Province of Siena

Coordinates: 43°20′N 11°20′E / 43.333°N 11.333°E / 43.333; 11.333
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Province of Siena
Palazzo Reale, the provincial seat
Palazzo Reale, the provincial seat
Coat of arms of Province of Siena
Map highlighting the location of the province of Siena in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Siena in Italy
Country Italy
 • PresidentDavid Bussagli (PD)
 • Total3,821 km2 (1,475 sq mi)
 (30 June 2016)
 • Total268,660
 • Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
 • Total€8.196 billion (2015)
 • Per capita€30,374 (2015)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
53010-53015, 53017-53025, 53027,
53030-53031, 53034-53037, 53040-53043,
53045, 53047-53049, 53100
Telephone prefix0577, 0578
Vehicle registrationSI

The province of Siena (Italian: provincia di Siena, Italian: [proˈvintʃa di ˈsjɛːna]) is a province in the Tuscany region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Siena.


The province is divided into seven historical areas:

The area is a hilly one: in the north is Colline del Chianti; Monte Amiata is the highest point at 1,738 metres (5,702 ft); and in the south is Monte Cetona. To the west are the Colline Metallifere (lit.'Metalliferous Hills'), whilst the Valdichiana lies to east.

Historically, the province corresponds to the northeastern portion of the former Republic of Siena.

The chief occupations are agricultural (wheat, grapes and fruit) and silk culture. The wine known as Chianti is produced here as well as in other parts of Tuscany: the Chianti Colli Senesi, however, is limited to this province.

Apart from the city of Siena the principal towns are Poggibonsi, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Montepulciano, Chiusi, and San Gimignano.

Val d'Orcia with Monte Amiata, view to the west from La Foce


San Galgano Abbey in Chiusdino is a main attraction in the province.

There are 35 comuni (sg.: comune) in the province.

Here is a list of comuni (municipalities) by population, as of 2015:

Comune Population
Siena 53,893
Poggibonsi 29,634
Colle di Val d'Elsa 21,314
Montepulciano 13,883
Sinalunga 12,482
Chiusi 8,826

This is the complete list of comuni in the province of Siena:


The Province of Siena is an administrative body of intermediate level between a municipality (comune) and Lombardy region.

The three main functions devolved to the province of Siena are:

  • local planning and zoning;
  • provision of local police and fire services;
  • transportation regulation (car registration, maintenance of local roads, etc.).

As an administrative institution, the province of Siena has its own elected bodies. From 1945 to 1995 the President of the province of Siena was chosen by the members of the Provincial Council, elected every five years by citizens. From 1995 to 2014, under provisions of the 1993 local administration reform, the President of the Province was chosen by popular election, originally every four, then every five years.

On 3 April 2014, the Italian Chamber of Deputies gave its final approval to the Law n.56/2014 which involves the transformation of the Italian provinces into "institutional bodies of second level". According to the 2014 reform, each province is headed by a President (or Commissioner) assisted by a legislative body, the Provincial Council, and an executive body, the Provincial Executive. President (Commissioner) and members of Council are elected together by mayors and city councilors of each municipality of the province respectively every four and two years. The Executive is chaired by the President (Commissioner) who appoint others members, called assessori. Since 2015, the President (Commissioner) and other members of the Council do not receive a salary.[2]

In each province, there is also a Prefect (prefetto), a representative of the central government who heads an agency called prefettura-ufficio territoriale del governo. The Questor (questore) is the head of State's Police (Polizia di Stato) in the province and his office is called questura. There is also a province's police force depending from local government, called provincial police (polizia provinciale).

List of presidents of the province of Siena[edit]

  President Term start Term end Party
Giordano Chechi 12 July 1985 15 July 1990 PCI
Alessandro Starnini 18 July 1990 24 April 1995 PDS
24 April 1995 14 June 1999
Fabio Ceccherini 14 June 1999 14 June 2004 DS
14 June 2004 8 June 2009
Simone Bezzini 8 June 2009 12 October 2014 PD
Fabrizio Nepi 12 October 2014 31 October 2018 PD
Silvio Franceschelli 31 October 2018 23 October 2022 PD
David Bussagli 23 October 2022 Incumbent PD


  1. ^ Regions and Cities > Regional Statistics > Regional Economy > Regional Gross Domestic Product (Small regions TL3), OECD.Stats. Accessed on 16 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Le elezioni". 25 November 2016.

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