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siena italySiena Italy is a pretty city situated in Tuscany, Italy in Europe and one of Italy’s most popular medieval cities. Due to its history, it was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a favorite for tourists. In fact, it gets well over 160,000 international visitors a year. In history, Siena is said to have been founded by Senius, son of Remus, one of the two legendary founders of Rome. siena italyAs such, the emblem of Siena is a she-wolf and there are many statues around the city to pay tribute and recognize this. The people of Siena are very proud of their city and heritage and enjoy sharing this with the visitors who go there. Siena has a rich tradition of art. It is also famous for its museum, medieval architecture and wonderful cuisine. In terms of music, jazz is popular and Siena hosts a jazz festival each summer. siena italyTourism is one of the main activities of Siena, along with agriculture. As such, Siena is welcoming to visitors. The center of Siena and its tourist’s hub is a piazza known as Il Campo. The Palio di Siena is held here. This is a traditional medieval horse race held twice a year, televised and widely attended by locals and visitors alike. A visit to the inside of the beautiful and Gothic Duomo cathedral in Siena is a must for all. For those who want to enjoy tasty but affordable food and drink, Via Camollia is the place to go. Movie fanatics will instantly recognize scenes of Siena from the James Bond movie, the Quantum of Solace. Siena is best visited in Summer, for its sunny climate but is seasonal and mild most of the year through. siena italyIt is a popular destination for couples and older people due to its cultural and romantic feel, as well as the cuisine culture which is held in high esteem. It is also well suited to people who enjoy leisurely walking and have time on their hands. In terms of travel, most people will arrive by plane at Florence or Pisa airport. Once in Siena, the center is only accessible by foot. While Siena is a small city, visitors can clock up many miles of walking, especially hilly walking as it lies across three steep hills. Some of the other main attractions of Siena, include: The Palazzo Pubblico - the city hall is a central hub for tourists thanks to its 800 years of history The Pinacoteca - home to Sienese painting spanning back to the Medieval times The Florentine style Piccolomini Palace – built back in 1459 by the well-known architect Bernardo Rossellino

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