Siena: Tours & Experiences
Chianti Region: Wine Enthusiast’s Dinner At Diadema Wine Cellar
Chianti Region: Wine Enthusiast’s Dinner At ...
Duration: 3 hours
Siena: 1-Hour Walking Tour With Street Food And Wine Tastings
Siena: 1-Hour Walking Tour With Street Food And Wi...
Duration: 1 hours
Siena: Private Italian Cooking Class At Home Or At Cooking School With Chef Francesco
Siena: Private Italian Cooking Class At Home Or At...
Duration: 5 hours
Diadema Wine Cellar Full Wine Experience
Diadema Wine Cellar Full Wine Experience...
Duration: 2 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
Tuscany: Ice Cream Cooking Class In A San Gimignano Winery
Tuscany: Ice Cream Cooking Class In A San Gimignan...
Duration: 4 hours
Full-Day Tuscany Tour From Florence: Pisa, Siena And San Gimignano With Visit To Vineyard & Lunch
Full-Day Tuscany Tour From Florence: Pisa, Siena A...
Duration: 11 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.