[Italy] Siena is a place where I have to punch in my trip to Italy. When I arrived there, it was close to the afternoon. I originally wanted to live in the old town, but because of the tourist season, the hotels in the city were full and I had to find a star hotel outside the old city.
couldnt help but feel the excitement of the heart. After a short break, KF drove to the old city. I was eager to see the old town in this dream, because this is also a Tuscany region. A city with a historical significance and a heavy weight.
Siena, it is like a large open-air museum of Gothic architecture. Many towering and towering Gothic buildings go straight into the sky. The ancient and majestic cathedral exudes the light of medieval religion, and the various shops in the streets and lanes Make this medieval city vibrant.
Historically, Siena was built by the son of Remus, so statues of twin wolves feeding twins can often be seen in town streets. Since the 12th century, with the development of commerce and trade, Siena has gradually become prosperous, and finally reached the strength to compete with Florence. During the 13th century, there have been many wars. In the 14th century, Siena entered its heyday, under the rule of the nine-member parliament, successively built world-famous buildings such as Siena Cathedral, City Hall and Field Square.
Siena's idyllic square is the historical and geographical core of the city. On every sunny day, there are always a lot of young people sitting in the square, sitting quietly, talking quietly, or having a picnic party to enjoy the Tuscan sun. There are also many elegant cafes around the square. No matter who they are, visitors who come to this square for the first time can't help but express their heartfelt admiration. Perhaps it is a wonderful experience to walk in the square.
The tower of the City Hall is a must-see attraction. It overlooks the square from a height and looks like a shell. In addition, the cathedral in the city center is also a gem of medieval religious architecture. It was built in 1215. The construction process spanned more than a century and was built by the efforts of countless Italian artists.
The night of the town, the grand carnival ceremony, the lively is not like words. Lets go ahead and find out that the local children told us that their equestrian competition won the championship. It must be the famous Palio Horse Racing Festival. It is held on the Tianji Square on July 2 and August 16 every summer. Residents of the parish will gather in the square to have a very warm atmosphere. From the joy and excitement of their faces, they can know that such a game must be very large.
The other side of the road, the quiet alley, a child returning home, I seem to see a painting.
Everyone probably has such a memory of going home with a street lamp walking through the alley.
About Siena, if you are not familiar, then know the following points, you can understand his position in the Tuscany region
1. Roman brothers, "mother wolf baby" is about the source of Rome It is said that Siena was founded by the son of Remus, one of the twins fed by the wolf, so the sign of the wolf feeding can be seen everywhere in Siena, and it also lays the important lineage of Siena
2 The fierce enemy of Florence, the 12-13th century is the most prosperous period of Siena, the Siena Bank brought wealth and prestige here, Siena as an independent city-state, the emperor and the Pope of Florence are incompatible with each other. There have been countless battles in the territorial disputes, until the outbreak of the Black Death in Siena, the loss was heavy, nearly two-thirds of the population was extinct from the epidemic
3. The Renaissance pursued the Gothic dream, Siena adhered to a Gothic dreams, churches, squares, fountains have maintained their own Gothic obstinacy, which is also a unique self-promotion in the Renaissance trend
4. Horse Racing Festival, July 2 and August 16 each year Held twice, at this time Siena blooms his own heat Blood in front of the world
5. Tiramisu's hometown of Tiramis, Siena from the heyday to the silence, completed his centuries of historical missions, the story here has a long history, like Florence has a heavy accumulation of sediment, As the city of glory in Tuscany, it is worthwhile to carefully recollect
shuttle through the world heritage treasure house, to slow down and feel the medieval atmosphere around us.