Where Firenze breathes Renaissance, Siena breathes medieval times. Gothic architecture and many religious structures, buildings, and art. This all is combined with a modern-day livelihood and countless places to enjoy real good food and wine on your day trip.
The Cathedral of Siena is one of the most extraordinary you’ll ever see, with gargoyles and sculptures all over the exterior and, on top of the facade, a mosaic depicting the Coronation of the Virgin.
Another of Siena’s main attractions is the Palazzo Pubblico, made of layered buildings, varying layers of natural stones, and red bricks. Furthermore, you can see mosaics and paintings in the Museo Civico and the Torre Mangia, which is also on this square and is climbable via a very narrow staircase, with the best view over the city on the top.
Another very popular attraction is the Museum of Metropolitan institution, which showcases a big complex of art and architecture.
Getting there takes either 2 hours and 40 minutes (by car) or approximately 3 hours (by train).