toscane toscana tuscany



siena coat of arms sienaSiena is a commune of Tuscany with about 55.000 inhabitants, located among of a vast landscape of hills, between the valleys of Arbia in the south, the Merse and Elsa in the north, and between the hills of the Chianti in the North-East, the hills of Montagnola in the west and Crete-Senesi in the south.

The city is universally known for its artistic inheritance and the important stylistic unit of its medieval urban architecture. It is moreover famous for its Palio, horse-race, which takes place on July 2 and August 16 on Piazza del Campo (photo above). Its historical center was declared by UNESCO as inheritance of humanity.

See also :

Places of interest in Siena

Tuscany - Map of Tuscany - Florence - Siena - Pisa - Lucca - San Gimignano - Pienza - History of Tuscany

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