the residence La Ferriera
Is located right in the heart of Tuscany, between Arezzo, Siena and Florence. It is an ideal location to discover all the beauties of a unique region, characterized by a thousand colors and a climate particularly favorable to Tourist season.
Great starting point to visit the main points of interest.
What to See: Uffizi, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Giotto's bell tower.
What to See: Piazza Grande Vasari, Duomo, Medieval Walls, Vasari House, National Museum of Medieval Art
According to the legend, the two brothers fled from Rome to escape Romulus who wanted them dead; In the escape they stole a marble pole and took it as a trophy to the place where they took refuge and where they founded the new city. The permit is still the symbol of the city.
On the Etruscan settlement (whose traces can be seen in the Archaeological Museum), a Roman military colony was created at the time of Augusto, Saena Iulia, which in subsequent centuries developed thanks to its position (the city was on the Consular Road Cassia, the Francigena ), The sienna litter that cuddled the twin flourishing city since the Xth century, Siena became a city of merchants, bankers (the Monte dei Paschi di Siena is the oldest bank in the world), popes (Pius II – Aeneas Silvio Piccolomini was part of the Sienese nobility) and saints (Santa Caterina da Siena is the compaterium of Italy).
The war between Guelphs and Ghibellines sees Siena opposed to Guelph Florence, which led to several clashes between which the battle of Montaperti (still celebrated today in the Palio).
With the plague of 1348 the slow decline of the city began until the fall of the Republic and its sale (with the peace of Cateau Cambrèsis) in Florence, followed by the events in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany up to Unification of Italy. drive me to siena