Siena, as a historical and cultural center, tends toward quieter activities in the evenings. Long after-dinner walks are something of a tradition here, and most people simply stroll about or gather at cafes at night. However, Siena is also a major tourist attraction and a college town, so venues for more exciting entertainment are always available.

With the Accademia Musicale Chigiana and the Siena Jazz School, a good concert is never far away. Plazas in the city often host live performers, especially during the summer, when there is a music festival of more than thirty concerts held at various public gathering places. Even in the winter, there is plenty of music to be found at small classical or jazz concerts held indoors.

A few disco bars are scattered throughout the city, including Barone Rosso, Il Bombo, and Sabroso Disco Dancing. There are also many late-night pubs open until 2am or later. The Al Cambio caters to a college crowd and often has live rock. For cocktails, try Caffe del Corso, which features a dance floor. The Dublin Post is also highly recommended for the antipasti it offers with its drinks.

During the Palio season (July and August), ask the tourism center about the festa held by different contrade (neighborhood) each week to celebrate Siena’s famous horse race.