When a pope is mentioned in Siena, seven times out ten it will be Pope Pius II Piccolomini. This building, Logge del Papa, ... More
Logge del Papa
When a pope is mentioned in Siena, seven times out ten it will be Pope Pius II Piccolomini. This building, Logge del Papa, was built in the second half of the 15th Century by Antonio Federighi and was offered to the pope and his family. The façade has three wide arches over Corinthian columns. Unfortunately it has been under restoration for many years.
In 1099 Pope Pasquale II had a chapel erected in honor of the Madonna to commemorate the victory of the
crusaders who had liberated the Holy Sepulchre. Two hundred years later, Pope Gregory IX enlarged this Santa Maria del ...
During the Middle Ages, Piazza del Popolo formed the main entrance to the city for pilgrims and travelers arriving on
the Via Flaminia (from the north). It was only when Pope Sixtus V placed the Egyptian obelisk of Ramses ...
This fountain is in the middle of Piazza del Nettuno, between Palazzo Re Enzo and the Palazzo Comunale . It
was built following the urban renovation project planned by the Legato Pontificio Pierdonato Cesi and commissioned by Pope Pious ...