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Siena climate: when to go to Siena

The city of Siena is situated in a hilly area in the center of the Tuscany region. Siena is located approximately 350 meters above sea level and enjoys a type of Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot and relatively dry summers and relatively cold and wet winters. The rainy season for Siena is however autumn during which fall 227 mm of ...

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Santa Maria della Scala: an ancient hospital of Siena which has become a museum

The current museum complex of Santa Maria della Scala, was one of the first European hospitals expressly built to accommodate pilgrims traveling along the Via Francigena, and support the poor and abandoned children. The complex is located opposite the facade of the Duomo in Siena, and its creation is due to the canons of the cathedral, who probably founded it ...

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The Medici Fortress of Siena: the symbol of Florentine conquest of Siena

The Medici fortress was built in 1560 by order of the future Grand Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici. The Medici Fortress is located in the heart of Siena, it was built where stood the old Spanish fortress destroyed by the Sienese in 1552. The fort was designed by Baldassarre Lanci and its construction was completed in 1563 and took the ...

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Piazza del Campo: the square of the Palio of Siena

It is said Siena and you immediately think of the Palio. It’s almost impossible, in fact, speaking of this charming Tuscan town and not remember this competition on horseback of medieval origins, unique in the world for participation, passion and intensity with which it is lived by all Sienese. So engaging is the climate that you breathe, to call each year, ...

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Siena: a city medieval jewel of Tuscany

Siena is one of the best preserved historical cities of Tuscany. Ancient medieval town built on three hills, is still surrounded by walls. The whole city of Siena, built around the Piazza del Campo, was conceived as a work of art that blends into the landscape of the Crete Senesi. The city of Siena is a medieval jewel made of bricks ...

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