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Bird's eye view of The CampoThe hill top glory of the medieval city of Siena contains old houses and palaces still lining the narrow winding streets of the city. Siena is the medieval city par excellence, more intimate and possibly more appealing than Florence itself.


The heart of Siena is the shell-shaped square called the Campo, the scene of the famous Palio, a horse race, run twice yearly, between the town's medieval coThe Campontrade, or districts. Siena has 17 contrade each with its own flag. Also in the Campo is Siena's town hall.