Siena is a beautiful city between Arezzo and Florence and the second most visited city in Tuscany because of the beautiful things you can find.
On the road from Florence to Siena, there are also two other very popular cities called San Gimignano and Volterra.
Tuscany is beautiful and Siena is definitely a city you must visit, you probably need more than one day to appreciate this beautiful city to the max, but here on this article, you will find the must-do it so you will find it easier to visit.
The city center of Siena is well preserved and rich of amazing architectures and galleries that you will feel zero bored.
The city is also very popular for the Palio of Siena where the best horses in the world are racing around the city.
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Piazza Del Campo is the main square and it must be your first destination point, it is considered one of the most beautiful squares on the planet.
It has a characteristic shell shape with 9 segments that can be seen only with an areal shot. The square is not straight and this slope gives an even more majestic tone to the Torre of Mangia.
You can admire also Fonte Gaia in the square which is considered one of the top works of Jacopo Della Quercia.
The civic museum of Siena is fascinating and you can find the allegory of the Bad and Good Government, painted on the walls by Ambrogio Lorenzetti.
The Dome of Siena is a beautiful church, similar to the ones you can admire in Tuscany, where you can find the floor, full of esoteric symbols and religious stories: there are all the Sibyls of tradition, but also the Slaughter of the Innocents, King David and Hermes Trismegistus, the life of Moses and the Sacrifice of Jephthah.
Il Battistero di Siena is majestic and stunning, it looks like the ceiling is made of gold because it is so nice and bright and full of fresco paintings.
The Piccolomini Library dedicated to Pope Pius II and its frescoes painted by Pinturicchio Raphael Sanzio are a masterpiece of art that you will never forget.
Siena by night is also interesting in fact there are many students around spicing up the fun in the city and many little bars and pubs you can go to.
You can also relax and eat something delicious and enjoy the view of this beautiful city from the square or rooftops of certain buildings.
Some other monuments and museum worth a visit are:
Il Palazzo Pubblico di Siena,
Il Museo dell’Opera del Duomo di Siena,
La Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena,
Church of San Domenico,
Santuario di Santa Caterina,
Food In Siena
In Siena, you will find many restaurants and places to go eat, the ones in the touristic area might be good but expensive.
One of the typical dishes from Siena is called Malfatti which is basically spinach and ricotta gnocchi dressed with some awesome cheese.
They taste very good and they can also be found for cheap so you must try some malfatti while in Siena for sure.
On top of the foods in Siena, you can also find the typical Pici di Siena Cacio e Pepe which are thick spaghetti in pepper and cheese sauce.
A famous second dish is La Cinta Senese which is a particular race of pork that almost got extinct and that is only available in Siena, the meat of this pork is different from any other pork in the world.
If you like desserts it is very popular the panforte from Siena, it is a cake made with candied fruit and almonds, easy to prepare.