Siena

Below are a few photos from our day trip to Siena

Siena – a Tuscan hill town

This small Tuscan town is divided into seventeen Contrade (neighbourhoods or wards) each Contrade is represented by an animal or mascot, and each has their own boundary and identity.

Piazza del Campo is a shell shaped area in the centre of town which holds the medieval Palio horse race twice a year. Ten of the seventeen Contrade participate in each Palio. A horse is assigned to each Contrade and a bare back rider is commissioned to ride for each Contrade.

The Cathedral (Duomo) is a beautiful black and white building, with an accompanying bell tower. This fascinating hill town is now a UNESCO a World Heritage Site.

Highlights we experienced

Piazza del Campo

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Siena

All images of Siena are copyright of PBKphotos 2015

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