Other Siena Sites


Ramparts - just one of the many vestiges of the city's medieval prime - still crown the hills that surround gentle Siena. Its many reddish-brown buildings gave the world 'burnt sienna,' and a thriving cultural scene was dubbed the Sienese school in the 13th and 14th centuries. Plague and autocrats from the Viscontis to the Medicis brought urban growth and cultural finesse to a screaming halt, the rot setting in with the plague of 1348, which killed 65,000 of the city's 100,000 people. Fortunately, Italy's finest medieval square - the Piazza del Campo - was finished just in time, with the graceful town hall and emblemic tower nearby. Siena's duomo is a stunner, with black and white stripes of marble on the facade. Palazzos, piazzas, art collections, museums and churches are scattered throughout the easily walkable old town, making Siena a great destination for visitors who like to see things from the pavement up.
excerpt from
www.lonelyplanet.com

3 - 4 February 2001



Siena, another gate

Porta Romana,
looking north into the city

Siena Gate



Siena Gate Closeup



Siena Gate Side



Siena Cityscape



Siena Doorway



Siena Stairs Leading Toward Piazza Campo



Siena Produce Shop



Siena Produce Shop Closeup



Siena Views



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