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Siena

<Siena is one of the most popular towns in Tuscany, due in large part to its history and beautiful buildings

 

 

 

 

The Palazzo Publico (the building with the impressive tower) sits astride the Piazza del Campo, an enormous square that is one of the best examples in Italy of squares built in Medieval times. Today the Piazza del Campo serves many of the same functions as in the past, including the Palio, the world famous bare-backed horse race around the square held twice each summer.  For more photographic detail of the Piazza, click here.

 

The Duomo in Siena is a spectacular cathedral. Its appealing design is matched by its interior beauty.

 

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The Piccolomini Library (a part of the Duomo) has been refurbished and is stunning. This photograph shows some of the ceiling detail. The series of frescoes along the walls recount events in the life of Cardinal Piccolomini of Siena, who became Pope Pius II

 

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