Travel guide over Siena sights

No less excellent historical monument is the House of St. Catherine. In the 14th century, there lived Saint Catherine of Siena - a famous writer and an outstanding figure in politics and religion. In the 15th century, she was nominated for sainthood. In the 19th century, Catherine was recognized as one of the main patrons of Italy. The ancient house was built in the 14th century. Several hundred years ago, a sanctuary was organized there. Now, it is visited by pilgrims from all over the world. … Further

Cuisine and best restaurants in Siena

Local people may attend fancy restaurants, but all of them are likely to confirm that family cuisine is much better. Typically, home meal is cooked by women, although among local men there are talented chefs too. In the evening, you may see small open kitchens on busy city streets and markets; those are open-air barbecues surrounded by small tables. … Further

Guide on cultural sights

In the center of city there is the Campo Square, the starting point for many sightseeing tours. The design of the square is very unusual; some interesting explanations about it would wait for travelers in the tour. One of the most unusual architectural monuments of the town is the Torre del Mangia, whose age is more than five hundred years. The central part of the tower is made of brick and jagged pace is constructed of a brittle limestone. Contemporary architects consider the project of the tower just fantastic and don’t cease to surprise with the endurance of this fragile structure. … Further

Attractions and nightlife of Siena

There is an attractive restaurant and a great wine shop on its territory. Tourists who want to relax and spend a vacation with health benefits, shouldn’t neglect the Terme di Chianciano SPA. It provides customers with a wide range of wellness and beauty treatments. The center covers a vast territory. In the Terme di Chianciano one can perfectly relax all day long. … Further

Traditions and mentality of locals

Children are fond of the Feast of Saint Joseph, because in the festive day, according to another good tradition, parents should buy them new toys. During the festival, streets of the city host colorful fairs and shops, where you can buy local dolls and other toys. They would become wonderful memorable souvenirs; guests of the festival can acquire local cookies and other sweets as souvenirs too. … Further
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