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Siena City Add-On

A Tuscan Gem
Holiday information
Nights: 2
Accommodation: centrally located 3-star hotel
Meals: breakfast only
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This Holiday in a nutshell
  • compact city set amid archetypal Tuscan countryside
  • notes for a self-guided city walking tour included
  • stay in a former Renaissance palace
  • enjoy as an add-on to another Inntravel holiday in Tuscany


Climb to the top of the iconic Torre del Mangia and you’ll be greeted by views of the scallop-shaped piazza of Il Campo far below; of Siena’s distinctive, black-and-white-striped cathedral; and of a jumble of brown tiled roofs enclosed within medieval ramparts, on the other side of which lies a patchwork of olive groves and vineyards.

Twice a year, in early July and again in mid-August, the people of Siena converge on the Campo for Il Palio, a bare-back horse race between jockeys from each of the city’s districts. With the pride of entire families and neighbourhoods at stake, the atmosphere is electric, and the races are preceded by plenty of pageantry.
     
Siena is one of those cities where, thanks to its compactness, you can happily while away a day following your feet down narrow streets lined with tall, Gothic buildings of orange-brown bricks and elaborate windows. The medieval charm is reason enough to visit the city, but if you are interested in art, there is even more to captivate, not least Lorenzetti’s Effects of Good and Bad Government, and works by Donatello, Ghiberti and Jacopo della Quercia.

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