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  • Historic Centre of SienaPro 2014
    Bailey Klentzman
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    5 Apr 22, 2014

    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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  • Historic Centre of SienaPro 2014
    Lauren Baker
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    5 Dec 31, 2013

    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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  • Historic Centre of SienaPro 2014
    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    4 Nov 05, 2013

    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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  • Historic Centre of Siena
    Sara
    5 Feb 07, 2014

    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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    Fiore
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    5 Jan 14, 2014
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    Natalia Gomes
    5 Jun 26, 2014
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    Daniel Mason-D'Croz
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    5 Nov 12, 2013

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

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  • Historic Centre of Siena
    Hannu Kokko
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    3 Sep 30, 2012

    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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  • Historic Centre of SienaPro 2014
    Laurel W
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    3 Mar 10, 2014

    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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  • Historic Centre of Siena
    Luke Hornof
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    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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    Grazia C
    5 Nov 04, 2013

    History Buffs

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    5 Jun 16, 2013
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    5 Jun 03, 2013
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    5 May 20, 2013
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    Phillipa Cook
    5 Jul 05, 2012

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

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    Piero Mennini
    5 Jun 28, 2012
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    5 Apr 26, 2012
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4.5 out of 5
31 member's reviews
234 people visited Historic Centre of Siena

Description

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, ... read more
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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