Capitoline Wolf at Siena Duomo. According to a legend Siena was founded by Senius and Aschius, two sons of Remus. When they fled Rome, they took the statue of the She-wolf to Siena, which became a symbol of the town.
Siena Cathedral
Interior of the Siena Cathedral
Façade of the Palazzo Pubblico (town hall) during the Palio days
Piazza Salimbeni
Streets of old Siena
Basilica of San Domenico
View from the Campanile del Mangia
Madonna and Child with saints polyptych by Duccio (1311–18)
Sassetta, Institution of the Eucharist (1430–32), Pinacoteca di Siena
Stadio Artemio Franchi – Montepaschi Arena
The Strade Bianche cycling race starts and finishes in Siena
Siena, Campanile Palazzo Pubblico & Duomo
Siena, Campanile, Torre del Mangia (Palazzo Pubblico)
Siena, Duomo
The interior of the dome in the Siena cathedral
Interior of the dome at the duomo, Siena
Panorama of Siena
Piazza del Campo

City in Tuscany, Italy.

- Siena

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Thornthwaite climate classification of Tuscany
Cinerary urns of the Villanovan culture
The Chimera of Arezzo, Etruscan bronze, 400 BC
Battle of Montaperti, 1260
Primavera (1482) by Botticelli
Hanging and burning of Girolamo Savonarola in Piazza della Signoria in Florence 1498 - Painting depicting Renaissance Florence
Map of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany
Memorial to the victims of the Sant'Anna di Stazzema massacre, in which 560 locals were murdered by Nazi Germans and Italian Fascists in 1944
Michelangelo's David
A painting from the Sienese School by Pietro Lorenzetti
Giacomo Puccini
Tuscan poet and literary figure Petrarch
An assortment of Tuscan foods: various wine and cheese, and different sorts of salamis and hams
Vineyards in the Chianti region
The Via de' Tornabuoni in Florence, the city's top fashion and shopping street, contains some of the world's most luxurious clothing and jewelry houses, such as Cartier, Ferragamo, Gucci, Versace and Bulgari
Sunflower field near Castiglione della Pescaia, Maremma
Tuscan landscape near Barga between the Apuan Alps and the Apennine Mountains
Lake Massaciuccoli
A view of the Chianti countryside
Balze di Volterra
Fallow deer in the Padule di Bolgheri
Arno river in Casentino
Hilly landscape in Val d'Orcia
Guido of Arezzo
A page from Fibonacci's Liber Abaci (1202)
Battle of Giglio (1241)
Dante Alighieri, author of the Divine Comedy
Leonardo da Vinci
Lorenzo de' Medici
Niccolò Machiavelli, author of The Prince
Amerigo Vespucci
Cosimo I de' Medici, first Grand Duke of Tuscany
Galileo Galilei
Pinocchio, created by Carlo Collodi (1883)
An Italian partisan in Florence (1944)
San Gimignano
Monte Argentario
Maremma Regional Park
Michelangelo's David

The main tourist spots are Florence, Pisa, San Gimignano, Lucca, Castiglione della Pescaia, Grosseto and Siena.

Republic of Siena

Italy, including the Republic of Siena (in dark orange), at the close of the 15th century
Palazzo Pubblico, the seat of the Republic's government
Italy, including the Republic of Siena (in dark orange), at the close of the 15th century
A miniature depicting the Battle of Montaperti, from the Nuova Cronica (14th century)
Medieval coin of the Republic of Siena (12th century)
Map of the Republic of Siena (bluish-gray, "Repubblica di Siena")
The historic centre dominated by the Duomo
Borders of the Republic of Siena from 1125 to 1559

The Republic of Siena (Repubblica di Siena, Respublica Senensis) was a historic state consisting of the city of Siena and its surrounding territory in Tuscany, central Italy.

Province of Siena

Province in Tuscany, Italy.

Its capital is the city of Siena.

Stefano di Giovanni

For the village near Livorno, see Sassetta, Tuscany

Detail of il Sassetta's Ispirazione di San Tommaso, 1423, Museum of Art, Budapest
Reconstrucion du Retable de Borgo san Sepolcro arrière
Saint Francis Abandons His Father.
Sassetta, Madonna col Bambino e quattro santi
Sassetta – The Meeting of St. Anthony and St. Paul – WGA20868

Some say he was born in Siena although there is also a hypothesis that he was born in Cortona.


Maestà detail of Madonna and Child on throne
The Calling of the Apostles Peter and Andrew (from the Maestà) c. 1308–1311.
Madonna with child, the child touching the virgin's veil
The Nativity with the Prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel, 1308–1311, National Gallery of Art
Madonna with Child, c. 1300–1305.
Crucifixion Triptych
Flight into Egypt
Disputation with the Doctors
The Raising of Lazarus
Christ and the Samaritan Woman
Maestà, detail
Rucellai Madonna
Christ before Caiaphas

Duccio di Buoninsegna (, ; c. 1255–1260 – c. 1318–1319) was an Italian painter active in Siena, Tuscany, in the late 13th and early 14th century.

