Siena is one of the most charming Italian cities, located in Tuscany and easy reachable from Rome. It is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and worldwide known Palio, which is a horse race held twice a year.
The distance between two cities is 230 km. On average, it takes about 3-4 hours to reach Siena from Rome. Moreover, there are 25 trains per day travelling from Rome to Siena. The journey time may be longer, depending on the type of train you choose. You can travel by fast train, bus or car. The most convenient option is to take a direct bus. Also, I would recommend to take a train with a stop in Florence and then to take a bus from Florence to Siena, so you will be able to discover these two amazing cities together.
You can get from Rome to Siena from Roma Termini, Roma Tiburtina or Roma Ostiense train stations. One-way ticket prices start from 15 euro and an average time of journey is 3 hours. Also, you will have a short stop in Florence. The train station in Siena located in about 2 km from the city center, so you can catch a bus. Look out for buses 3, 8, 10, 17 or 77 to reach the historic center of Siena. You can purchase tickets in advance with trenitalia.com
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There are many buses from different companies that depart from Roma Tiburtina bus station every 2.5 hours. You can buy tickets on the website of Flix Bus. Prices for one-way ticket start from 10 euro. The journey from Rome to Siena will take about 3 hours by the direct bus. This option is definitely convenient.
If you are going to drive from Rome to Siena, be ready for traffic in big cities on your way and possible problems with parking. However, this option is nice since you can explore cities nearby as Florence and Montepulciano. Siena is on 231 km far from Rome. It takes around 3 hours to drive from one city to another.
Siena has a really charming atmosphere and there are many nice places where to stay.
Grand Hotel Continental Siena – Starhotels Collezione is a luxury 5-star hotel right in the historical center of Siena. There are elegant rooms with frescoed ceilings and period furnishings. Moreover, there is the elegant Sapordivino restaurant, which offers gourmet traditional cuisine with the Lounge Bar which offers aperitifs and cocktails.
Hotel Athena is a 4-star hotel, located in the historic walls of Siena. There is a free parking, an elegant Italian restaurant and a furnished terrace with views of the town and valley. Moreover, all rooms are spacious and air conditioned.
Palazzo de’ Vecchi located in the historical center of Siena. It is inside the 15th century building with free WiFi access and private parking. There is a shared lounge in the property.
Palazzetto Rosso is a 3-star hotel. It features a shared lounge and is close to several noted attractions of Siena. All rooms are beautiful and spacious. It is a nice choice for travelers interested in Italian traditional food and history.
La Terrazza Sul Campo is set in a historical building, only in few steps from Piazza del Campo. There is a free WiFi and rooms with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Moreover, there is a sweet and savory breakfast served daily in the rooms.
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