Best Photography Locations in Siena

Siena is, like most Italian cities, a very ancient settlement. Legend has it that it was founded by Senio, one of the two sons of Remo (the brother of Romulus, founder of the city of Rome). The legend tells of their escape from the city of Rome to avoid being killed. In the escape they brought with them a statue of marble depicting a wolf. This trophy still represents the symbol of the city of Siena. This city is known all over the world not only for its artistic wealth but also for the ancient tradition of wealthy bankers and their banks. Just think that Monte de Paschi is the oldest bank in Europe and was founded just in Siena. Siena is a city we meet when we leave Florence, after about an hour. A living city, made of incredible people, the Sienese. A city full of centenarian traditions like the famous Palio, a horse race that takes place right.

In the central square of the city. It is difficult to describe the Palio. It’s not a race like the others. How uncommon is the involvement of the inhabitants of Siena in this special event. Waiting for the Sienese all year round, when it comes to the city, it is nothing more than jockeys, horses and contradictions, because every area of ​​the city has a name and a horse, ridden by a jockey. The rivalry between the various rivals is very strong and in the days that see the running of the Palio race is even stronger. Many tourists visit this beautiful city without even imagine how Campo square could be on the day of the race. Siena is one of those cities where beauty can be perceived at every step.

Each street is full of historical buildings, every alley every square in Siena traces history and tales. One of the most famous monuments is the Mangia Tower, which is one of the tallest towers in Italy. The name has a curious history. It seems the bellman was nicknamed to eat gains because he spent all he earned. Another singular aspect of the city is that every town district has its own museum. Like that of the caterpillar, where the Barbicone’s skull is guarded, the one who was the head of the Lanaioli uprising against the council of twelve. Siena is also famous for its typical pastries, such as “Pan Pepato” and “Panforte”, desserts from the centenary tradition.

 

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