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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
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Palio di Siena Tips (9)

La terra in piazza

Two times a year, at the beginning of july and at mid august, Siena celebrates the Palio. Don't even think that the Palio is something arranged for tourists or a staged manifestation. People in Siena...
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roberto.baglioni
Aug 17, 2011

Il Palio

On July 2 and August 16 Siena shuts down and as thousands croud into the plaza to watch the horses race. The riders have no tirups and the buildings on the edges of the track are stone so the danger...
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MrRandMcnally
Mar 08, 2008

Palio

Plaio it is a madness that occurr twice a year in Siena.it is a medieval horse race that divide the city of siena into 17 differnt quarter called Contrade, that fight one against the other to win.It...
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Basandro
Jul 17, 2007

The horse-race

The citizens of Siena proudly state that the most beautiful feast in the world takes place on their square, il Campo.The Palio races got their name after a kind of flag.Their official name’s ‘Palio...
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viddra
Jun 18, 2007

The most famous palio in Italy

The Palio di Siena (known locally as the Palio delle Contrade), the most famous palio in Italy, is a horse race held twice each year on July 2 and August 16 in Siena, in which the horse and rider...
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micajo
Feb 28, 2007

The Palio

The Palio is a historical horse race which takes place on July 2 and August 16. For information go to this site.http://www.comune.siena.it/contenuti/palio/inglese/index_ingl.htmU.S. agent for...
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ForestqueenNYC
Apr 09, 2005

Palio

Siena's history is linked to the tradition of the Palio a great deal. Siena is made up of 17 'contrade' which are real independent cities within a city. The Senesi talk of their belonging to a certain...
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Mundus
Oct 07, 2003

Piazza del Campo

The beautiful clam shell shaped plaza at the heart of Siena. Seems to be "the" gathering spot of the city... Also the location of the famous Palio Della Contrade, which is a medieval horse race run...
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kenmerk
Apr 22, 2003

Palio in Siena

This is a picture of Siena. This tip is under construction. I will add more info to this tip as soon as I can!
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sim1
Dec 26, 2003
 
 
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Basilica di Santa Maria dei Servi

Santa Maria dei Servi is a 13th century basilica with an unfinished red brick façade. It was built by the Servite Order who arrived in Siena in 1250. Unfortunately, I was unable to visit the church...
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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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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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Santuario di Santa Caterina

In the 13th century, the Pope moved his residence to Avignon, France. Catherine Benincasa of Siena (1347-80), a Dominican nun, persuaded Pope Gregory XI to move back to Rome. Catherine worked hard 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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Santa Maria della Scala - Museum

Facing the Cathedral on Piazza del Duomo is a series of mediaeval buildings that, until recently, housed the Hospital of Santa Maria di Scala. It is thought to have been founded in the 9th or 10th...
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