Siena, located in the heart of Tuscany and surrounded by hills, is one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Italy. In the heart of the city is the famous Piazza del Campo, the shell-shaped square, where the famous Palio is held, one of the most important events for all of Siena. The Palio of Siena is a passionate horse race that takes place every year, in July and August and its origins seem to date back to the seventeenth century.
Siena according to legend was founded by Senio, son of Remo, and in the city there are several statues of the legendary Romolo and Remo suckled by the wolf. Piazza del Campo is the core of Siena since the time of the Romans, who had their forum there.
The square is dominated by the Palazzo Pubblico and its tower Torre del Mangia. The Public Palace, as well as the Duomo of Siena, was built during the government of Nove, which was the period of greatest economic and cultural splendor of Siena. The building still houses the offices of the City, like the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. From the courtyard of the Palace leads to the Civic Museum and the Torre del Mangia. Climb the 500 steps of the tower and you can enjoy a splendid view of the city.