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Siena, the soul of Tuscany

Siena, Italy. Photo by: Dean Ayres

Siena, the soul of Tuscany

It is probably best known for a medieval horse race, Il Palio, conducted for the last 350 years twice in the summer (on June 2nd and August 16th) around the centre of Siena’s beautiful “Campo” square. Palio is a wonderful experience for eveyone but can be quite impenetrable for the visitors. For many, is a once in a lifetime experience.

Besides Il Palio, it is certainly worth seeing Duomo’s Cathedral (I recommend visiting the Piccolomino library -hidden behind a small door-, and going for mass in this, probably, Tuscany’s best Cathedral). You can also climb on top of the Torre di Mangia, where you’ll enjoy a beautiful panorama of the Sienese city center and tuscan countryside. Apart from this, you should simply sit on the Piazza del Campo sipping wine and watch the world go by 🙂

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Best places to visit in Tuscany

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Best places to visit in Tuscany

One of the best places to visit in Europe is Tuscany, thanks to, probably, the greatest repository of art, its renowned history, its wonderful landscapes (with sweet hills, tall cypress trees and superb bays overlooking the sea) and its famous food and wine.

Among all the beautiful towns, I’d highlight Florence (the capital of art), Lucca (a town full of secrets), San Gimignano (the medieval manhattan in the Tuscany), Pisa (more than the famous leaning tower) and Siena (the soul of Tuscany)

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