Siena is the embodiment of a medieval city. Its inhabitants pursued their rivalry with Florence right into the area of urban ... More
Historic Centre of Siena
Siena is the embodiment of a medieval city. Its inhabitants pursued their rivalry with Florence right into the area of urban planning. Throughout the centuries, they preserved their city's Gothic appearance, acquired between the 12th and 15th centuries. During this period the work of Duccio, the Lorenzetti brothers and Simone Martini was to influence the course of Italian and, more broadly, European art. The whole city of Siena, built around the Piazza del Campo, was devised as a work of art that blends into the surrounding landscape.
I stayed about a week in Siena and was delighted with everything about the place. El Campo (the main piazza) is a wonderful place with the tall bell tower and the Fountain of Joy. Be sure to visit this area in the evening as well as it really comes alive with the locals and is beautiful as the sun goes down flooding the area with that heavenly Tuscan light. The Duomo was spectacular! Every place I ate was wonderful with great food and service but my favorite was Il Campino near Quiet Villa where I stayed. Take in the market on Wednesday mornings. It is well worth the short bus ride south a few miles to the little hilltop village of Montalcino. Touristy shops abound in Siena but with patience and an adventurous spirit one can find lots of shops specializing in handmade Tuscan crafts. Siena is spectacular! You HAVE to see it to fully appreciate it.
I love the place really amazing. Been there 1 day before they celebrate the palio a lot of confusion and tourists too. But it's an extraordinary place to visit and alot of nice things to see while walking.
Fountains were particularly valued in fortified cities in the Middle Ages as were all things that aided survival during that
period of war and bloodshed. The Branda fountain is certainly the oldest (late 12th Century); it is so old ...
Area: historic centre This elegant 19th century building is located on Florence's designer shopping street, about 5 minutes walk from
the Uffizi Gallery. The hotel overlooks Palazzo Strozzi, set in the heart of Florence, about 5 minutes from Ponte ...
In the residential area of Careggi, few minutes from the historical and commercial centre of Florence Near rail station. Hotel
Details:Laundry/ Dry Cleaning Service. Multi lingual Staff. Pets Allowed. Common Area High speed Access. Smoke Alarm in Rooms. Photocopy ...
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