Siena international place of culture that boasts of an University from 750 years and gives hospitality to prestigious Institutes like the Chigiana Musical Academy, the University for Foreigners, the Academy of Fisiocritici and Intronati, seat of meetings and congresses. The town, where every stone remained unchanged during the centuries, where you can breath an atmosphere that can be found nowhere else, because its people kept their fathers' traditions alive, like those connected with the Palio Feast, renewing them every year with unchanged strength and enthusiasm.
Selected travel guide to Siena
One of Italy's best preserved medieval towns, located in the heart of Tuscany. Siena, built on three hills and surrounded by well preserved walls, is filled with fine examples of Gothic architecture and has one of the world's most unique piazzas - il Campo - (shaped like a shell with scalloped edges). Of course, the world-famous Palio is an important part of Sienese identity, history and culture.
To fully discover and appreciate all that Siena offers, one should visit the city for more than a just a few days. Siena makes an excellent base for other excursions in Tuscany, as it is not far from charming towns such as San Gimignano, Pienza, and towns world famous for wine, such as Montalcino and Montepulciano. You can find information about these places as well,
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Sienna and chianti area of San Gimignano on welcometuscany.it http://www.welcometuscany.it/tuscany/siena/siena.htm About Siena, your tourist guide to Siena Information about the city of Siena history culture hotels maps and much more. www.aboutsiena.com Official Web Site APT Siena & Chianciano Terme Val di Chiana portale turistico delle APT Siena e Chianciano Terme Val di Chiana - Provincia di Siena. Contiene informazioni, suggerimenti, idee vacanza, ... www.terresiena.it Comune di Siena Offre informazioni sulla città e la provincia: l'amministrazione, il turismo, la cultura, l'economia, il Palio. www.comune.siena.it
Palio di Siena Famous Horse Race in Siena.