Historic Centre of Siena
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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 93%Local Culture
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- 55%Adventure Travelers
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- Historic Centre of Siena
- Historic Centre of SienaFeb 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 !Recommended for:
- Historic Centre of SienaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 5Sep 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.
- Historic Centre of SienaMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory BuffsArt & Design LoversMar 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).