The valuable historic center of Siena is the medieval heart of this ancient city as well as being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is in this context that exclusive guests will discover a magnificent palace of the seventeenth century: the Grand Hotel Continental. The boutique hotel is on par with the best Renaissance architecture, with its magnificent rooms decorated with original frescoes and works of art of inestimable value and the valuable antiques. It was built in the seventeenth century as a noble residence. This magnificent building, also known as Palazzo Gori Pannilini, was originally built on the initiative of Pope Alexander VII, a member of the powerful family of Chigi, as a wedding gift for his niece Olimpia and boyfriend Giulio de 'Gori.
In Restaurant SaporDivino, expression of Italian cuisine, you can enjoy, appreciate and recognize the unmistakable signature style of chef Luca Ciaffarafà elaborating Tuscan cuisine. Although belief fostered local produce, Luke interprets traditional Tuscan cuisine in a very personal, presenting a menu that tells the inspiring gastronomic history of the region, ancient and modern at the same time. In addition to a tempting menu based on seasonal produce, the restaurant offers its diners historical environments and sophisticated. A charming courtyard with its characteristic glass dome has transformed the restaurant SaporDivino into a meeting place for both residents and hotel guests.
Weddings of the nobility, meetings between heads of state, meetings between famous people: the Ballroom has hosted many important events in the long history of Siena. Any event organized in this magnificent hall, enriched by sophisticated trompe l'oeil of the sixteenth century, splendid chandeliers in Murano glass and marble floors, will have a unique charm. The living room has a maximum capacity of 100 people (theater).