Siena: Tours & Experiences
Chianti & San Gimignano Grand Tour From Siena
Chianti & San Gimignano Grand Tour From Siena...
Duration: 5 hours
Tuscany In A Day: Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa With Lunch And Wine Tasting From Florence
Tuscany In A Day: Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa With ...
Duration: 12 hours
From Florence: Guided Tour To Siena’S Palio Horse Race
From Florence: Guided Tour To Siena’S Palio ...
Duration: 10 hours
From Siena: Vintage Fiat 500 Tour In Chianti With Lunch At Winery
From Siena: Vintage Fiat 500 Tour In Chianti With ...
Duration: 9 hours
Hiking In A Vineyard And Wine Tasting Experience In Siena From Florence
Hiking In A Vineyard And Wine Tasting Experience I...
Duration: 12 hours
From Siena: Tour To San Gimignano, Chianti & Montalcino With Lunch In A Winery
From Siena: Tour To San Gimignano, Chianti & ...
Duration: 11 hours
Vespa Tour In The Chianti Region Starting From Siena
Vespa Tour In The Chianti Region Starting From Sie...
Duration: 8 hours
Have you ever been to Siena?
Siena was a proud, wealthy, and warlike independent city-state during the Middle Ages, until its final defeat by Florence. Medieval Sienese art (painting, sculpture, architecture, etc.) is unique and of great historical importance. Some of the famous artists who lived and worked in Siena are Duccio, Simone Martini, and Ambrogio and Pietro Lorenzetti. Sienese people are fiercely proud of their city and their neighborhood (contrada). The Palio, is all about neighborhood pride and rivalry, and also constitutes the unbroken continuation of a Medieval tradition associated with religion, pageantry, trash-talking, bragging, and occasional violence. It is taken very seriously and is in no way a put-on for tourists; in fact, you are likely to be less welcomed during the Palio than at any other time, and there isn't the slightest doubt that Siena would run the Palio with great enthusiasm regardless of whether any visitors ever showed up.