Curiosities about Siena

Italy is a beautiful country located on the Mediterranean coast with rich cultural traditions. Famous for its works of art, Italy has a lot to offer to the tourists who visit it. Siena is one of the Italian cities with great historical significance. Today we tell you some curious facts about this beautiful city :

Siena witnessed the rise and fall of the Etruscan civilization.

– It became the city of Sena Julia during the Roman period.

– Florence was the neighboring province and it was anti-imperial. Due to the rivalry with Florence, Siena gradually became the seat of pro-imperial Ghibellinism in Italy.

– During the 14th century, the city of Siena was the protagonist of a great economic decline, and almost four fifths of the population lost their lives during an outbreak of plague in 1348.
– Siena is one of the ancient cities of Italy. Because it is very small and consists of winding streets, private vehicles cannot circulate through the center.

– The city of Siena is built on three hills.

– The inhabitants speak Italian or a Tuscan dialect.

– It is made up of a total of 17 contrades or districts, which meet twice a year, on July 2 and August 16, to compete against each other.

– The most important places to visit are: the Cathedral , the Piccolomini Library, the National Art Gallery and the Piazza del Campo.

– The second tallest tower in Italy, the Torre del Mangia , is also one of the main tourist attractions in Siena.