The Experience

The only 5-Star Luxury hotel within the old walls of the city of Siena is the Grand Hotel Continental, an architectural jewel of exclusive luxury in the medieval heart of this ancient city.

History and art are an integral part of this magnificent 17th century building, also known as Palazzo Gori Pannilini, a wedding gift from Pope Alexander VII, a member of the powerful Chigi family, to his niece Olimpia.  The frescoes are grandiose, the furniture priceless, the marble refined and the atmosphere is so romantic that throughout the centuries it has won over the hearts of a truly élite clientele.  Young aristocrats came here in the 1800s, as did Queen Margaret of Savoy, German statesman Horst Köhler, not to mention such modern celebrities as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dario Fo, Mario Botta, Andrea Bocelli and Daniel Craig.


It will only take one night at the Grand Hotel Continental for you to be won over by the centuries of history, art and luxury that grace it.
The hotel’s guest rooms and suites are the fruit of talented artists, craftsmen and interior designers who, over time, have embellished these spaces with frescoes, precious paintings, mirrors framed with inlaid silver, priceless silk, Chinese porcelain lamps and marble and travertine bathrooms. All of this just so that you can bask in the timeless glow of our hospitality.


Celebrate your wedding in a Palazzo.
If you would like to make your wedding truly memorable, then celebrate it in grand style at the very romantic Grand Hotel Continental in the heart of medieval Siena.  The ceremony itself can take place in the private chapel of Palazzo Bindi Sergardi and the celebration that follows can be enjoyed by all in the romantic surroundings of the Salone delle Feste. Our highly trained professional staff will be on hand to help you craft every detail of your special day. Guests Receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • A complimentary lunch or dinner for up to two people per room
    • once during stay, excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuities
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability


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