Siena was founded in the Etruscan period but it wasn’t until the Middle Ages that the city peeked in terms of wealth and greatness.
A period in which Siena even became one of Europe’s financial capitals.
Via Francigena – the pilgrim route – and the many possessions in the southern part of Tuscany made Siena one of the most important city-states of the medieval era.
In order to show off the city’s wealth and power many beautiful monuments were built.
The religious centre with its amazing Romanesque-Gothic cathedral, the baptistery and the political core with the impressive town hall on the world famous Piazza del Campo.