WALKING TOUR OF SIENA: “The Gothic Dream”
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Time: 11:15am – 1:15pm
Discover the medieval magic of Siena as you walk the streets of this historic Tuscan hilltown. The tour will begin with a close-up exterior view of the striking Gothic-style Cathedral of Siena. We will then continue on to the Piazza del Campo, which has been described as the most beautiful piazza in Italy and where the celebrated Palio horse race is run, and enter the medieval town hall called Palazzo Pubblico to view Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s amazing fresco cycle called “The Allegory of Good and Bad Government.” Afterwards, we will visit a historic “Contrada” (one of Siena‘s 17 neighborhoods) building, to explore their Palio museum of costumes, memorabilia and victory trophies.