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“Medieval Siena and Castello di Brolio Vineyard and Winery Tour” 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York
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3 reviews
13 helpful votes
“Medieval Siena and Castello di Brolio Vineyard and Winery Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2009

One of the most beautiful piazzas in all of Italy is the Piazza del Campo in Siena. Beautiful by day and night, site of the Palio on July 2 and August 16 every year. A beautiful view can be had by climbing to the top of the Duomo.
Beyond the city center, lie the famous vineyards of Chianti. Castello di Brolio one of many but this one is very impressive.

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Swieqi
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3 reviews
9 helpful votes
“No wonder its a World Heritage Sight!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2009

One has to go to Siena to appreciate Il Campo. We often see the Palio (horse races) on television but the feeling is totally different once you are in the square. The narrow and winding streets that lead to the duomo, the battistero and the crypt add to the intact medieval atmosphere of this city. Place though visited by many tourists like us, is very clean and quiet.

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Singapore
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3 reviews
8 helpful votes
“Nice scenic place to spend a day or two”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2008

If like me, you got art-ed out in Florence, why not take a day trip to Siena? It's a gorgeous place to just walk around and soak in the sights.

If you get bored in Siena, which I highly doubt, there are also many buses connecting the surrounds to Siena... Another nice short hop is to Monteriggioni, a fortified city perched on a hill.

No regrets going to Siena and I'm sure you'll love it too!

Check out the beautiful marble work in the Cathedral!

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Monroe, Washington
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8 reviews
11 helpful votes
“where i studied italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2008

the most amazing, cultured, perfect gem of italian countryside. PERFECT for studying a language and for learning about the country!

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Brisbane, Australia
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143 reviews
251 helpful votes
“2 nights in this old walled city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2008

Italy trip Oct 07
We arrived by bus from Florence. It took about an hour and we alighted a few streets away from our B & B in a central Piazza. We only had 2 nights which was really an afternoon and one full day.
Siena is built on 3 steep hills so good walking shoes are a must. The roads are very narrow and cars are not permitted inside the walls unless of course, taxis, drop off and pick up etc. The buildings in Siena do show their age and this is it's beauty. Untouched by modernization. We tried the panforte cake which Siena is famous for, did some shopping, and was amazed at the size of the Piazza dell Campo. We walked to the Catedrale di Santa Maria to find it was under wraps literally. A lot of renovations going on. This shows in my photo out our B & B kitchen window to the Catedrale and crane in the distance. However, while there do climb the steps to the arches for a good view over Siena.
We were staying in one of the many districts of Siena, namely St Catherine's Grotto. We looked down the via to her home as a child where she locked herself in her bedroom for 3 years conversing with God. The original house now houses a series of chapels.
We had a short but an enjoyable stay in this interesting old Tuscan city and even got a taste of chocolates from Perugia.
Molto bello!
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