This run explores the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site of Siena, known for its cuisine, medieval cityscape, and twice-annual Palio horse races. The narrow brick streets of Siena are ideal for running and sightseeing — around each corner, wonderful views and architectural gems await. Siena is nestled at the intersection of three hills, so this route is somewhat hilly, but the climbs are generally short and suited to runners of all abilities. If you’d like to have an in-person guided running experience in Siena, we highly recommend our friends at Go! Running Tours.
The route starts out in the center of the city, passing the Santa Catarina Church, Olla Federica, and the Palazzo del Magnifico. From here, it bends south towards Porta San Marco, around the botanical gardens, and west towards a couple musuems. After this, it loops back through the city center, by the University and the Metropolitan Opera, before returning to the start via the beautiful public gardens.
Dive into the ancient culture and history of Siena while running with an expert guide and architect!
- 9.6 km (6 miles)
- 162 meters (532 feet)
- Costa dell’Incrociata
- Stazione Ferroviaria Siena