At a distance of 40 kilometres is Siena, a unique city thanks to the substantial stylistic unity of its urban décor, an unmistakable example of Italian landscape. Known all over the world for its artistic heritage, the historic centre was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995.
Any visit to Siena must commence from its main square – Piazza del Campo – in which the famous and traditional Palio takes place. Tourists are memorised by the sight of the monumental buildings lining the piazza such as the Palazzo Pubblico, Palazzo Sansedoni, the Torre del Mangia rising up 102 metres and the Cappella di Piazza at its base.
Through the narrow streets, along which a historic atmosphere can be can still inhaled, you reach the Duomo di Siena – a masterpiece of Italian Romanesque-Gothic architecture – and the splendid Churches of San Domenico and Santa Maria deiServi, the Civic Museum of Siena, the Pinacoteca Nazionale (National Museum) and many other treasures