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Siena, is a magnificent city of Art in Tuscany, famous all over the world.
With its typical alleys, districts and towers, artisan shops and palaces, Siena is an unmissable destination for Italian and foreign tourists.
UNESCO recognized the city as a world heritage site for its unique artistic heritage.
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What to see in Siena
“Piazza del Campo” (the main square) dominates the historic center.
It’s one of the largest medieval squares, shaped like a shell: here the famous Palio takes place every year.
Further monuments of great value include the “Palazzo Pubblico” (the City Council), a true jewel of Gothic art and home to the Civic Museum; the “Cappella di Piazza”, with the Mangia Tower (the bell tower); and the wonderful “Fonte Gaia” by Jacopo della Quercia.
Other city art treasures include the Medieval “Duomo”, one of the highest achievements of Romanesque-Gothic art; the “Museo dell’Opera Metropolitana”; the imposing red brick Medicean Fortress; the elegant “Loggia della Mercanzia”.
Finally, the Sanctuary of Santa Caterina, the patron saint of Italy and of Europe, is a place of great devotion.
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What to do in Siena
Not only Siena offers a lot of art, culture and gastronomy.
Its Province is equally rich in possibilities and things to do to enjoy your holiday, including walking, cycling or horse riding in the Tuscan countryside; winter sports on Mount Amiata; paths of taste, crossing vineyards, olive groves and small villages with stops at local producers premises; SPAs and wellness devoted locations.
The local calendar is rich in cultural and folk events.
Unmissable is the appointments with the “Palio di Siena”, one of the most participated traditional events in Siena.
The districts in which the city is divided compete each other in a horse race, preceded by a historical parade.
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What to taste in Siena
The Siena cuisine employs natural flavors and particular aromas, thanks to the abundant use of garlic and aromatic herbs; but also extra virgin olive oil, one of the best production in Italy.
Typical delicacies are the pici, big handmade spaghetti; the ribollita, vegetable soup and beans with bruschetta; mixed roasts; the game; the pecorino cheese – in particular that of the Pienza area; the “minestraccia” of the Val di Merse; the mushrooms; the Val d’Elsa tripe; the boar of Monticiano; and the Cinta Senese cured meats.
Siena and its Province offer an excellent production of wines, including Chianti Classico; Chianti Colli Senesi; Vernaccia di San Gimignano; Brunello di Montalcino; and the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
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Booking your Holidays in Siena.
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