Siena was a major banking and trade center during 1260 and 1348. It began to decline after the Black Death in 1348.
Il Campo is the heart of Siena. It has been the center where neighborhoods come to celebrate and compete, including the famous twice a year horse races.
The annual parade began in the morning and finished at the Campo at night. And, the night parade was eventful! Its drum playing, costumes, and flag throwing took us back to the Medieval time.