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Piazza del Campo is the main square of Siena, a wonderful medieval city in Tuscany Region, in the center of Italy. We came here on August 16th (2019) at morning, the day of Palio (a very well-known medieval horse racing in the square), so all square was decorated in Middle…
A truly terrific place to hang out and see the town. The old center of town gives you an idea of what it must have been like in the Gothic era. Avoid the tourist traps for the most part.
The Piazza is the heart of Siena. It's hard to imagine that there are at least two horse races around the Piazza a year, pitting different districts of Siena against each other. Very unusual setting, with lots of good shops and restaurants.
I can Imagine some pretty epic events here, a few cafes line the top ring, and the tower is pretty iconic.
A vibrant, open space in the centre of Siena. Plenty of restaurants and café’s in the square itself and the surrounding area. A great place to enjoy a spot of lunch or gelato in the sun.