Why visit SIENA?
Because it hosts one of the most famous “Pali” in Italy, which takes place the day after the Assumption, on August 16th and which sees the 17 districts competing in a horse race in the famous Piazza del Campo.
Because Piazza del Campo is considered one of the most beautiful and particular squares in the world due to its shell shape with 9 slices, visible only from the top of the Torre del Mangia, in turn one of the highest towers in the world with its 88 meters.
Because the color of the facades of the buildings and roofs, unchanged over the centuries, has given rise to the color called "land of Siena".
Because visiting Siena means rediscovering Italian artistic movements: there are in fact one of the most beautiful gothic cathedrals and baptistries, rich in treasures such as the Piccolomini Library and the baptismal font with reliefs by Donatello.
Because inside the Palazzo Pubblico, you can see one of the best preserved municipal medieval rooms with the Allegory of Good and Bad Government by Pietro Lorenzetti. Because here were born “ricciarelli, panforte and cavallucci”, typical Christmas cakes that were then spread throughout the Italian peninsula.