Surrounded by most beautiful landscapes in Italy, farmhouse Borgo La Casaccia blends unmatched Agriturismo experience and iconic destinations to explore. Among local itineraries Sienna is a must-see Italian city. Borgo La Casaccia offers an ideal base to visit Siena top attractions without refusing cosy accommodation in the heart of Tuscany countryside.
Unmatched collection of things to see around Siena in Italy begins with city center featuring Piazza del Duomo, uniting all architectural symbols of power: Cathedral, Government Palace and Hospital of Santa Maria della Scala.
Museum complex of Santa Maria della Scala is a top attraction in Sienna, located in front of the Duomo steps is an example of architectural stratification with many unexpected basements, churches, halls, choirs, chapels and museums covering thousands of square meters. With the church of the Santissima Annunziata to the left and the entrance there is the mantle chapel to the right the exploration starts with a large gallery called the Passeggio embellished with 17th-century paintings from the artists of Siena school. Sala del Pellegrinaio with its extraordinary frescoes is one of the obligatory things to see in Siena and whole Italy. More architectural treasures of Santa Maria della Scala include Cordicella, the Oratorio della Compagnia di Santa Caterina, fascinating Archaeological Museum, Sagrestia Vecchia and Cappella della Madonna preserving works by the greatest Sienese painter Nicola Nasini – definitely a must-see in Sienna.
One more iconic attraction of Sienna is Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta featuring bell tower in Romanesque style iconic Chigi Chapel designed by Bernini and the magnificent ciborium of Vecchietta. This Duomo palace preserves Pulpito di Nicola Pisano - one of the essential things to see not only in Sienna but in whole Italy. Most of the works from the Cathedral are found, including the originals of the statues sculpted by Giovanni Pisano for the facade, the famous Maestà by Duccio di Buoninsegna and the polychrome stained glass window.
Museum dell’Opera del Duomo features original statues by Giovanni Pisano, famous Maestà by Duccio di Buoninsegna and the polychrome stained glass window. Piazza del Campo is one more must-see attraction in Sienna. This shell-shaped square is divided into several segments and paved in iconic red brick with unique panoramic background of Torre del Mangia and Palazzo Pubblico. This square hosts legendary Palio each year celebrating Italian life and senesity in traditional horse race. Palazzo Pubblico perfectly translates medieval scenography hosting rooms of extraordinarily architectural beauty representing one more top attraction in Sienna featuring second highest in Italy Tower del Mangia.
Sienna is located 66 kilometres from Montaione, approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes by car. Train station is also available but requires additional 20-minute walk or other means to reach city center. Contact our agritourism farmhouse and discover the best way to explore thing to see in Sienna and Italian Tuscany.