sculptorPiazza del Campo, the main public space in the historic center of Siena, Italy, is considered one of the most famous medieval squares in Europe, and is known worldwide for its beauty and architectural integrity. It was paved with red bricks of fishbone in 1349, with eight travertine lines that split the square into nine sections, radiating from the central drain to the entire square.
XuefeiThere are still many scenic spots in the ancient city, but it’s a pity that we have rushed in time to take a closer look. The following is the reference content, I hope I have the opportunity (when the epidemic is completely over) I can go again:
▪️San Giovanni Baptistery
▪️Cathedral Opera Museum
fooler0809Very tall and very thin tower, looking as if it was shaking. To get to the top, it takes a long queue, buy tickets in the courtyard downstairs, and then it seems that 5 baht 8 people per time, limited time, to protect the tower.
sculptorAn Italian hill town southwest of Florence. Its old town is surrounded by 13th-century walls and is known for its medieval architecture, unique in the preservation of about 12 tower houses. Inside the walls, well-preserved buildings include famous examples of Romanesque and Gothic architecture, and outstanding examples of secular architecture and churches.
小思文The water in the fountain is still very clear. It should be a regular salary. It is also an ancient place. The fountain facilities here are very old style. There will be a lot of small squares near the fountain that summer. People yours.
fooler0809With a very upright and stable architectural shape, the tower is like a ruler to alert people and overlook them. He faces the Shell Square, the courtyard can be accessed, and the outer wall of the first floor still retains the iron ring to tie the horse.
Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Province of Siena
27 Sep, 2021 Province of Siena Weather: Clear, Northeasterly Wind: 0–10 kph, Humidity: 99%, Sunrise/Sunset: 07:07/19:03
Province of Siena Running: Suitable
Along the via Francigena Route is located the beautiful medieval town of San Quirico, in the heart of the unique landscape of Val D’Orcia Natural Park. Beside walking around the historic center, l would recommend you two stops not to be missed:
📍📷 the Collegiate Church of Saints Quirico and Giuditta, example of the Romanesque architecture
📍📷 Horti Leonini, which is another highlight of San Quirico, it’s a beautiful example of Italian renaissance style garden, you’ll find the entrance of the Horti Leonini proceeding to the main square. (Free entrance)
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HIDDEN GEM ALERT! Italy-Tuscany Roadtrip 🚗
After visiting the medieval old town of Colle Val D'Elsa (Colle Alta) 25 km from Siena, it's time to submerge yourself and your thoughts in nature, following the path of Elsa river, Sentierelsa, an easy trekking route of about 4 km.
📍Getting there: If you arrive by car the best location to park is in the location of Gracciano, near the San Marziale's Church and bridge, where the the route starts, equipped with explanatory signs.
📷 What to expect It's a perfect place to swim, relax, admire the unreal blue of the water, flowers and the Diborrato waterfall!
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Siena is one of the most famous Italian cities and a place every tourist aims to visit during a trip to Tuscany. It is famous for its Palio that takes place twice a year, and for its characteristic narrow streets flanked by brick buildings.
The historic city is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO and is filled with beautiful and interesting places to visit. But what are the things you shouldn't miss, on any account? This post will help you by highlighting a selection of monuments, churches and buildings, and providing useful tips.
Siena is my favorite place to revel in medieval Italy. The town is an architectural time warp, where pedestrians rule and the present feels like the past.
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Tuscany is famous for its sumptuous landscapes, classified among the most beautiful landscapes in Europe but also for the beautiful city of Florence and Siena. You will also find picturesque and preserved cities in Tuscany.
Protected by its imposing wall and its high towers, the city of San Gimignano has hardly changed since the thirteenth century. Book your hotel, guesthouse, B&B in San Gimignano at the best price or enjoy a stay in Florence or Siena and offer you the best activities and tours in Tuscany.
Greece has always been one of the top travel destinations on our bucket list, so spending 12 days exploring 4 different destinations with Journey Greece and SPG Hotels & Resorts was a dream come true! As much as we love traveling, we find it difficult to maintain a balanced lifestyle while on the road. We usually try to get back in a healthy routine when we get home to Bali (did you see our recent Bali self care post?) but as we are traveling, we tend to get off track. We were so excited to partner with Journey Greece for 12 days of fitness + wellness around Greece to prove it is actually possible to keep up with a healthy lifestyle while traveling!
