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  • Historic Centre of SienaPro 2014
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    Siena brings to mind the reality of the idea of the Medieval City stuck in time. When I walked around the Siena Piazza del Campo (the most important town square in Siena) I felt transported back to a bygone era. I felt that throughout Italia, but particularly so in beautiful Siena.

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    The gothic buildings were amazing, as was the fact that there weren't any cars to get run over by! The centre is so picturesque. We loved it.

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    Great jumping off point to see the rest of the city, as the main streets all converge in the main square. Great shops and restaurants.

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    Gorgeous historic district with unusual architecture and one of the nicest piazzas I have ever seen. Only draw back is the hoards of visitors.

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    Siena is a 45 minute drive from Il Poggiolo, through beautiful Tuscan countryside, fields of sunflowers, vineyards and olive groves. The historic center is small, with limited access for cars, but there are parking garages located outside each city gate, with only a 5-10 minute walk through the medieval streets to the Piazza del Campo, shaped like a scallop shell !

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    When people imagine Tuscan cities they probably imagine views of Siena. The historic center is an absolute gem.

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    Siena's main attraction for me has been the central square Palio. The city is big and its buildings feel higher than most other cities in Tuscany. Even after several visits it does not feel as inviting and cozy as other cities of area. Great opportunities for shopping abound near the Palio.

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    On arrival in Siena, go at once to the Piazza dal Campo; it has the form of a scallop-shell; eleven streets converge on it; it is dominated by the greatest Gothic building in Tuscany, the Palazzo Pubblico (1309) in stone and brick and the slim Torre del Mangia, the Mangia Tower (1348).

    Here architecture, sculpture and painting call the visitor’s attention, but there are three masterpieces here. These are the Maesta (1315) and the richly imaginative Portrait of Guidoriccio do Fogliano (1328) by Simone Martini, and the largest cycle of paintings on a profane subject in the Middle Ages, Good Governance by Ambrogio Lorenzetti (1339).

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    One of the most beautiful plazas in the world. Amazing old buildings, cool tower, great food, friendly people, all in all a great place to visit. Really enjoyed it here.

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    Siena is a beauitful, historic town well worth visiting, anytime

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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. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.

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