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SIENA THE CITY OF THE THIRTEENTH-CENTURY DREAM

The origins of Siena are lost in the Etruscan time, although a legend say that it has been founded by Senio, one of two sons of Remus, the brother of Romulus, founder of Rome. According to the legend, the two brothers fled from Rome to escape from his uncle who wanted them dead; in the flight the two stole a she-wolf made out of marble and they brought it as a trophy in the place where they took refuge and where he founded the new city. The wolf is still the symbol of the city. Over the etruscan settlement was built, as often happened, a Roman military colony at the time of Augustus, Saena Iulia, which in later centuries grew thanks to the location, on the road consular Cassia first and then the Francigena. Beeng a thriving city since the tenth century, Siena became a place of merchants, bankers: Monte dei Paschi, the popes: Pius II - Enea Silvio Piccolomini and saints: San Bernardino and Santa Caterina. The war between Guelph and Ghibellines sees Siena opposed to the Guelph Florence led to constant battles, the one of Montaperti is commemorated today in the historic walk of the Palio. With the plague of 1348 began the slow decline of the city, until the fall of the Republic and its submission to Florence and then the incorporation in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, until the unification of Italy. The treasures of art and architecture preserved in the city will amaze you with their great artistic and historic values.


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      Agritourism - VILLA AGOSTOLI

      VILLA AGOSTOLI

      AGRITOURISM NO CLASSIFICATION - Siena

      Tel. 0577 44392 - Fax 0577 46050
      E-mail: info@villaagostoli.it

      Hotels - ITALIA

      ITALIA

      HOTELS 3 STARS - Siena

      Tel. 0577 41177 - Fax 0577 44554
      E-mail: ffiochi@hotelitalia-siena.it

      Hotels - PORTA ROMANA

      PORTA ROMANA

      HOTELS 3 STARS - Siena

      Tel. 0577 42299 - Fax 0577 223905
      E-mail: info@hotelportaromana.com

      Rooms - IL CHIOSTRO DEL CARMINE

      IL CHIOSTRO DEL CARMINE

      ROOMS - Siena

      Tel. 0577 223885 - Fax 0577 222556
      E-mail: info@chiostrodelcarmine.com

      Hotels - GARDEN

      GARDEN

      HOTELS 4 STARS - Siena

      Tel. 0577 567111 - Fax 0577 46050
      E-mail: direzione@gardenhotel.it

      Agritourism - CASTELLO DELLE QUATTRO TORRA

      CASTELLO DELLE QUATTRO TORRA

      AGRITOURISM 1 EAR - Siena

      Tel. 0577 221122
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      BIMBUS, abbigliamento per bambini da 0 a 14 anni
      BIMBUS, ABBIGLIAMENTO PER BAMBINI DA 0 A 14 ANNI

      ABBIGLIAMENTO, CALZATURE E ACCESSORI

      Tel. 0577 601724 - Fax 0577 601724
      E-mail: bimbusiena@gmail.com

      Filiale di Bancasciano - Taverne d'Arbia
      FILIALE DI BANCASCIANO - TAVERNE D'ARBIA

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      Tel. 0577 365167 - Fax 0577 365219
      E-mail: bccasciano.taverne@bancasciano.it

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      FOTO OTTICA

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      GROUPAMA ASSICURAZIONI DI ALESSANDRO CECCARELLI

      BANCHE, ASSICURAZIONI E FINANZA

      Tel. 0577 48108 - Fax 0577 40410
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      Tel. 0577 364832 - Fax 0577 365698
      E-mail: agiptaverne@virgilio.it

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      Teatro Comunale dei Rinnovati

      Teatro Comunale dei Rinnovati

      SIENA

      Tel. 0577 292265

      Il Locale Di Guido

      Il Locale Di Guido

      SIENA

      Tel. 0577 366199 - Fax 0577.366199
      E-mail: info@illocalediguido.it

      Teatro Dei Rozzi

      Teatro Dei Rozzi

      SIENA

      Tel. 0577 292225

      MONTAPERTI Pizzeria

      MONTAPERTI Pizzeria

      SIENA

      Tel. 0577 366477
      E-mail: marisabaglioni@libero.it

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