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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 - GARDEN

    GARDEN

    HOTELS 4 STARS - Siena

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

    Hotels - PORTA ROMANA

    PORTA ROMANA

    HOTELS 3 STARS - Siena

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

    Rooms - ALL'OMBRA DELLA TORRE

    ALL'OMBRA DELLA TORRE

    ROOMS - Siena

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

    Agritourism - CASTELLO DELLE QUATTRO TORRA

    CASTELLO DELLE QUATTRO TORRA

    AGRITOURISM 1 EAR - Siena

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

    Rooms - IL CHIOSTRO DEL CARMINE

    IL CHIOSTRO DEL CARMINE

    ROOMS - Siena

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

    SHOPPING, CRAFTS AND ENTERPRISES


    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

    GROUPAMA ASSICURAZIONI di Alessandro Ceccarelli
    GROUPAMA ASSICURAZIONI DI ALESSANDRO CECCARELLI

    BANCHE, ASSICURAZIONI E FINANZA

    Tel. 0577 48108 - Fax 0577 40410
    E-mail: Info@groupama.it

    FARVEMA SAS di Velentina Franceschini
    FARVEMA SAS DI VELENTINA FRANCESCHINI

    SERVIZI SANITARI

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

    DISTRIBUTORE ENI di Gentili e Parenti s.n.c.
    DISTRIBUTORE ENI DI GENTILI E PARENTI S.N.C.

    AUTO, RIFORNIMENTI, RIPARAZIONI E RICAMBI

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

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

    BANCHE, ASSICURAZIONI E FINANZA

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

    HELEN DORON - Early English
    HELEN DORON - EARLY ENGLISH

    SCUOLA DI LINGUA O FORMAZIONE PROFESSIONALE

    Tel. 800 912019
    E-mail: siena@helendoron.com


    RESTAURANTS AND SPARE TIME

    MONTAPERTI Pizzeria

    MONTAPERTI Pizzeria

    SIENA

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

    Teatro Comunale dei Rinnovati

    Teatro Comunale dei Rinnovati

    SIENA

    Tel. 0577 292265

    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

    ARCHITECTURE, ART AND CULTURE