Piazza del Campo

Siena's Piazza del Campo
Gores of brick paving viewed from the Torre del Mangia
Fonte Gaia

Piazza del Campo is the main public space of the historic center of Siena, Tuscany, Italy and is regarded as one of Europe's greatest medieval squares.

Palio di Siena

The carroccio of Siena during the Corteo Storico procession preceding the Palio of August 2006
View of the Piazza del Campo, where the Palio is run
The drappellone banner of the Palio of 16 August 2009, painted by Giuliano Ghelli
A typical image of the four-day party: groups of Contrada della Torre (Tower) on stage singing
The crowd fills the Piazza del Campo just before departure.
The horses come into the Piazza del Campo for a grand entrance.
Municipality workers tighten the ropes just at the beginning of the race.
Each contrada is called to take its place before the race.
The last horse enters; the move is valid: Race starts.
The start of the Palio of 16 August 2006
Alberto Ricceri expresses his joy at the victory on 16 August 2006 for Selva (Forest).
Jonatan Bartoletti kisses Brento in thanks, before entering the Church for Maria Mater Gratiae.

The Palio di Siena (known locally simply as Il Palio) is a horse race that is held twice each year, on 2 July and 16 August, in Siena, Italy.

Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany

Grand Duke of Tuscany from 1587 to 1609, having succeeded his older brother Francesco I.

Portrait by Scipione Pulzone, 1590
Ferdinando I de' Medici as Cardinal (1562 to 1589).
Evangelium Sanctum Domini Nostri Jesu Christi in Arabic, 1590, with Arabic types of Robert Granjon, Typographia Medicea, Rome.
Pietro Tacca's Monumento dei Quattro Mori (Monument of the Four Moors) in Leghorn, showing Ferdinando holding baton of a field marshal standing victorious above chained Moorish captives. (1623)

He finally obtained the formal investiture of Siena, which his father had conquered.

Italian Renaissance painting

Painting of the period beginning in the late 13th century and flourishing from the early 15th to late 16th centuries, occurring in the Italian Peninsula, which was at that time divided into many political states, some independent but others controlled by external powers.

Raphael, The Betrothal of the Virgin, 1504
Botticelli: The Birth of Venus for the Medici
Domenico Ghirlandaio, The Birth of the Virgin Mary, shows the introduction of patron's families into religious cycles.
Paolo Uccello, The Battle of San Romano, demonstrates the preoccupation with the development of linear perspective, in a secular subject
Sandro Botticelli, Primavera, showing a Classical allegory for a private patron
Duccio di Buoninsegna: Madonna and Child c. 1280 National Gallery, London, is mainly Italo-Byzantine in style.
Giotto: The Lamentation, c. 1305, Scrovegni Chapel, foreshadows the Renaissance.
Taddeo Gaddi: Annunciation to the Shepherds (detail), Santa Croce
Orcagna: The Triumph of Death (detail), c. 1350, Museum of Santa Croce
Simone Martini: The Annunciation, 1333, Uffizi, is International Gothic in style.
Masaccio, The Tribute Money for the Brancacci Chapel.
Paolo Uccello: The Presentation of the Virgin shows his experiments with perspective and light.
Piero della Francesca: The Flagellation demonstrates the artist's control over both perspective and light.
Mantegna: The Gonzaga family (detail)
St. Jerome in His Study, c. 1475. National Gallery, London
Perugino: Christ Giving the Keys to Peter
Domenico Ghirlandaio and workshop:Vocation of the Apostles, Sistine Chapel
Leonardo da Vinci: The Last Supper
Michelangelo: The Creation of Adam
Raphael: The School of Athens, commissioned by Pope Julius II to decorate a suite now known as the Raphael Rooms in the Vatican
Giovanni Bellini: The Brera Madonna
Giovanni Bellini, The San Zaccaria Altarpiece
Giorgione: The Tempest
Titian: Assumption of the Virgin
Correggio: ''Assumption of the Virgin

Local government buildings were decorated with frescoes and other works both secular, such as Ambrogio Lorenzetti's The Allegory of Good and Bad Government, and religious, such as Simone Martini's fresco of the Maestà, in the Palazzo Pubblico, Siena.

University of Siena

Pietro Ispano (Pope John XXI)
Palazzo San Galgano, The School of Humanities and Philosophy

The University of Siena (Università degli Studi di Siena, abbreviation: UNISI) in Siena, Tuscany, is one of the oldest and first publicly funded universities in Italy.