Title: Siena
Category: Destinations We Visit on Our Chianti Vacations
Author: Sophie Townsey Updated: Jan 30, 2019 Views: 9,038
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The magnificent city of Siena

After a morning visiting the Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm and a lunch at the family-run winery Vignavecchia, we will make our way to the magnificent city of Siena. Much like many of our other stops this week, it is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s no wonder, as here, we find an amazing representation of medieval Tuscan architecture and art. With the roots of the city dating back to the Etruscan period, Siena has become a city of distinction and pride. All the residents have personal ties to the 17 Contrade or neighborhoods that make up the teams for the famous Palio horse race that takes place twice a year in the famous main piazza.

We’ll take a guided walk through the city together, visit the amazing Piazza del Campo and beautiful Duomo: The Cathedral of Siena. You will also have some time on your own to stroll through Siena’s historic and beautiful streets and visit local artisan shops and shopping areas. 

Dinner tonight is at a wonderful pizzeria just off of Piazza del Campo.

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