Il Campo is considered to be the best piazza in Italy. It was constructed in the shape of a fan and a climb to the top gives a great view of the surrounding Gothic structures. The primary one amongst them is the Palazzo Pubblico, the town hall, which houses the Civic Museum. A beautiful medieval time chapel, Cappella ... More della Piazza with a soaring brick tower, also stands here.
Siena’s Palio, a bareback horse race, is held in July and August is one of the best events in Italy. This daredevil event, which has its origins in the Middle Ages, sees week-long celebrations with parades and feasts apart from the actual race.
Siena enjoys a sub-Mediterranean type of climate. The rainfall is restricted to spring and autumn. Summers are primarily dry with the average temperature at 23.3°C. Winters are chilly; January is the coldest month with the average temperature under 5°C.
Siena was a flourishing trading town during the Middle Ages. The merchants ... More of the town played a major role in beautifying the city with grand buildings. But, Siena did not develop into a modern commercial city. It still retains much of the medieval flavour and old time charm.
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