Piazza Del Campo, Siena

The square is paved with red bricks arranged in fishbone style. At the lowest part of the Piazza del Campo is the city hall with it’s 102 m. tall tower. Twice a year the popular horse race ‘Palio of Siena’ takes place at the square.

Copyright: Michael V. Rasmussen
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Taken: 07/07/2010
Uploaded: 12/03/2011
Updated: 08/03/2015


Tags: public square; medieval; city hall; toscana; palio of siena; piazza del campo
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More About Tuscany

The Tuscany, one of the most beautiful Italian regions, is known throughout the world for its Landscapes and for the Works of Art that it houses (It is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance). Six localities have been designated World Heritage Sites: the Historical Center of Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Pienza, the Square of the Cathedral of Pisa with the Leaning Tower and the Val d'Orcia. It is in the central Italy and borders with Emilia Romagna (north), Marche and Umbria (east) and Lazio (South). The West coast is bathed from the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Sea; here we can find the islands of the Tuscan archipelago including the island of Elba. The regional capital is Florence and the other provinces are: Arezzo, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena.