Siena area for 4 days at New Years

We will arrive in Siena December 30th and will use that as our home base for the next 4 days. We plan to visit Orvieto, what else do you recommend? Where should we ring in the New Year at? We will not have a car. Any restaurant recommendations?

Posted by David
Florence, AL, USA
1960 posts

By all means, rent a car and see the rest of Tuscany if the weather's okay. Many other hill towns are not to be missed, and it's just too difficult without a car. You can turn a rental car back in at Orvieto usually without any drop off fees. And by the way, Orvieto is fabulous. I wish we'd spent another day there. There are many sights 10-20 miles west of there. Their Hertz office is 75 yards from the train station.

Posted by Zoe
Toledo, Ohio, US
2432 posts

Suzy, Siena is well-connected by bus or rail with several interesting places. You can easily get to Assisi, Cortona, Arezzo, without renting a car. As an example, Siena to Arezzo is about 1.5 hours by bus. Don't know about ringing in the New Year, but the Campo in Siena is probably a good bet, there's usually a concert.