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.


Duomo was built between 1250 and 1350:IMG_0002

The annual parade began in the morning and finished at the CampoΒ at night. And, the night parade was eventful! Its drum playing, costumes, and flag throwing took us back to the Medieval time.




40 thoughts on “Siena

    • The parade was eventful, it will stay with me for a long while. Thank you for spending time here while you are getting ready for your big day.


  1. The first time Siena caught my attention was back in my college years when I read a National Geographic Traveler magazine with a picture of the city shrouded by the mist. Then there was Quantum of Solace which was filmed in the city among other places. The black and white stripes of the church always amaze me. It’s such a unique accent to the old heritage.


    • Thank you so much for stopping by, Bama! The church was remarkable. I appreciate you mentioning the National Geographic magazine and the film. Happy to see you!


    • into the countryside by bicycle sounds challenging to me πŸ™‚ BTW, my daughter is going to move into their new home in June, I’m taking your gorgeous photos to her tomorrow, am excited…


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