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Piazza del Campo, Siena, Italy 12 May 2016

Posted on 12 May 2016
Piazza del Campo, Siena, Italy
Piazza del Campo, Siena, Italy
Piazza del Campo, Siena, Italy

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Siena’s main square is famous as the site of the annual Palio horse races. Its paved surface is divided into nine segments, commemorating the ‘Noveschi’ (Council of Nine) that governed Siena from the mid-13th to the 14th century.

To learn more about Siena's historical sights, read our Tuscany Travel Guide or visit our online shop to purchase a copy of Insight Guides: Tuscany. 


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