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Classic Siena Walking Tour
"This tour will start from the beautiful Basilica of St. Domenico where it is preserved the sacred relic of the head of St. Catherine.You will then continue to visit the city and its noble dwellings.Obligatory stop in Piazza del Campo with its amazing shell-shaped valve. It is renowned worldwide for its beauty and architectural integrity. The square is surrounded by Palazzo Pubblico and its Torre del Mangia and by Fonte Gaia at northwest. The square is also known as Palio square cause the historical horse race that is held here twice a year on July 2 and August 16.Then crossing medieval narrow streets you will visit the beautiful Duomo with its exterior constructed of white and greenish-black marble in alternating stripes
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Tuscany Wine Tasting and Food: Private Tour Siena and San Gimignano
"Travel through Italy on a full-day journey from Rome through the hills of Chianti to the cities of San Gimignano and Siena.Arriving in San Gimignano a Unesco World Heritage Site explore its charming medieval streets and sample the world-famous Vernaccia white wine visit a local winery for a Chianti tasting with local appetizers.Finally make your way to Siena for a lovely wander around the historic center of the city
From EUR240.00
 
Siena and San Gimignano Day Trip from Rome
"Your private driver will pick you up directly at your hotel around 7.30 am driving through Tuscany countryside. Within about 3 hours we will get to San Gimignano where you will have free time to walk around this medieval town characterized from its histo here you are admiring the best of the city like Siena Cathedral Piazza del campo Torre del Mangia ect.On Piazza del Duomo stands the Cathedral of Siena one of the best samples of Gothic art in Italy(12th-14th built) dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta.Piazza del Campo in Siena is the main public space of the historic center
From EUR800.00

More Local Customs in Siena

The only ghibelline remains in Siena

Ever since I saw the swallow-tail pinnacles on the walls surrounding Arsenale in Venezia, they fascinated me. Since history wasn’t my favourite at school, I had to catch up with a lot of matter...
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Trekki
Aug 12, 2013

Senius, son of Remus

Scattered around Siena are several statues raised on a column of a female wolf suckling two babies, an image considered the emblem of the city. It stems from a legend claiming that Siena was founded...
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MM212
Jul 26, 2012

Vivere Siena

What is town? In terms of definition town is densely populated area of considerable size. Should be place with abundant jobs, resonable living costs and plenty of fun things to do. So much about the...
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croisbeauty
Jun 27, 2012

"Donna alla finestra", by Pierluigi Olla

This unusual sculpture called "Donna alla finestra" (Woman at the window) can be seen in Via del Comune, which is part of Nobile Contrada del Bruco. The sculpture from 1995 is work of Sienese artist...
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croisbeauty
Jun 25, 2012

i Piccolomini

One of the most influential families in Siena in Mediaeval times, the Piccolomini have certainly left their mark on the city. They made their fortune through commerce with nearby city-states and...
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MM212
Jun 12, 2012

Odious merlons

Sienese people love their town and very proud of it, 99,99% of locals will tell you it's the most beautiful among all Italian cities. You should never tell in Siena that Florence is more beautiful, in...
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croisbeauty
Jan 29, 2012
 
 
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....and the winner is....Contrada de Torre

The winner of August Palio in 2005 was Contrada di Torre and that victory occured after long period of "dryness". No need to describe the rapture of contradioli which could be noticed on each face in...
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croisbeauty
Jan 29, 2012

Parcheggio abusivo II

On the pictures attached to this review there are five locations in the city centre of Siena and each and every single one of them is a must when visiting the town.Dear Mr. Mayor, Siena, as a town,...
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croisbeauty
Jan 28, 2012

Parcheggio abusivo I

It is out of question that such an passage-way, which obviously wasn't constructed "only yesterday", must be protected by the local tourist association. Is it use as an free and well protected parking...
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croisbeauty
Jan 28, 2012

Contrada dell'Onda

San Giuseppe was built in 1521, ordered by Fraternita dei Falegnami (brotherhood of joiners) but in 1786 it become the property of Contrada dell'Onda. It has brickwork facade while the interior in a...
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croisbeauty
Jan 28, 2012

Nobile Contrada del Bruco

The seat of this Contrada is in Via del Comune 44, which belongs to Terzo di Camollia. As all other Contradas it has its own church, built on the contributions by its members. The oratory dates back...
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croisbeauty
Jan 27, 2012

Contrada della Torre

The seat of Contrada della Torre is situated in Via Salicotto 103, which belongs to the Terzzo di San Martino. Torre is winner of Palio in 2005 and some pictures, you can see here, are taken during...
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croisbeauty
Jan 27, 2012

The nudity in Siena

I didn't see a lot of nudity in Italy but I assume that it is okay since I saw this flag shorts with a "male organ" picture. This "short flag" was placed in front of the store as if it's the flag of...
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joiwatani
Nov 12, 2011

Piazza del Campo

This wasn't siesta time or tired visitors who trying to rest in between two city tourings. It was late afternoon and the whole square filled with the African rhytms. I was lucky to be in Siena in a...
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Sep 20, 2011

Top Hotels in Siena

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Pian dei Mantellini 34, Siena, Tuscany, 53100, Italy
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Via Enea Silvio Piccolomini 7, Siena, Tuscany, 53100, Italy
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Via Paolo Mascagni 55, Siena, Tuscany, 53100, Italy
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Via Massetana 70, Siena, Tuscany, 53100, Italy
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Viale Cavour 67, Siena, Tuscany, 53100, Italy
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Via 24 Maggio, 10, Siena, Tuscany, 53100, Italy
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Top Things to Do in Siena

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Piazza del Campo

This huge main square in the centre of Siena's is probably most famed for its Palio - a crazy horse race that is run twice a year and brings crowds of thousands A popular area for sitting and...
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Palazzo Pubblico - Museo Civico

For most of us, the Palazzo Pubblico (City Hall) and its adjacent Torre del Mangia are little more than a spectacular backdrop to Siena's grand meeting place - the Piazza del Campo. These iconic...
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Historical Centre - Old Town

Excellent architecture - note the stunning window surrounds - and varieties of the styles that can be seen, buildings with towers and turrets, beautiful arches and eaves, the use of colour and ornate...
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Duomo - Cathedral

The Duomo di Siena or Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta (Dutch: Siena's Duomo, or Cathedral of Our Lady of Assumption) is the cathedral of Siena in Italy, whose façade was completed in 1380. The...
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Battistero di San Giovanni - Baptistry

The Battistero di San Giovanni is not a completely separate building as are those at Florence and Pisa, but located in a lower level of the cathedral - underneath the choir loft. Construction of the...
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Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

This museum of works of the church contains most of the originals of the precious art work in the church. The Duomo itself contains copies. Note that no photos are allowed in the museum therefore the...
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belgianchocolate

"A thousand shades of brown"
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Trekki

"Siena: a good place to learn Italian :-)"
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croisbeauty

"Siena is wonderful place"
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"Siena"
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Tijavi

"The true star of Tuscany"
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