Recipient of the 2015 European Garden Award, Il Bosco della Ragnaia is San Giovanni d'Asso's quiet portal into a clandestine world. Lined with verdant shrubs, the park is covered in a carpet of dried leaves that casts a hauntingly beautiful glow over the place. It looks at its vibrant best during warmer months, while winters beckon you to appreciate the garden's charm through an intense haze. The place is marked with fascinating sculptures, and there are seating spaces peppered across. Water features and interesting stone arrangements add to the garden's charm while kindling your curiosity about its intriguing past.
The Orti dei Tolomei, or the Tolomei 'Vegetable Gardens,' can be accessed from Via P. A. Mattioli. There are benches for a rest, or to stop and enjoy the view of the surrounding valley and hills, the tower, and the basilica. Its location above the city grants the visitor an eyeful.
Although the Orto Botanico dell'Università di Siena is managed by the University of Siena, it is located at another street. Tracing its history back to the year 1588, this garden found patronage under the Duke of Siena who encouraged the growing of exotic herbs and unusual plants. Within some years, the collection surpassed over a 1000 species which were arranged in flowerbeds based on country of origin. This garden is open daily and entrance is free.
San Raimondo is a Roman Catholic cathedral built in the Baroque style of architecture in Sienna. The church was commissioned in the late 16th century and underwent some reconstruction work over the years. The white-marble facade of the church is a sight to behold and one of the most stunning features of the church. The Baroque interior has beautiful carvings and statues in marble and bronze. There are also a number of valuable paintings and other awe-inspiring works of art.