On The Best of Tuscany Tour, we stopped in the the city of Siena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its medieval architecture and its twice-a-year horse race. Our tour here was short, as usual, but the historic center with its medieval squares and buildings was truly impressive and left us wanting more time here.

We split our time in this Tuscan city between the Siena Cathedral and the Piazza del Campo. The cathedral's dome, marble mosaic floor, and frescoes were nothing less than stunning. In the square, we shared a cappuccino, watched the comings and goings of tourists and locals, and imagined how the famous horse race transformed the piazza twice each year.

^^World's Oldest Bank^^

^^Piazza del Campo^^


^^Siena Cathedral^^

Sometime during our visit, we realized our favorite hometown restaurant, Palio, was named after Siena's famous horse race. Talk about an aha moment! How did we not know this before our visit?!


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