Piazza del Campo is one of the best medieval squares in Siena, Italy.
Initially a marketplace, construction of the squares started in 1349, and the site soon became the focal point of public attraction. Interestingly, this piazza is in the form of a shell and accommodates thousands of people.
Since the Piazza was completed, it has been hosting most of the city’s public events like bullfights, festivals and the famous 90-second horserace called the Palio.
The PalazzoPubblico, PalazziSignorili and Torre del Mangia are among the most famous inclusions in the Piazza. Also, the Gothic Chapel of the Virgin is a beautiful sight near the Palazzo Publico’s wall.
Another striking sight is the Fonte Gaia, also known as the Fountain of Joy, which is a spectacular fountain built in white marble. Statues and sculptures surround the fountain.