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Top 10 places in Siena
Our app features the history of 41 monuments and great sites including places to discover Siena. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Siena
Until 1169, there was a large empty space from the Piazza del Campo to the current Piazza del Mercato, where the market stood; When it was raining, the waters tended to gather there because of the slope. The center of the town was rather on the side of Castelvecchio. In 1193, two places are already... Read more
The square has the shape of a scallop shell; It is divided into 9 parts delimited by white lines that converge towards the communal palace. From the square the 11 streets lead to the three parts of the city. The main building of the square is the Municipal Palace , seat of the Town Hall;... Read more
The fountain was inaugurated in 1346 to the great joy of the population from where the name of Gaia! Its commissioning required a "work of Romain": it was necessary to dig a tunnel 30 km long and, later, to build a tank to have water permanently available. The magnificent decoration was not... Read more
It was built between 1325 and 1344, and reaches a height of 102 m. Its anecdotal name derives from the fact that its first keeper, who loved good food and spent all his money to feed himself, had been nicknamed "mangiaguadagni" (mangegains). The tower was built under the direction of the brothers... Read more
It was built between 1297 and 1310 by the "Government of the Nine" to become its headquarters. The prisons were added to the right of the building in 1327, and the Great Hall of the Council dates from 1342. The ground floor pierced with windows and doors is all made of white marble;... Read more
The cathedral was built over a very long period, which explains the differences in styles; But overall it is a masterpiece, especially at the level of sculptures. The lower part was realized by Giovanni Pisano between 1284 and 1297 in a style of transition between the Romanesque and the Gothic: the... Read more
: The interior of the cathedral is extremely artistic. When one enters it, one is struck by the powerful effect created by the two-colored columns and the magnificent pavement in marble marquetry. Then we can devote ourselves to the many masterpieces: the bas-reliefs of the counter-facade, the... Read more
It was built in 1325 by Camaino di Crescentino, without the marble facade, which was realized between 1355 and 1382 by Domenico de Agostino; It was, however, incomplete. True masterpieces are found inside, with these magnificent frescoes, on the vaults and apse, by Lorenzo di Pietro and to a lesser... Read more
This beautiful palace now houses the Chigi-Saracini collection, as well as the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, which inherited the building after the death of its founder, Guido Chigi Saracini. The core of this building is the Palazzo Marescotti, erected in the 12th century, which belonged to ... Read more
This sanctuary includes the birthplace of St. Catherine, the home of the Benincasa. His father, Jacopo, was a wool worker, like many locals, who took advantage of the presence of Fonte Branda, necessary for their craft. The sanctuary includes arcades, loggias, churches and oratories.... Read more
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