Thursday, July 28, 2011


On our drive to Orvieto we stopped off in the beautiful hill city of Siena. This city is not only known for it's history and beauty but it is also know as a college city. We observed many students walking around the city as we drove in and this made for quite the traffic jam along with limitations on parking. I am sure the city is far more breath taking in the evening hours but it was still worth the visit to at least see the piazza.

Siena is a classic medieval hill town in Tuscany famous for its large fan-shaped piazza. Piazza del Campo is the heart of the town and is the home to the famous summer horse-race, known as Il Palio. Siena is one of Italy's prettiest medieval towns. Its peak was about 1260-1348 when it was one of Europe's wealthiest cities and many of its buildings and art works originate from that time.

Here are some photos form Siena.

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