Piazza del Campo in Siena
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 Palazzo Pubblico, Palazzi Signorili 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.