Discover Car Hire in Siena
Book a car hire with DriveAway and create your own self-drive itinerary that is perfect for you. Siena offers a unique experience as you cruise through the classic medieval town and discover the hidden treasures of Italy.
Siena is an ideal destination with winding alleyways which leads you to the amazing churches, museums, historical structures and much more, this setting gets even better as it's located in the heart of the romantic Tuscany within a scenic hill region. You can't get better than that!
If you've forgotten how it feels to be free than it's time to book a car hire holiday and get the fun back into life. It's your holiday so you should choose where and when you would like to travel. With a hire car you will be provided with constant independence and convenience as you drive past the enticing vineyards, stunning architecture and historical attractions.
Driving distances and more car hire information can be found on our Italy Driving Tips page.
You can collect your hire car from the downtown depots located throughout the city. However if you prefer to pick up your car hire from an airport location you can travel to Siena from Florence (located just 60 kilometres south), Rome (located north approximately a 3 hour drive) or Milan (about 4 hours drive).
The Piazza del Campo is a great place to start as it is at the heart of the city. This Piazza is famous for the annual summer horse-race known as the Palio di Siena. It is surrounded by fabulous architecture sharing the real flavour of medieval times. The Palazzo Pubblico is a beautiful palace which dominates the Piazza. The Palazzo Pubblico displays the different periods of construction and is considered to be one of the best examples of medieval and gothic architecture. The imposing bell tower is a great place to check out the amazing views of the city below, the tower reaches height of up to 88 metres and can be reached by 400 steps, but well worth it.
The Duomo di Siena is one of the most popular attractions which display a unique black and white Romanesque Cathedral with delicate carvings and statues. But the interior is just as impressive with a marble floor bejeweled with a series of pictures. The Duomo also houses the Baptistery and the crypt displaying intriguing archaeological history, and a museum showcasing wonderful works of art. Next to the Piazza del Duomo you can travel over to the Torre del Mangia which offers 360 degree views of Siena and its surrounding towns.
A car hire is great for travelling to other locations in Italy. There are great towns located around Siena within the country side. There are many small villages, medieval towns and vineyards along the amazing scenic drives. For wonderful wineries travel north to the Chianti wine region. But of course you can travel to the big cities of Florence, Pisa, Rome, or Milan.
The most famous festival in Siena is the Palio di Siena which is a horse race at the Piazza del Campo. It is celebrated twice annually on the 2nd of July and August the 16th. This thrilling festival is one that attracts numerous people world-wide to watch this competitive race.
|Cities (To and From)||Distance (Approx.km)||Travel Time (Approx. hr)|
|Siena to Florence||79||1|
|Siena to Rome||233||2.75|
|Siena to Milan||366||4|
|Siena to Bologna||169||2|
|Siena to Pisa||133||1.75|
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