Information
Things to do
Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy.
It is a beautiful walled city famous for the Palio, a horse race in the main square. It is the capital of the province of Siena
The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site.
Supermarket: There is a large Coop supermarket near the station. It is normally open from 08.00 to 20.00 however for up to date opening times click here to visit their website
This supermarket is also open in the morning every first Sunday of the month.
Banks: Siena has many banks, most are open in the mornings until 13.30 and then again for an hour in the afternoons. The afternoon opening times vary from bank to bank.
Petrol: There are several pertrol stations in Siena, all have self-service machines that run when they are closed so make sure you have 5, 10 or 20 Euro notes.
Hospital: There is a large hospital with emergency services in Siena
Osteria del Gatto
Via San Marco 8
near porta San Marco - Siena
This is a small restaurant that serves typical Sienese dishes. Your host and cook Marco will happily recommend the best items on the menu and serve them to you with an excellent wine from his cellar. On Fridays there is a menu of fish cooked in a Tuscan way.
Not only is the food excellent but the price is reasonable.
Tel: +39 0577 287133
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