If you want to discover one of the most fascinating cities in Tuscany, surely you must organize a visit to Siena. Elegant, haughty and rich in history. It has been the protagonist of European history with its wealth and its internal struggles between Guelphs and Ghibellines. The she-wolf, its emblem, derives from the Etruscans and then made its own by the Romans to represent their power. During your luxury Italy vacation, a visit to Siena will enrich your knowledge of Italian culture.
The famous Palio is held twice a year in Siena, on 2 July and 16 August to honor the anniversary of the Madonna. It is a unique show, during which the city comes alive until it takes the form of a battle. Culture, religion, and exuberance of people come together to explode into a delirium of celebration and competition.
Religion and money have made it famous all over the world. Here the oldest bank was founded, and still exists. The bankers of this city lent money to the most powerful European monarchies. From Siena comes the famous fault of the bankers Chigi who, after the election to one of its members Alexander VI, moved to Rome.
Siena was the birthplace of Catherine of Siena who is the protector of Italy and Europe, a life dedicated to prayer and assistance to the sick. The first to perceive that man in himself is the temple of God.
Siena tells its story through its monuments. You will visit Piazza del Campo which winds in the shape of a shell. Its name derives from the fact that it was a green area where the market was held. Its nine sections in the shape of a segment of the surface symbolize the government of the 9 who ruled the city from 1287 to 1355.
Walking through its medieval streets you will still breathe the flavor of lost time. Because Siena remained intact as it was in that historical period. You will be enchanted by the color of its Palaces, the famous “color of Siena” is known all over the world.
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If you want to immerse yourself fully in history we will let you visit the Public Palace of Siena together with our guides specialized in luxury Italy vacation; considered one of the most beautiful Italian public buildings, or, the Civic Museum of Siena where Ambrogio Lorenzetti created the famous frescoes “The Allegory of Good and Bad Government”. Not just tours, but also luxury locations we propose to you.