The Tuscan wine School&Bar is situated in Siena's old town, just paces from the city's cathedral, in the neighborhood of the Pantera or Panther. We offer many short activities and tastings for those interested in gaining a deeper appreciation and knowledge on Tuscan wines.
As well as our daily classes and tours, we also offer a comfortable space to come and enjoy a glass of wine or two from a great selection of local, traditional and innovative Tuscan wines, accompanied by tasty bites of local food...
The Tuscan Wine School classroom is located in an old palazzo in the very most historical part of Siena, in Via Stalloreggi 26 - see our map, just a few minutes walk from the famous Piazza del Campo and the Duomo. We are in the "Contrada della Pantera" (the Panther Neighborhood) of Siena, in fact, we are located just in front of the Panther Fountain. So if you are staying in Siena, you can easily walk to our location.
Coming from Florence?
If you are staying in a different part of Tuscany, Siena is an easy bus-ride from for example Florence SMN train station is where the busses also depart (the "rapida" blue bus from the train station takes around an hour) Click here to see the SITA bus time table. You could also simply take the train, even if the train station in Siena is slightly at the outskirts of town so you would have to hike a bit or take a bus or a cab.
If you are driving, PLEASE give yourself lots of extra time! We can't seem to stress this enough. Following the number of the times when people have been late or not come at all because they ended up circling Siena endlessly, not finding a parking or simply getting lost walking from the parking to our school (which is by the Duomo area).
Having warned you sufficiently, we hope, here's our parking advice: The closest parking to us is "Duomo" or just outside the Porta San Marco, or in front of the Hotel Athena. Parking in Siena costs around 1-2 euros an hour so make sure to have some coins change with you.
If you are driving on the highway to Siena, get off at the "Siena Ovest" exit and at the very first roundabout head up the hill to the San Marco gate (there's signing). Just inside the gate to the left is the "Duomo" parking. Should it be full, continue towards the Hotel Athena and park somewhere around there, or should that be full then park in non-residential parking spots outside the San Marco gate.
We look forward to welcoming you on one of out wine tasting classes in Siena.