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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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    ACCOMODATION

    Rooms - ALL'OMBRA DELLA TORRE

    ALL'OMBRA DELLA TORRE

    ROOMS - Siena

    Tel. 0577 393013 - Fax 0577 393013
    E-mail: info@ombradellatorre.it

    Luxury Accommodation - ANTICA FONTE RESIDENZA DI SIENA

    ANTICA FONTE RESIDENZA DI SIENA

    LUXURY ACCOMMODATION 2 STARS - Siena

    Tel. 0577 930589 - Fax 0577 318058
    E-mail: info@anticafonteresidenza.it

    Hotels - GARDEN

    GARDEN

    HOTELS 4 STARS - Siena

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

    Rooms - IL CHIOSTRO DEL CARMINE

    IL CHIOSTRO DEL CARMINE

    ROOMS - Siena

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

    Hotels - PORTA ROMANA

    PORTA ROMANA

    HOTELS 3 STARS - Siena

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

    Agritourism - CASTELLO DELLE QUATTRO TORRA

    CASTELLO DELLE QUATTRO TORRA

    AGRITOURISM 1 EAR - Siena

    Tel. 0577 221122
    E-mail: info@quattrotorra.it

    SHOPPING, CRAFTS AND ENTERPRISES


    Filiale di Bancasciano Siena-2
    FILIALE DI BANCASCIANO SIENA-2

    BANCHE, ASSICURAZIONI E FINANZA

    Tel. 0577 21399 - Fax 0577 225104
    E-mail: bccasciano.siena2@bancasciano.it

    GIOVANNI SANTI, Fotoreporter
    GIOVANNI SANTI, FOTOREPORTER

    FOTO OTTICA

    Tel. 347 9764722
    E-mail: himsa@tin.it

    PROSALUS, Sanitaria Ortopedia
    PROSALUS, SANITARIA ORTOPEDIA

    SERVIZI SANITARI

    Tel. 0577 282093 - 0577 237910
    E-mail: info@prosalus.bio

    AUTONOLEGGIO SENESE di Dionisi Alessandro
    AUTONOLEGGIO SENESE DI DIONISI ALESSANDRO

    SERVIZI TURISTICI

    Tel. 0577 594791 - Fax 0577 594791
    E-mail: info@autonoleggiosenese.it

    FARVEMA SAS di Velentina Franceschini
    FARVEMA SAS DI VELENTINA FRANCESCHINI

    SERVIZI SANITARI

    Tel. 0577 365422
    E-mail: farmelena@alice.it

    NATURA VERDE s.n.c. di Rossi Paola
    NATURA VERDE S.N.C. DI ROSSI PAOLA

    FIORI, PIANTE E GIARDINAGGIO

    Tel. 0577 365255 - Fax 0577 365255
    E-mail: naturaverde1959@libero.it


    RESTAURANTS AND SPARE TIME

    MONTAPERTI Pizzeria

    MONTAPERTI Pizzeria

    SIENA

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

    Teatro Dei Rozzi

    Teatro Dei Rozzi

    SIENA

    Tel. 0577 292225

    Il Locale Di Guido

    Il Locale Di Guido

    SIENA

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

    Teatro Comunale dei Rinnovati

    Teatro Comunale dei Rinnovati

    SIENA

    Tel. 0577 292265

    ARCHITECTURE, ART AND CULTURE