This has been an ongoing work par excellence. It was begun at the start of the 14th Century but additions have been made ... More
This has been an ongoing work par excellence. It was begun at the start of the 14th Century but additions have been made almost up until the present day. In addition, while some parts were being added, others were being restored. It is therefore a miracle that the unique Gothic lines of the stone and brick building have not been lost in the process. The Civic Museum inside holds the "Majesty" by Simone Martini. The Sala della Pace (Room of Peace) is the location of the "Allegory of Government" by Ambrogio Lorenzetti which is the largest non-religious pictorial cycle from all of the Middle Ages. This cycle alone would merit a visit, even if there were nothing to see but thankfully there is much more on offer. The visiting hours vary seasonally, please check the website for exact timings.
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. ...
Another of the Irish pub chain, or at least what Italians think an Irish pub is like. Regardless, it is
popular with students, the beer is good and the furnishings are in wood. Thus, you can make believe you ...
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 ...
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