This is the Spedale Santa Maria della Scala , built on the foundations of a pre-existing medieval church. Built in the 13th ... More
This is the Spedale Santa Maria della Scala , built on the foundations of a pre-existing medieval church. Built in the 13th Century, it has a typical, Gothic interior and was renovated in the 15th Century, preserving a bronze statue on the main altar showing the Revival of Christ by Vecchietta in 1476, inspired by the school of Donatello. There is one nave with an elevated presbytery.
The Palio Horse Race is an annual event that commemorates the miraculous appearance of The Virgin Mary near the houses
of Provenzano Salvani. The first Palio, run in 1656 was called the "Madonna di Provenzano". There are two bareback ...
This is really the heart and soul of the city, where everything happened and continues to happen. The magnificent architecture
of the square, architecture that has been decorated and modified, but never altered in nature over the centuries, has ...
This was the house where St. Catherine of Siena actually lived. She was born as Catherine Benincasa in the building,
although the space around it was not originally part of the property; that has been acquired with the rise ...