Siena, the City of the Palio


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Art, architecture and traditions: the recommended routes to explore the city from the Hotel Minerva in Siena.

In the heart of the city of Siena, Hotel Minerva is the ideal starting point to discover all the wonders that make it one of the most fascinating areas of Tuscany. Siena is famous worldwide for the Palio, the horse race of medieval origin where sees the ring to run the districts of Piazza del Campo. The path in the name of art reveals the masterpieces of Duccio, Simone Martini, Pietro and Ambrogio Lorenzetti and the great masters of the Sienese school of painting held in major museums and palaces.

The walls surrounding the old town make Siena a perfect example of a medieval city: the charm of architecture is visible in buildings, such as Rocca Salimbeni and the Public Palace, Piazza del Campo with its monuments, the Cathedral, the Baptistery and other religious buildings.

Along the main streets of the medieval town, old food shops, taverns, restaurants and wine bars keep the ingredients, products and recipes of traditional Tuscan food and wine.

Exhibitions of local artists
painting, sculpture and photography