There is much to see in Siena

Jan 31, 2021 468

BY: Marjorie Appleman

Upon arriving in Siena, Italy, we traveled first across the winding sidewalks which led us to the Campo, the public square. Before us, kiosks of various vendors dotted the wide-open area stretched out in front of the impressive Palazzo Pubblico and its tower. Around the outer edge of the square, a wooden barrier was being installed in anticipation of the Palio, a horse race held twice each summer.

The medieval city owes some of its recognition to this time-honored tradition that features horses and riders from the 17 districts, or contradas, in a three-lap race that takes under two minutes to complete. But that’s not all. In addition to the Palio, the Campo and the Palazzo Pubblico, Siena is home to a magnificent cathedral, numerous other churches filled with art and various museums.

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