Grand Hotel Continental Siena

Siena, Tuscany, Italy

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  • Located in the heart of historical Siena, close to the famous Piazza del Campo

  • The classical Italian decoration has been inspired by the nobility of the 16th century

  • Enjoy tasting sessions in the atmospheric wine cellar, housed in a medieval tower

  • Taste gourmet Tuscan dishes with a contemporary twist at the Sapordivino restaurant

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The Mediterranean climate makes Tuscany a year round destination. It is important to remember that the main tourism season stretches from mid-April to the end of September with July and August being peak months. The best time to visit Tuscany is in the quieter part of the season, from April to June and from September to October when the weather is still pleasant.

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Set in the heart of Siena in a 16th-century palazzo, Grand Hotel Continental Siena offers a luxurious base from which to explore this historical city and the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside beyond.

Housed in the 16th-century Palazzo Gori Pannilini, the Grand Hotel Continental Siena is a boutique property full of history, boasting unique frescoes, period decorations and Renaissance architecture. Once a popular stopping point of the European Grand Tours of the 19th century, the Grand Hotel Continental Siena now offers a luxurious stay in the city.

The decoration of the rooms and suites at the Grand Hotel Continental Siena has been inspired by the 16th-century history of the building, incorporating traditional terracotta floors, exposed beam ceilings and beautiful frescoes. The overall design is typically Italian in style, transporting guests back to the golden age of the Renaissance, while a selection of rooms offer a more contemporary experience.

The Grand Hotel Continental Siena's restaurant, Sapordivino, offers guests the chance to try local Tuscan and Sienese dishes with a contemporary twist. This simple but delicious cuisine incorporates produce and ingredients from the area, ensuring authentic tastes of the region. Guests can also choose to dine in the Lounge Bar by Sapordivino, located in the palazzo's tranquil courtyard, or simply enjoy an aperitif or cocktail. Wine lovers can visit the hotel's Wine Cellar by Sapordivino, housed in a medieval tower dating back to the 13th century, where tasting sessions with the sommelier are on offer.

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The 51 rooms and suites at Grand Hotel Continental Siena are decorated in a classic Italian style, with period touches found throughout. Inspired by the nobility of the 16th century, rooms feature Tuscan terracotta floors and some boast ceiling frescoes.


Children are welcome at Grand Hotel Continental Siena, however there are no specific childcare facilities.


Guests can dine at Grand Hotel Continental Siena's Sapordivino restaurant, which offers a gourmet, contemporary take on traditional Tuscan cuisine, making full use of products and ingredients from the local area. The Lounge Bar by Sapordivino is set in the hotel's courtyard and is a lovely spot to relax with a cocktail, while wine tasting sessions are on offer in the Wine Cellar by Sapordivino, housed in a medieval 13th-century tower.


Thanks to its location at the heart of Siena, Grand Hotel Continental Siena is perfectly placed for exploring the city. Discover the charming streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and during July and August you may be lucky enough to witness the historic Palio di Siena - a unique and historic event where horse riders race through the city.


  • Cycling in the Val d'Orcia

    Visit the charming town of Pienza and explore its picturesque streets before cycling through the spectacular Val d'Orcia on an e-bike with your private guide.

  • Explore Pienza and the Val d'Orcia

    Located in the Val d'Orcia, Pienza is a charming town boasting a wealth of beautiful Renaissance architecture. Explore the town with your private guide and enjoy incredible views across the Tuscan countryside.

  • Private tour of Siena and San Gimignano

    Explore Siena and San Gimignano, two of Tuscany's most picturesque cities, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites packed with beautiful medieval architecture and fascinating history.

  • Tuscan cooking class

    Discover the art of Tuscan cuisine with a private cooking class at a local farm. Under the guidance of a local cook, you'll learn how to prepare traditional recipes and then enjoy your dishes for lunch.

  • Wine tasting in Chianti

    Travel through the beautiful Tuscan countryside to discover the wines of Chianti, the area's most celebrated wine region. Visit two wineries to taste the local produce and enjoy a delicious lunch.

  • Wine tasting in Montalcino and Montepulciano

    Spend a day discovering the delights of Tuscan wine as you explore the charming towns of Montalcino and Montepulciano, both renowned worldwide for their wine production.

Location & directions

Siena, Tuscany, Italy

Grand Hotel Continental Siena is located in the heart of Siena in the Chianti region, a short walk from the town's famous Piazza del Campo.

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