If Piazza del Campo is Siena's heart (and in some ways, also its stomach), Piazza del Duomo, a short distance away, is ... More
Piazza del Duomo
If Piazza del Campo is Siena's heart (and in some ways, also its stomach), Piazza del Duomo, a short distance away, is its brain, as the buildings that overlook it are dedicated to knowledge. Examples include the Spedale Santa Maria della Scala and, of course, the Duomo. One reaches the Duomo from the square by ascending a flight of steps that are almost a religious ritual in themselves. It is a truly beautiful place to enjoy the sunset.
The very noble Piazza dei Signori is the heart of Verona. Its perimeter is surrounded by historical buildings, which accentuate
the important role the place has played in the city's politico administrative spheres. On the piazza we find the ...
The Loggia dates from the early 15th Century and is a perfect example of the transition from late Gothic to
Renaissance architecture. Sano di Matteo was responsible for the original design and the upper floors were added much later. ...
Standing in a large green expanse, Piazza del Duomo houses a group of monuments known the world over. These four
masterpieces of medieval architecture the cathedral, the baptistry, the campanile (the 'Leaning Tower') and the cemetery had ...