Among the most popular places for a vacation in Italy, you will find the province of Tuscany, which is considered one of the most beautiful regions in the country. The city is suitable for those who want to get to know the real Italy of its beautiful and diverse landscapes. Its fine wines, and let’s not forget the wonderful culinary experience that is guaranteed to everyone who travels in the region.
And as for Tuscany, Siena is undoubtedly a must-stop, where there are plenty of sites and activities that will be enjoyed by young and old, and if you get confused for a moment by all the abundance. Let us sort it out for you and provide you with the starting point from which every tourist must begin his visit – the historic center of the city. The site is of historical importance and as such is also recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO.
Over 150,000 visitors visit the historic center of Siena every year and rightly. This area has almost all the great things that Siena offers to its visitors, first and foremost fascinating historical sites but not only. Alongside medieval buildings, you can tour magical galleries, and fascinating museums and enjoy a great culinary experience.
If you are a history buff, you can be impressed by magnificent buildings that have been well preserved from the Middle Ages. Many of them were built in the Gothic style of architecture that characterizes that period and dates from the 12th to the 15th century AD. Among the various buildings, the impressive works of famous architects such as the Lorenzetti brothers, Duccio and Simone Martini stand out.
The entire area revolves around the famous Piazza del Campo which is considered the pulsating center of the city and the various buildings. The square and the entire environment blend harmoniously into a real work of art that offers visitors an authentic medieval experience unmatched throughout Italy. During your visit to the area, you can tour the three main streets that intersect in the square and, of course, a visit to the fortified wall that stretches over 7 km is a must.
What are you expected to see? Good question. You are expected to enter a world that seems to have once stood and feel as if you are part of a medieval scene with beautiful palaces, large gates, tall towers, magnificent churches, romantic fountains, and a mysterious tunnel system.
You won’t have any trouble finding plenty of activities for the whole family, so it’s not recommended to miss a visit to the area.