Excursion to Siena
Excursion to Siena Full day
IN THIS TOUR YOU WILL SEE: Piazza del Campo, the Palazzo Comunale, the Cathedral and the majestic Basilica of San Domenico.
The medieval atmosphere lives again particularly during the Palio
A visit to Siena is like journeying backwards through time: walking through the picturesque alleyways surrounding the famous Piazza del Campo, everything seems to have remained much as it would have been in medieval times, when the city enjoyed its greatest artistic and civil splendour.
The medieval atmosphere lives again particularly during the Palio, the traditional horse race, which is held in the Piazza del Campo on 2 July and 16 August every year.
The magnificent Piazza del Campo
Preceded by a historic cortege and procession in costume, the race itself lasts little more than a minute, but all the symbolism and spectacle of ancient tournaments is concentrated within it, and it is closely followed by the Sienese and the thousands of tourists who come to watch it every year. The magnificent Piazza del Campo in which it is held is one of the finest city spaces in Europe, with its unusual shell-like shape uniting the different levels formed by the conjunction of the three hills on which the city was founded.