The first stop on our fitness + wellness journey was to the infamous island of Mykonos! Mykonos is full of classic Greek charm that you would expect to see when planning a trip to Greece: whitewashed cubiform buildings with blue accents, seaside bars and restaurants, winding streets full of shops, and of course, bougainvillea all along the way. It is a must-see destination for any Greece trip— and starting our adventure off here was the perfect introduction to Greece! Staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle in Mykonos was easy thanks to our stay at Santa Marina Resort! Here are some ways we were able to balance fitness + wellness during our time on the island
Relaxing my feet in the free natural hot springs of Bagno Vignoni
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#mynovgetaway Montepulciano is a medieval hilltop town in Tuscany, Italy. Surrounded by vineyards, it’s known for its vino nobile red wine. The Torre di Pulcinella is a clock tower topped by a figure of the Pulcinella, a commedia dell’arte character. On the Piazza Grande is the 14th-century Palazzo Comunale, with a tower offering views of the surrounding countryside. Also here is the Duomo, with a huge triptych above its altar. According to legend, it was founded by the Etruscan King Lars Porsena of Chiusi. Recent findings prove that a settlement was in existence in the 4th-3rd centuries BC. In Roman times it was the seat of a garrison guarding the main roads of the area.
After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, it developed as a religious center under the Lombards. In the 12th century it was repeatedly attacked by the Republic of Siena, which the Poliziani faced with the help of the Perugia and Orvieto, and sometimes Florence, communes. The 14th century was characterized by constant struggles between the local noble families, until the Del Pecora family became rulers of the town. From 1390, Montepulciano was a loyal ally (and later possession of Florence and, until the mid-16th century, lived a period of splendour with architects such as Antonio da Sangallo the Elder, Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola, Baldassarre Peruzzi, Ippolito Scalza and others, building luxurious residences and other edifices here. In 1559, when Siena was conquered by Florence and Montepulciano lost its strategic role, its importance declined.
Siena is likely Italy's loveliest medieval city, and a trip worth making even if you are in Tuscany for just a few days. Siena's heart is its central piazza known as Il Campo, known worldwide for the famous Palio run here, a horse race run around the piazza two times every summer. Movie audiences worldwide can see Siena and the Palio in the James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace.
Siena is said to have been founded by Senius, son of Remus, one of the two legendary founders of Rome thus Siena's emblem is the she-wolf who suckled Remus and Romulus - you'll find many statues throughout the city. The city sits over three hills with its heart the huge piazza del Campo, where the Roman forum used to be. Rebuilt during the rule of the Council of Nine, a quasi-democratic group from 1287 to 1355, the nine sections of the fan-like brick pavement of the piazza represent the council and symbolizes the Madonna's cloak which shelters Siena.
The Campo is dominated by the red Palazzo Pubblico and its tower, Torre del Mangia. Along with the Duomo of Siena, the Palazzo Pubblico was also built during the same period of rule by the Council of Nine. The civic palace, built between 1297 and 1310, still houses the city's municipal offices much like Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. Its internal courtyard has entrances to the Torre del Mangia and to the Civic Museum. If you feel energetic, a climb up the over 500 steps will reward you with a wonderful view of Siena and its surroundings. The Museum, on the other hand, offers some of the greatest of Sienese paintings. The Sala del Concistoro houses one of Domenico Beccafumi's best works, ceiling frescoes of allegories on the virtues of Siena's medieval government. But it is the Sala del Mappamondo and the Sale della Pace that hold the palaces's highlights: Simone Martini's huge Maestà and Equestrian Portrait of Guidoriccio da Fogliano and Ambrogio Lorenzetti's Allegories of Good and Bad Government, once considered the most important.
Monteriggioni is a comune in the province of Siena in the Italian region of Tuscany. It borders on the communes of Casole d'Elsa, Castellina in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Poggibonsi, Siena and Sovicille.The town is architecturally and culturally significant; it hosts several piazzas, and is referenced in Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. Monteriggioni is a medieval walled town, located on a natural hillock, built by the Sienese in 1214–19 as a front line in their wars against Florence,by assuming command of the Via Cassia running through the Val d'Elsa and Val Staggia to the west.
During the conflicts between Siena and Florence in the Middle Ages, the city was strategically placed as a defensive fortification.It also withstood many attacks from both the Florentines and the forces of the Bishop of Volterra.In 1554 the Sienese were able to place control of the town's garrison to Giovannino Zeti, who had been exiled from Florence.In 1554, in an act of reconciliation with the Medicis, Zeti simply handed the keys of the town over to the Medicean forces— considered a "great betrayal" by the town's people.