Grand Hotel Continental is one of 36 hours in...Siena.

1. Grand Hotel Continental

Hotel · Via Banchi Di Sopra 85, Siena, Tuscany

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Special treat: Siena’s only five-star hotel (Via Banchi di Sopra 85; 0039 577 56011) has rooms with remarkable frescoese. Doubles from £171. Read a full review

Palazzo Ravizza is one of 36 hours in...Siena.

2. Palazzo Ravizza

Hotel · Piano dei Mantellini 34, Siena, Tuscany

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Mid-range: Palazzo Ravizza (0039 577 280462; is an easy walk from various sights. Front-facing rooms are larger, but the rear, garden-view rooms are more romantic. Doubles from £73.

Albergo Tre Donzelle is one of 36 hours in...Siena.

3. Albergo Tre Donzelle

Hotel · Vicolo Donzelle, Siena, Tuscany

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: On a budget: The Tre Donzelle (Vicolo Donzelle, off Via Cecco Angiolieri; 0039 577 280358; is basic, but its prices, and position seconds from the Campo.

Bar il Palio is one of 36 hours in...Siena.

4. Bar il Palio

Café · Piazza Del Campo, Siena, Tuscany

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Have an aperitif on the Campo. All the bars offer the same beautiful prospect, but locals favour Bar Il Palio (Piazza del Campo 47; 0039 577 282055).

Il Carroccio is one of 36 hours in...Siena.

5. Il Carroccio

Italian Restaurant ·

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Il Carraccio (Via Casato di Sotto 32; 0039 577 41165; closed Monday; mains from £5.60) is a simple, Slow Food-endorsed trattoria.

Piazza Salimbeni is one of 36 hours in...Siena.

6. Piazza Salimbeni

Plaza · Piazza Salimbeni, Siena, Tuscany

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: It’s tempting to head to the Campo for a cappuccino. Resist: you’ll be back there soon enough. Instead, make for Piazza Salimbeni, at the northern end of Banchi di Sopra, Siena’s main artery.

Primaziale di Santa Maria Assunta (Duomo) is one of 36 hours in...Siena.

7. Primaziale di Santa Maria Assunta (Duomo)

Church · Piazza del Duomo, Pisa, Tuscany

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Admire the exterior of the Duomo (0039 577 286300;; £2.40 or included in the price of an Opa Si Pass, £9.60).

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo is one of 36 hours in...Siena.

8. Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

History Museum · Piazza del Duomo, Pisa, Tuscany

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Visit the Museo dell’Opera, full of treasures from the cathedral, including the immense Maestà (1311) masterpiece of Duccio, Siena’s greatest painter.

Piazza del Campo is one of 36 hours in...Siena.

9. Piazza del Campo

Plaza · Piazza del Campo, Siena, Tuscany

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Piazza del Campo is Europe’s finest medieval square and is the scene of the Palio horse race, Italy’s most dramatic historical spectacle.

Osteria Le Logge is one of 36 hours in...Siena.

10. Osteria Le Logge

Italian Restaurant · Via del Porrione 33, Siena, Tuscany

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Osteria Le Logge (; closed Sunday; mains from £11.30), with creative takes on Tuscan classics. Booking is recommended. Specify the main dining room and don’t accept tables upstairs.

Museo Civico is one of 36 hours in...Siena.

11. Museo Civico

Art Museum · Via Niccolò Aggiunti 65, Sansepolcro, Tuscany

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: The Palazzo Pubblico has been Siena’s town hall for more than 600 years. Part of it houses the Museo Civico (; £6.50) which has two of Italy’s most significant paintings.

Ristorante Tullio ai Tre Cristi is one of 36 hours in...Siena.

12. Ristorante Tullio ai Tre Cristi

Italian Restaurant · Vicolo di Provenzano, 5, Siena, Tuscany

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: If you want to dress up for dinner, try Tre Cristi (Vicolo di Provenzano 1-7; 0039 577 280608;; closed Sunday; pastas from £9.70)

Antica Osteria da Divo is one of 36 hours in...Siena.

13. Antica Osteria da Divo

Italian Restaurant · Vicolo del Pozzo, Siena, Tuscany

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Make for Antica Osteria da Divo ( 0039 577 286054; mains from £16; closed Tuesday), part of which occupies caves from the ancient Etruscan era.

pinacoteca nazionale is one of 36 hours in...Siena.

14. pinacoteca nazionale

Art Museum · Siena, Tosc.

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: The Pinacoteca Nazionale (0039 577 281161; pinacoteca; £3.20), an exhaustive collection of Sienese paintings from the 12th century onwards.

Santa Maria della Scala is one of 36 hours in...Siena.

15. Santa Maria della Scala

Church · Piazza del Duomo 1, Siena, Tuscany

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: The Santa Maria Scala (0039 577 534571;; £4.80) is a vast art-filled building which, until 1995, was Siena’s main hospital for 800 years.