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Siena Trip Through the Countryside
"After our meeting at the departure point at either 10 am or 3 pm you will head to Piazza del Campo. From there you will walk through the old Ghetto the Tower District Contrada della Torre and through little alleys and then reach the Basilica dei Servi from where you can enjoy an amazing view of the old town.Your next stop is Orto dei Pecci; a pleasant and easily accessible garden
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Siena Trip Through the Countryside
"After our meeting at the departure point at either 10 am or 3 pm you will head to Piazza del Campo. From there you will walk through the old Ghetto the Tower District Contrada della Torre and through little alleys and then reach the Basilica dei Servi from where you can enjoy an amazing view of the old town.Your next stop is Orto dei Pecci; a pleasant and easily accessible garden
From EUR149.00
 
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
From EUR160.00

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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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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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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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"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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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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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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....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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Piazza del Campo

I know I'm not the first person to write a tip on the Piazza and I'm not sure I can add anything more to make this a worthwhile tip to read than what you may have already read from the other VTers....
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Palazzo Pubblico - Museo Civico

Of all the sights I saw and visited in Siena, the museum inside Palazzo Pubblico left one of the biggest impressions on me. Yes, even more than the duomo or the famous campo. But these are other...
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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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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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Loggia della Mercanzia

Located on via di Città, the commercial heart of Siena in mediaeval times, la Loggia della Mercanzia was the merchants' entrepôt. It was built in the first half of the 15th century at a transition...
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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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"The true star of Tuscany"
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