by Jacopo Carlesi
A winter “packet”
In summer Siena is without doubt one of the places most visited by tourists thanks to the Palio, the Contrada festivals and the various summer events. Notwithstanding this, even in winter the beautiful medieval city can give unexpected emotions and moods. There is a particular charm in visiting the monuments, palaces and churches without the queues, being free to move around in peace, in full admiration and wonder, amongst the masterpieces of art. This is possible with Hotel Athena offering a special packet “Arte & Sapori” (Art & Tastes) (two or three nights) to discover all the museum complex of the Duomo with the Opa Si Pass ticket valid for 3 days including entrance to the Duomo and Battistero, the Crypt, the Piccolomini Library, “Museo dell’Opera”, “Porta del Cielo” at the Duomo and the Oratory of San Bernardino. Moreover, it includes a delicious dinner, sampling Tuscan specialities enriched with local wines, at “Mangia” the hotel’s restaurant. The hotel is less than 10 minutes away on foot from the Duomo and in the historic centre of Siena having the convenience of a private car park guaranteed for all guests.
Bring the year to an unforgettable and sparkling end by celebrating midnight in the splendid Piazza del Campo: during the festivities, Hotel Athena offers an exclusive packet of 4 nights with the New Year’s Eve night completely free of charge. There is a vast choice both for the day of arrival and the kind of room making this packet dynamic and customized. An ideal solution also for families.
If, on the other hand, you love sports and cycling you cannot miss the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche on 10th March 2019. Now reaching its 12th edition, it is the most southern European Classica del Nord race. A competition that reaches significant numbers every year and has gained relative importance not only on a national level but mostly international. Departure and arrival in Siena following a circular itinerary of 184km crossing the most beautiful Tuscan landscapes. On this occasion, for all athletes and supporters who wish to take part in this event, Hotel Athena has created a packet of 2 or 3 nights also including the essential late check-out on the Sunday of the race as well as the garage for the bikes and a buffet breakfast with the richest of choices for all kinds of needs.
Therefore, the next will be a winter to wrap up in a packet, where all guests can find their own dimensions, their perfect room, cultivate their interests in Siena pampered by the staff at hotel Athena.