“Lovely Siena guided tour”
When staying in Florence , let one day to have a nice trip to Siena . Everything in this village is ART . From the coloured lamposts on the ancient walls , to the original buildings . Traffic is restricted , so vans from tours or private cars have to park outside the city . You have a main street full of shops , jewellries and “gelato” businesses . All those activities are placed on the grounds of very antique buildings. If you turn to your right in the middle of the main street you will find the worldwide Piazza del Campo famous by the so called Palio race which lasts 2 minutes . That square is sorrounded by old buildings with lots of restaurants and terraces overlooking the Manguia Tower .This square is a nice place to have a rest , having a drink and imagining the square’s atmosphere when hundreds of people are put together in the centre , surrounded by protective barriers , to make room for 17 jockeys on horseback running madly to the finish . The funny thing is that the winner is the horse that arrives first , not necessarily with a jockey on it. If you turn to your left you will find the Cathedral. It was begun in the 12 th century and finished centuries later . It was built in white marble and has a nice Campanille too. It is very similar though smaller to Florence’s one . You may sit on benches in the street , opposite the 3 door main entrance , staring at it for hours . It is worth doing it !
And finally, one of the biggest pleasures is to wander on your own , far from touristic streets , along tiny narrow streets to feel history and art, truly.