Siena | Tuscany Italy Europe
Geo: 43.771389, 11.254167
Tuscany .eu - Tuscany
- Piazza del Campo: Square popular for public celebrations (Palio of Siena).
Piazza del Campo is the principal public space of the historic
center of Siena, Tuscany, Italy and is regarded as one of
Europe's greatest medieval squares. It is renowned worldwide for
its beauty and architectural integrity. The Palazzo Pubblico and
its Torre del Mangia, as well as various palazzi signorili
surround the shell-shaped piazza. At the northwest edge is the
- Siena Cathedral: Romanesque-Gothic cathedral with mosaics.
The cathedral itself was originally designed and completed
between 1215 and 1263 on the site of an earlier structure. It
has the form of a Latin cross with a slightly projecting
transept, a dome and a bell tower. The dome rises from a
hexagonal base with supporting columns. The lantern atop the
dome was added by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The nave is separated
from the two aisles by semicircular arches. The exterior and
interior are constructed of white and greenish-black marble in
alternating stripes, with addition of red marble on the façade.
Black and white are the symbolic colors of Siena, etiologically
linked to black and white horses of the legendary city's
founders, Senius and Aschius.
- Palazzo Pubblico: Gothic style town hall building & tower.
The Palazzo Pubblico (town hall) is a palace in Siena, Tuscany,
central Italy. Construction began in 1297 and its original
purpose was to house the republican government, consisting of
the Podestà and Council of Nine. The outside of the structure is
an example of Italian medieval architecture with Gothic
influences. The lower story is stone; the upper crenelatted
stories are made of brick. The facade of the palace is curved
slightly inwards (concave) to reflect the outwards curve
(convex) of the Piazza del Campo, Siena's central square of
which the Palace is the focal point. The campanile or bell
tower, Torre del Mangia, was built between 1325 and 1344 with
its crown designed by the painter, Lippo Memmi. The tower was
designed to be taller than the tower in neighboring rival
Florence; at the time it was the tallest structure in Italy. It
was fitted with a mechanical clock during the mid-14th century.
Its design has been used as the basis for several other
campaniles including the Dock Tower in Grimsby, England
constructed in 1852 and the Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock
Tower in the Edgbaston campus of the University of Birmingham
(completed in 1908).
- Torre del Mangia: Iconic landmark tower & medieval belfry.
It is located in the Piazza del Campo, Siena's premier square,
adjacent to the Palazzo Pubblico (Town Hall).
- Basilica of San Domenico: St Catherine's relics in 1200s cathedral.
- Palazzo Salimbeni: Historic palace with a grand square.
- Museo dell'Opera del Duomo. Duomo museum with
- Pinacoteca Nazionale: Art gallery housing
- Basilica of San Francesco: Gothic church with
a spare interior.
- Santa Maria dei Servi: Romanesque style
church Gothic art.
- San Martino: is a Roman Catholic church
- Civic Museum
- Fonte Gaia: Historic fountain with reliefs &
- Fortezza Medicea: Historic setting with
trails & views
- Siena Baptistery of San Giovanni: Cathedral
building with frescoes & font
- Biblioteca Piccolomini: Duomo library with
- Loggia del Papa Siena.
- Orto Botanico of
University of Siena.
- Santa Caterina:
Sanctuary at St.Catherine's birthplace
- Piazza Salimbeni: Palace
- Palazzo Sansedoni:
Palace, history, and architecture
- Palazzo del Capitano del
Popolo: Art museum, palace, and art
- Seo: www, tuscany, eu, com, tuscany, italy, europe, european, union, mobile, European Union
[ Tuscany Travel: www.Toscana.Travel ]
Address: Corso Rossellino 97, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Phone: +39 338 12 26 421
Email: tuscany [@] tuscany [.eu.com]
Funder: Carlos Alexander Murrocu
Desk | CRM | Survey | Support | RSS
VAT Number: IT01372960524