Things to see in Siena, Monteriggioni and San Gimignano


   Siena Cathedral (Duomo)
 
 
  Bronze door and the bell tower
 black and white marbles were used.
 
   Piazza del Campo and other buildings

Palazzo Pubblico (town hall) has frescoes collectively known as "Allegory and Effects of Good and Bad Goverment" by Ambrogio Lorenzetti.

Permission was granted to use the following images of the Effects of Good and Bad Government by Web Gallery of Art.


Effects of Good Government on the City Life

Effects of Bad Government on the City Life

  Piazza del Campo
During Palio
  other buildings
 Pinacoteca Nazionale (Siena)
 
   Montereggioni
 A medieval walled town
 
  Chianti wines are produced here.
 
   San Gimignano

 

San Gimignano is a medieval walled town in Tuscany.

 The Annunciation by Domenico Ghirlandaio.

This painting completed in 1482, is in a courtyard connected to the Collegiata.


Collegiata

 

In the north aisle the frescoes depict 26 episodes from the Old Testament (1367) by Bartolo di Fredi. The opposite wall contains scenes from the Life of Christ (1333-41) by Lippo Memmi. No photography allowed.

 

wine tasting