The main square of Siena is surrounded by medieval palaces. And this is the place where the famous Palio happens. From the fountain Fonte Gaia the square lowers down to the opening of the drain to collect the rainwater. Not far away is the 102m high Torre della Mangia. The tower was built from 1325 to 1344. It is next to the Palazzo Pubblico from 1297 which serves as town hall.
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.