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Historical Vacation Spots – Siena

Historical Vacation Spots – Siena

It seems like for most visitors to Italy, the favored destinations are Rome, Florence and Venice, but Italy has many smaller cities that have a rich historical and cultural heritage. The beautiful city of Siena is the perfect example. This small city of about 60, 000 inhabitants offers a wealth of historical locations and beautiful art and architecture. We will take a brief look at the city of Siena and its history.

General Information

Siena is the capital of Tuscany. The town’s most distinct feature is its architecture which is medieval in character. Siena contains a large number of buildings that have been preserved since medieval times. Some of its Gothic buildings include the Palazzi Pubblico, its famous cathedral and several churches. Siena’s streets are often narrow and steep, which may make it difficult to pass from one part of the town to another. It will take several days to explore all that the city has to offer.

Art and Architecture

Siena produced its own school of artists during the fourteenth century.

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