Siena: Tours & Experiences
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: Fiat 500 Vintage Tour And Chianti Roads On Small Group
From Florence: Fiat 500 Vintage Tour And Chianti R...
Duration: 9 hours
From Siena: Italian Cooking Class In A Farm In Chianti
From Siena: Italian Cooking Class In A Farm In Chi...
Duration: 4 hours
Chianti & San Gimignano Grand Tour From Siena
Chianti & San Gimignano Grand Tour From Siena...
Duration: 5 hours
Guided Walking Tour Of Siena, Tuscany
Guided Walking Tour Of Siena, Tuscany...
Duration: 2 hours
Tuscany: Ice Cream Cooking Class In A San Gimignano Winery
Tuscany: Ice Cream Cooking Class In A San Gimignan...
Duration: 4 hours
From Siena: Tour To San Gimignano, Chianti & Montalcino With Lunch In A Winery
From Siena: Tour To San Gimignano, Chianti & ...
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.