Where is Siena?

Where is Siena?

Siena is a historic city located in the region of Tuscany in central Italy. It is situated about 70 kilometers (43 miles) south of Florence, the capital of Tuscany, and approximately 230 kilometers (143 miles) north of Rome, Italy’s capital. Siena is nestled among the picturesque rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, surrounded by olive…

How to reach Siena

How to reach Siena

Siena can be accessed by car, bus, and train, with connections from the main Italian cities. Locally, Siena is served by a public transportation service that connects the city to the primary towns of the province, by bus and train. The nearest airports are in Pisa, Florence, Bologna, Rome. Below are the links to the…

Living Cost

Living Cost

DISCLAIMER: The University of Siena is not responsible for the information provided on this page, which is intended solely to assist students in better understanding the cost of living. Siena is a smaller city compared to some of the other major cities in Italy, like Rome, Milan and living costs tend to be lower. Furthermore,…

Is proficiency in Italian required?

Is proficiency in Italian required?

If the program you’ve been admitted to is conducted in English, there’s no need for proficiency in Italian. For programs taught in Italian, however, fluency in the language is essential (Italian proficiency minimum level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – CEFR). Further specific language requirements for each degree program can…

Healthcare Insurance

Healthcare Insurance

DISCLAIMER: For detailed and up-to-date information on the Italian healthcare system, students are advised to refer to the designated authorities. The University of Siena does not bear responsibility for the information provided on this page, which is intended merely to give students a preliminary overview of healthcare services. Non-EU Students Non-EU Students must have comprehensive…

Accommodation

Accommodation

Students in Siena find accommodation through private rentals or through student housing managed by the Azienda Regionale per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario (DSU Toscana), that is the regional public agency for university students aid in Tuscany. Each student must evaluate various factors independently when deciding on accommodation. These considerations encompass the location of the…

Residence Permit

Residence Permit

For detailed and up-to-date information on national immigration procedures, students are advised to refer to the designated authorities. The University of Siena does not bear responsibility for the information provided on this page, which is intended merely to give students a preliminary overview of entry procedures into Italy. EU Students EU students planning to stay…

Italian Tax Code (Codice Fiscale)

Italian Tax Code (Codice Fiscale)

The Italian Tax Code (Codice Fiscale), is a unique alphanumeric identifier that enables Italian authorities to recognize individuals for different administrative processes. It is a crucial requirement for signing contracts in Italy, opening bank accounts, and accessing numerous public services, including healthcare. During the admission process, an official tax code is not required. For those…

Is Siena a safe city?

Is Siena a safe city?

Siena is generally considered a safe city for residents and visitors alike. It is a welcoming city, with a lower crime rate compared to larger Italian cities like Rome or Milan. As with any urban area, it is important to take standard safety precautions, such as being aware of your surroundings, avoiding poorly lit or…

Fun and Culture

Fun and Culture

Siena, a jewel in the heart of Tuscany, offers a rich tapestry of cultural and entertaining experiences. Its UNESCO World Heritage historic center is a labyrinth of medieval streets, adorned with grand palazzos and charming piazzas. For younger enthusiasts, the city boasts a lively nightlife scene with trendy bars, clubs, and live music venues that…

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