February 14: Valentine’s Day in Tuscany in Siena
Destinations and ideas for a happy Valentine’s day in Siena
Are you planning to spend a happy Valentine’s Day in Tuscany in Siena for the date of February 14? Discover now the best places and the ideas to spend an unforgettable lovers day in the City of the Palio!
Siena offers romantic corners, a historic center declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the most famous squares in the world, but also includes many other sites that can fully satisfy the desires and expectations of the couples looking for emotions, leisure and serenity.
Among the most romantic places offered by this splendid Tuscan city there is certainly the Medici Fortress. For several years this city park has been used by the inhabitants of Siena for jogging and for various types of sporting activities, but it also allows visitors to take beautiful walks and be able to admire a breathtaking panorama of the city.
Another site to be reached to admire an extraordinary view of Siena is the so-called Facciatone, an architectural residue that was to be used to expand the magnificent city Cathedral. To go up on the Facciatone you need to buy the ticket Opa Si Pass which also allows you to access the Cathedral itself, the Porta del Cielo, the Museo dell’Opera and the fascinating Piccolomini Library.
To spend a nice Valentine’s day in Siena, then, we definitely believe that a couple should visit the historic center of the city and in this case the most obvious destination, but also the most inevitable, is the famous Piazza del Campo where the Torre del Mangia and the Public Palace are located.
To enter the Torre del Mangia on the days around February 14th, take into consideration the winter opening hours which runs from October 16th to February 28th (the summer hours go from March 1st to October 15th). Until the end of February, the civic tower can be visited from 10:00 to 16:00. However, it should be taken into account that the ticket office stops issuing access tickets at 15:15.
Being in the center, couples can take the opportunity to enjoy excellent tastings of Tuscan wines in the well-stocked wine bars located nearby, or have a delicious candle light dinner in one of the renowned restaurants located around Piazza del Campo.
In this regard, here are some excellent food and wine destinations close to Piazza del Campo:
- Enoteca Palazzo Piccolomini. Via Rinaldini, 11.
- Compagnia dei Vinattieri. Via delle Terme, 79.
- Enoteca I Terzi. Via dei Termini, 7.
- Osteria Enoteca Sotto le Fonti. Via Esterna di Fontebranda, 118.
In addition to the oases of taste listed above, the Cantina in Piazza, in Via Stalloreggi 15, near the Duomo, also deserves to be mentioned for wine tastings and traditional Tuscan dishes, as well as the Osteria Il Vinaio, in Via Camollia 167.
Finally, those who want to spend a nice lovers day doing shopping must know that the main destinations to reach to make excellent purchases at a good price are Via Banchi di Sopra, Via delle Terme, Via dei Montanini and Via di Città.
Shopping and romantic trips in the province of Siena
In province of Siena there are many destinations to reach to spend a nice February 14th in Tuscany.
Certainly, for their particularity and for their characteristic of having remained “crystallized in time”, two magnificent locations that could act as a splendid setting for Valentine’s day could be Monteriggioni and San Gimignano.
Monteriggioni that “of towers is crowned”, as Dante says in the 31st Canto of the Inferno, is just 25 minutes by car from Siena and it is a very peculiar town because it is completely surrounded by a massive city wall which takes on the shape of a crown.
The nearby town of San Gimignano is also characterized by a unique atmosphere; wandering around the characteristic alleys and the historic squares of this location it seems to be the protagonists of a journey back in time. San Gimignano is so unique that UNESCO in 1990 decided to declare it World Heritage Site.
In addition to the historic center of Siena and San Gimignano, in the province of Siena there are two other UNESCO World Heritage Sites. They are the Val d’Orcia, a picturesque area characterized by enchanting panoramas, and Pienza, the center of the Val d’Orcia itself which offers somewhat thematic itineraries with the anniversary of February 14th such as Via del Bacio and Via dell’Amore.
For couples who like to make excursions by car we also recommend two destinations for high fashion shopping at a great price. Both of these outlet stores are located in the province of Arezzo, 45/50 minutes from Siena; they are the Outlet Prada, located in Levanella, in the municipality of Montevarchi, and the Valdichiana Outlet Village, located in Foiano della Chiana.
Book a romantic February 14 in Siena
To experience a romantic Valentine’s Day in Tuscany in Siena, the hotel company Siena Inns offers all couples exclusive love refuges and elegant and comfortable facilities.
For a stay at the top of romance, the destination of choice is the Relais degli Angeli. This charming relais is located just 500 meters walk from Piazza del Campo and offers luxury suites inclusive of every comfort. The accommodations of this historic residence, for example, include polychromatic showers, showers for two people, whirlpools, antique furniture, frescoed ceilings and other delightful facilities that we leave to your discovery.
Another accommodation dedicated to the passionate desires and romantic expectations of all couples is the Love Room of the Hotel Italia. This room for lovers includes an intriguing Love Kit, Love biscuits, a bottle of Prosecco, Love Music compilation, love pillows and many other ideal amenities to spend one or more nights of pure and unforgettable romance. In addition to the Love Room, however, the Hotel Italia has various types of rooms and has the indisputable advantage of being within a quarter of an hour on foot from Piazza del Campo.
Another hotel to book right now for at least 5 reasons for Valentine’s Day is the Hotel Garden. This 4-star hotel, in fact, offers convenient parking for cars, a typical restaurant for candlelit dinners, a panoramic terrace overlooking Siena, a centuries-old park for walks hand in hand and rooms including every comfort.
Finally, all couples who love to stay in close contact with nature, could spend a happy Valentine’s Day in Siena by booking an apartment at the Agriturismo Villa Agostoli, a pleasant accommodation structure located in the green but distant only a few minutes drive from the city center. The structure is also absolutely suitable for couples who love the green lifestyle because it has an organic garden in which fruit and vegetables are grown and then offered to guests.