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  1.  La Torre del Mangia.   23 June 2020, Tuesday.   Film Siena, Italy
         Jun 23, 2020
  Italy, Film, Siena  
  2.  Siena arch.   5 July 2020, Sunday.   Film Siena, Italy
         Jul 5, 2020
  Film, Italy, Siena  
 
 
 
1. La Torre del Mangia
23 June 2020.   Film, Siena  Italy.
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1. La Torre del Mangia
23 June 2020.  Film, Siena, Italy.
 
 
 
 
Torre del Mangia

Seeing as how I just imagined being in the Cinque Terre I thought I'd take an imaginary train to Siena and stick around Italy for awhile longer.

Siena's center is a visual treat; it features a large sloped plaza, la Piazza del Campo, overlooked by a slim tower of brick topped with marble, la Torre del Mangia. The plaza is the site of a famous annual horse race.

La Torre del Mangia was built around 1348. The tower was built to the same height as the Siena Cathedral and its height is said to have been chosen to show that the church and state had equal power. Paul and I climbed to the top of the tower to check out the views and take some photos.

 
 
 
 
Piazza del Campo
     
 
 
 
Piazza del Campo
     
 
 
 
Piazza del Campo
     
 
 
Torre del Mangia
     
 
 
 
Torre del Mangia
     
 
 
 
Torre del Mangia
     
 
 
View of Piazza del Campo from the tower
     
We climbed to the top of the tower and got a good view of the town and the piazza.
 
 
 
View of Piazza del Campo from the tower
     
We climbed to the top of the tower and got a good view of the town and the piazza.
 
 
 
View of Piazza del Campo from the tower
     
We climbed to the top of the tower and got a good view of the town and the piazza.
 
 
2. Siena arch
5 July 2020.   Film, Siena  Italy.
2. Siena arch
5 July 2020.  Film, Siena, Italy.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Siena through an arch
     
 
 
 
Siena through an arch
     
 
 
 
Siena through an arch