Siena: All you need to know

It is the city of the Virgin and of the so-called Balzana and it is divided into two factions: the White and the Black. It is a city not fond of mediocrity, just like its heraldic symbol witnesses. Siena is passionate and contemplative, everlasting on the climb and sloping-down, clear and dark. The red shade characterizing Piazza del Campo appear dazzling and unexpected from the lanes more narrow and precipitous.

The Majesty by Duccio di Buoninsegna face the one by Simone Martini while the Buongoverno by Lorenzetti and the Pulpit by Nicola Pisano are hanging over your head. Domenico Beccafumi and Rutilio Manetti's works are present in many churches. Propitiatory singings bring to mind ancient rites and modern allegories down the lanes, in the museums and in quarter oratories. In the meantime the tramping provoked by soles on the empty pavement is by right counterpoint of the tranquillity characterizing the green valley prudently enclosed in the town-wall by the ancient heads who were centuries ahead of their times. The Cathedral and the wonderful landscape; the great front (left unfinished after the plague in 1338); the Hall by Pellegrina; Santa Maria della Scala, the Piccolomini library and the prestigious Chigiana Academy. Big spaces inside the "Medicea" fortress are containing the more precious wines made in Siena, Tuscany and in the Italian peninsula.

Anyway, this kind of "profanity" is only a stone's throw far from the Shrine dedicated to St. Katherine, patron Saint of Italy. Inns, cakes with a lot of spice in them, noises provoked by craftsmen's working; rinsing out fountains Fontebranda and the Mystery of Diana, a mythical river thought to flow underneath Siena. The "bottini" and their secrets. The geometric alchemies of the Square, cabala and esoterism, neo-gothic suggestions and popular belief. That's why, as a famous inscription on Porta di Camollia says, "Siena opens one's heart more than anything else."

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  • Market
    Monday Carrara
    Monday ( Avenue J.F.Kennedy ) Lido di Camaiore
    Thursday ( Promenade ) Lido di Camaiore
    Sunday ( Promenade ) Summer Only Lido di Camaiore
    Monday Seravezza
    Monday Bagnone
    Tuesday Massa
    Tuesday Cinquale
    Tuesday Viareggio
    Thursday ( Promenade & Centre ) Viareggio
    Saturday ( Marco Polo ) Viareggio
    Tuesday ( Piazza degli Alpini ) Capezzano Pianore
    Tuesday Massarosa
    Tuesday Fivizzano
    Wednesday ( Guglielmo Marco Square 8am 2pm ) Forte dei Marmi
    Wednesday Stiava
    Wednesday Pontremoli
    Thursday ( Statuto Square ) Pietrasanta
    Thursday Marina di Carrara
    Friday ( Oberdan Street ) Camaiore
    Friday Torre del Lago Puccini
    Friday ( Centre ) Marina di Massa
    Friday Villafranca Lunigiana
    Saturday ( Tonfano ) Marina di Pietrasanta
    Saturday Querceta
    Saturday Aulla
    Saturday Pontremoli
    Sunday ( From Easter until September, Guglielmo Marconi Square ) Summer Only Forte dei Marmi
    Sunday Torre del Lago Puccini
    Sunday Licciana Nardi
    Sunday Marina di Carrara
    Everyday ( Centre ) Partaccia
  • Clubs
    Nikki Beach Versilia - Via Lungomare Roma 96
    Marina di Pietrasanta
    Fuori di Massa - Via Lungomare di Ponente 70
    Marina di Massa
    Mora Mora - Viale Colombo, 259
    Lido di Camaiore
    La Bussola - Viale Roma, 44 (Lungomare) 55045
    Marina di Pietrasanta
  • Sea & BeachesRead

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