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Siena lies in the center of an immense hill’s landscape; it was founded as a roman colony at the time of the Emperor Augustus and it has taken the name of Saena Julia. Siena was in X century an the important center for trading, it was on the road to Rome and, thanks to that, became an important medieval city. In XII century the city has a communal government of consular type, and it begins to expand his territory and tightens the first alliances. After the plague of 1348, the slow decline of the senese Republic, that had its epilogue in 1555, the year in which the city had to surrender to the supremacy of Florence. Today Siena is a wonderful citizen where past and present are melted, where it is beautiful to walk along the roads and to look around, discovering evocative panoramas.

Piazza del Campo Tuscany » Piazza del Campo
Piazza del Campo is the main square of the city of Siena, is famous for its particular shell - shape ...
Palazzo Pubblico Tuscany » Palazzo Pubblico
The Communal Palace of Siena (said also Public Palace) is the palace built by the government of the ...
Tower of  Mangia Tuscany » Tower of Mangia
The Tower of Mangia was the "bell tower" of the Communal Palace. Therefore it is called from the nic ...
The cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta - Siena Tuscany » The cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta - Siena
The church of Santa Maria Assunta is the Cathedral of Siena. Built in a Romanesque-gothic style, it ...
Basilica of San Domenico  Tuscany » Basilica of San Domenico
The Basilica of San Domenico is one of the most important churches of Siena. It was raised in 1226-1 ...
» The Panforte
The Panforte di Siena is the typical cake of the city, known since the Middle Ages. In origin ...
 

 

 

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