Guide to: Siena
There is a legend that Romulus (who along with his twin brother Remus founded Rome on April 21 753 BC) sent in this land his best captains: Camellio and Montorio to win Senio and Ascanio (the sons of Remus, who fled across the Tevere to avoid suffering the same fate of the father by his uncle) who in their flight had created a small settlement named Saenae. Once arrived, however, the two captains settled there founding a “Cammollia” (modern Porta Camollia in Siena) and the other Castelmontorio (whose exact location is still uncertain).
Siena is about forty minutes by car and is 42 km from Bucine. The historic center, not passable by vehicles, it is reachable following signs for the railway station, then to the stadium (which is located in the city center) when the old walls will be visible, there will be the possibility to park. Walk towards the entrance of the stadium from where the historic center of the city begins (Chiesa di San Domenico). An advice is to stay in Siena until dark because the lights of the evening give the city a magical look like in the picture alongside. To visit the two main museums in Siena, the “Museo Civico
” and the “Santa Maria Della Scala
” (which allow entrance in the “Museo Archeologic
o”, “Museo d’Arte per Bambini
” and “Centro di Arte Contemporanea
”), it’s possible to book ticket on http://www.b-ticket.com/b -Ticket / sienateatri / Remember, there is a discount of the ticket price for the age range 11-19 years, people over 65 and university students, and family rates apply for families of two adults and children 11-18 years (under 11 years old the ticket is free).
Siena offers tourists a wide variety of things to see, such as the famous “Piazza del Campo
” with “Palazzo Pubblico
” (built between 1297 and 1310) and “Torre del Mangia
” (1325 – 1348) but also the “Duomo
” (1348) with inside the “Museo dell’Opera
”, “Pinacoteca Nazionale
”, “L’Orto Botanico
” or even the “Basilica di San Domenico
” (XIII century), “San Francesco
” (XIII century. In Romanesque style), “Dell’Osservanza
” (1490) and “San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi
” (1255) and the “Palazzo Salimbeni
” (XIV century. Today headquarters of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena) or “Logge del Papa
” (1462) and much more! For guided tours, please visit: www.guidesiena.it or call +39 0577 43273.