Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy and the capital of the province of Siena. The historic centre of Siena is one of the nation’s most visited tourist attractions. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year.
According to local legend, Siena was founded by Senius and Aschius, two sons of Remus and thus nephews of Romulus, after whom Rome was named. Supposedly after their father’s murder by Romulus, they fled Rome, taking with them the statue of the she-wolf suckling the infants (Capitoline Wolf), thus appropriating that symbol for the town.
Some main sights in the city are:
The Siena Cathedral (Duomo), a 12th century Romanesque–Gothic cathedral.
The Piazza del Campo, the shell-shaped town square, known for the Palio horse race.
The Palazzo Pubblico (town hall), a 12th century government building.
The Torre Del Mangia, a bell tower located in the Piazza del Campo.
The Palazzo Salimbeni, one of the oldest banks in continuous existence in Europe.
Below are some photos made during a visit to Siena. Click on a miniature-photo to enlarge it, then navigate using the arrows left/right of the photo or use the cursor keys on your keyboard.
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