Allegory of Good and Bad Government frescoes in Siena

Inside the Palazzo Pubblico in Siena you’ll find one of the greatest secular fresco cycles of the Middle Ages: the exquisite and fascinating “Allegory of Good and Bad government”, painted in 1338-39 by Sienese master Pietro Lorenzetti. This is a much-admired fresco cycle, not just for its impressive scale and beauty but for the message… Read more »

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Tuscany’s Unusual and Mysterious places

In Tuscany there’s no shortage of mysterious places to visit. The ancient haunted castles of Lari and Poppi, a Medieval church in Siena that guards the mummified relic of a venerated saint and the monastic cell of the religious firebrand Savonarola. Tuscany even has its own “sword in the stone”,  a 12th century sword that… Read more »

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Things to do in Siena in 2018

Here’s our pick of the top things to do in Siena in 2018. From a special tour of the Cathedral, to an exhibition of Medieval sculptures. Witness the famous Medieval horse race Il Palio, or go back to school  and learn the fine art of wine appreciation. If you’re planning a visit to Siena and… Read more »

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