Siena is located in Tuscany an hour and a half drive south of Florence. The university sits in the hear t of Siena a UNESCO world heritage site. Siena has a temperate climate so extremes of temperature are normally avoided but it can feel quite hot and humid at the height of summer. The university itself is at the heart of the city and has a real community feel. The University runs a buddy system to help students settle in and get to meet other students. The number of places in student halls is limited so be prepared to look off campus for accommodation and begin the process as soon as possible.