Location of B & B IRIS in Siena
B & B Iris is located in Viale Camillo Benso Cavour 134 Siena.
( Latitude 43.3312283 Longitude 11.316956 )
Located near the historic centre, within walking distance of the Antiporto Camollia (first Sienese bastion encountered by the historic rival, Florence), B & B Iris is situated in one of the most strategic spots of Siena.
Resting on one of the main streets of Siena, the Bed and Bed Iris is located in the vicinity of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, taverns, wine bars, pizzerias, theatres and pubs.
Within walking distance from the train station and the University for Foreigners (Piazza Carlo Rosselli), well connected to the nearby hospital of Siena “Policlinico Le Scotte”, near the main Senese sports centres (Arena Mens Sana and the football stadium Artemio Franchi) and the locations of the Novartis-Glaxo, Banca Monte dei Paschi, well connected to the nearby clinic Rugani, a stone’s throw from Caserma Bandini and the Education Office of Siena (both located in Piazza G. Amendola), thanks to the vicinity of municipal free parking space, the flawless connections with public transport, as well as the location outside the restricted traffic area of Siena, makes this facility is easily accessible
From B & B Iris within easy reach are the towns of Florence, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti (starting point of the bike race called the “Eroica”), Colle Val d’Elsa, Poggibonsi , the Chianti hills, as well as the Val d’Orcia (Pienza, Bagno Vignoni) and the Crete Senesi (among which we must mention San Giovanni D’Asso home to the white truffles), Montepulciano and Montalcino (site of vineyards that produce the fine wine of Siena), but also many other attractions that make Tuscany one of the most beautiful regions in Italy.
How to reach B & B IRIS
A pleasant stroll connects our hotel to the historic centre of Siena (in a few minutes you’ll find yourself immersed in the picturesque streets of Siena and in the beautiful districts of the Tuscan city).
In particular, it takes about five minutes from Porta Camollia (early historical centre), about 15 minutes from Piazza Gramsci (city bus station) which is adjacent to the football stadium of Siena (named Artemio Franchi), about 25 minutes from Piazza del Campo (where the famous Palio takes place), the Public Palace, the Tower of Mangia and the Siena Cathedral.
Set in the same building as the eye clinic of the renowned Prof. Aldo Caporossi, it is only few minutes walk (not more than five) from the sports arena of the Mens Sana, from the headquarters and offices of Novartis and Glaxo-of Banca Monte dei Paschi, the Barracks Bandini and Superintendency of Education of Siena (sites in Piazza G. Amendola).
The Siena train station and the University for Foreigners of Siena (sites in Piazza Carlo Rosselli) are both less than ten minutes away thanks to the mechanized lift near the Antiporto Camollia.
Being located just outside the old town and outside the restricted traffic area of Siena, the B & B Iris is easily accessible by car and, what’s more, it is located in an area well served by free municipal car parking. Upon request and payment you can use the parking lots in the covered garage.
- Arriving from the NORTH: if arriving from Highway A1 you should exit at Firenze Impruneta and take the route Firenze-Siena towards Siena.
- Arriving from the SOUTH: if arriving from Highway A1 you should exit at Valdichiana and take the route Bettolle-Siena towards Siena.
- Arriving from the SEA: if coming from Grosseto you must take the SS 223 towards Siena.
Once on the ring road of Siena it is best to take the exit Siena Nord and continue towards the centre towards Porta Camollia; you will enter first Via Fiorentina and then Viale Camillo Benso Cavour (our property is at number 134).
By car in less than five minutes you can reach the hospital “Policlinico Le Scotte” of Siena and in less than ten minutes the Rugani clinic.
The Siena railway station is located outside the historic centre in Piazza Carlo Rosselli, near the B & B Iris. From the train station, our facility is easily accessible on foot in less than ten minutes by using the mechanized lift near the Antiporto Camollia.
You can also reach us by bus, car or taxi in less than five minutes.
As it is located in a strategic area of Siena and well connected by public transport, the B & B Iris is perfectly served by city and suburban buses.
Our B & B can be reached in just a few minutes from the city centre (just take the bus from the city bus terminal in Piazza Gramsci).
Moreover, from the Railway Station (located in Piazza Carlo Rosselli) you can take the city buses headed for avenue Cavour 134: in less than five minutes you will be in our facility.
Excellent and very frequent is the link with the nearby hospital “Policlinico The Sheets” (it takes less than 10 minutes to arrive at our B & B). The bus stop is located next to the main entrance of our tourist accommodation.
The airport of Siena is located at Ampugnano-Sovicille (SI), about ten kilometers from the city centre of Siena. The most important airports are located near Siena, Pisa, Florence, Rome and Bologna.
From these airports, means of transportation to Siena and then to the B & B Iris, can be bus, train or taxi.
A few steps from Porta Camollia…
Porta Camollia, one of the ancient accesses in the walls of Siena, is known for having been for centuries the main entrance coming from Florence. It is located at the end of Via Camollia, in the territory of the Contrada Sovrana dell’Istrice.
According to some reconstructions, in the eighth century BC Romulus, the founder of Rome, sent the leader Camulio to take the grandchildren Aschio and Senio prisoners.
Here Camulio built his camp and that is why this site was given his name and passed down through the centuries. Porta Camollia has always had a certain importance in history because it faces the city of Florence. On the outer arch is an inscription dating back to the entrance of Ferdinand I de’ Medici in Siena: “Cor magis tibi Sena pandit” [“Siena opens for you a bigger heart” (than the door you’re going through)].
Hence, a vacation in our B & B in Siena contributes to an experience steeped in history and rooted (and intact) in the Contrada traditions of the city of the Palio; it also offers the opportunity to sample and taste the special cuisine of Siena: in the immediate vicinity of our facility are in fact located many taverns and restaurants where you can taste local dishes. Walking through the narrow streets of the old town, just across the Porta Camollia, it is ultimately possible to come across charming medieval taverns or the Enoteca Italiana of Siena (located in the Medici fortress).
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