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The view from the Torre del Mangia in Siena

Siena Civic Museum

Wonderful collection of decorative items from the Palazzo and prints, seals and medallions

Maestà by Simone Martini
Maestà by Simone Martini - Credit: Ilaria Giannini
Where not a single stone has changed down the centuries
Siena shines perfectly from a distance in its medieval magnificence. The three hills amid which the city rests rise up like an idyllic film set, the old boundaries soften like the past into a countryside that sometimes still seem like the scene painted by Ambrosia Lorenzetti in the Allegory of Good Government in the halls of Siena's city hall. ...