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Amazing Things to See and Do in Siena

April 26, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 186

There are many places to visit in Tuscany. Villas abound in cities and towns alike, and one such location worth considering as a place to stay is Siena. It can be found in a central location in Tuscany; villas are available nearby and it provides a good base for a holiday. It also has many sights worth seeing and many things to do that you won't want to miss out on. Get started with the suggestions below.

The Piazza del Campo

The centre of the city is known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Piazza del Campo is at the heart of this area. It is a large public space and you can arrive at it via any of 11 streets that come to this point. The red brick you will see beneath your feet forms the famous fishbone pattern that the Piazza is known for. It has been there for more than six hundred years, so you can imagine the people who have walked upon it during their lifetimes in this part of Tuscany. Villas in Siena will give you a good opportunity to visit the Piazza easily during your stay.

The Duomo Cripta

As you may guess from the name, this is a crypt that was forgotten beneath the Duomo for hundreds of years. Duomo means cathedral, so Duomo di Siena literally means Siena Cathedral. The exterior of the cathedral itself is quite stunning and it is deemed to have been built in the mid 1200s. The crypt was only discovered in recent years underneath the main floor of the cathedral, and after restoration work it was opened to the public. This is where you can see some truly amazing frescoes and go on a guided tour to find out more about their history.

The Orto Botanico dell'Universita di Siena

The translation into English is fairly easy to manage here - this is a botanical garden and it is completely free to enter and explore. The garden has some four hundred years of history to share with its visitors, although the garden proper was created in 1784. For the first 70 years or so of its life it was located elsewhere, before being moved, in 1856, to where you will find it now. It has also grown over the centuries, and today is split into various different areas. Indeed you can even find Chianti grapes growing here - the grapes that are famous for creating the local Chianti wine.

These are just three superb destinations worth visiting in Siena Tuscany. Villas will give you the freedom to travel in and out of the city as you see fit, while also giving you the opportunity to travel elsewhere. But as you can see, Siena alone has many superb sights to see, including its medieval architecture and open spaces. Don't forget to explore the city beneath your feet too, by taking the opportunity to visit the system of tunnels that exist under the streets.

Giovanni Balboni works for To Tuscany, who specialises in finding the perfect Tuscany villas in Chianti as well as selected villas in Umbria and Puglia. To Tuscany is proud of their villas and their reputation. Each villa is personally selected and visited by our representatives to ensure we offer only the best in the region.

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