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  Siena - LoveToKnow 1911
Siena is divided into seventeen contrade (wards), each with a distinct appellation and a chapel and flag of its own; and every year ten of these contrade, chosen by lot, send each one horse to compete for the prize palio or banner.
Siena was probably founded by the Etruscans (a few tombs of that period have been found outside Porta Camollia), and then, falling under the Roman rule, became a colony in the reign of Augustus, or a little earlier, and was distinguished by the name of Saena Julia.
During the rule of the nobles and the mixed rule of nobles and popolani the commune of Siena was enlarged by fortunate acquisitions of neighbouring lands and by the submission of feudal lords, such as the Scialenghi, Aldobrandeschi, Pannocchieschi, Visconti di Campiglia, andc.
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 Province of Siena - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Siena (Italian: Provincia di Siena) is a province in the Tuscany region of Italy.
Historically, the province corresponds to the former republic of Siena.
Apart from the city of Siena the principal towns are Poggibonsi, Colle di Val d'Elsa, San Gimignano and Montepulciano.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Province_of_Siena   (218 words)

 Siena - Tuscany - Italy
Siena was an Etruscan settlement and a small Roman town, the seat of a Christian bishop by the 5th century, but its importance began in the early 12th century, when a self-governing commune replaced the earlier aristocratic government.
Siena's republic, struggling internally between nobles and the popular party, usually worked in political opposition to its great rival, Florence, and was in the 13th century predominantly Ghibelline in opposition to Florence's Guelph position.
Siena rivalled Florence in the arts through the 13th and 14th centuries: the important late medieval painter Duccio (1253—1319) was a Senese but worked across the peninsula.
www.italyworldclub.com /toscana/siena/siena.htm   (469 words)

 Hotels, B&B, Farm Holiday, Apartments in siena Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The hotel is situated in a residential area of Siena, near to the University of Siena's Teaching Facolty and the New Hospital's Congress Centre.
The Angeli B&B is a villa close to the center of Siena, located in a quiet area, easy to reach from the exit (1 km) of the highway to Grosseto, Florence and Arezzo.
Albergo Centrale is a family- run Hotel, situated in the centre of Siena, 50 meters from Piazza del Campo and near to the Dome and the other museums of the city.
www.bbplanet.it /st_en.asp?provincia=SIENA   (428 words)

 Siena, Italy  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Siena retains its medieval architecture, including walls and gates that surround the city.
Among the city's noteworthy public institutions is the University of Siena (1240), with faculties of medicine and law.
In the 16th century Siena was subjugated by its rival, Florence.
www.galenfrysinger.com /siena_italy.htm   (159 words)

 Toskana.net - Tuscany Accommodations Farmhouses Hotels B&B   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The holiday accommodations Il Vecchio Mulino are situated in the metalliferous hills of Radicondoli, between the provinces of Siena, Grosseto and Pisa.
Podere Il Caggiolino is situated in a beautiful hilly position 1 km outside of Castel San Gimignano, part of the Province of Siena in central Tuscany.
The holiday apartments of the hamlet Le Mascie are embedded in the Tuscany countryside between Siena and Casole d'Elsa.
www.toskana.net /mappa_e/mappa.php?mappa=Siena&PHPSESSID=32552b5b5bf2ed8b95d92552b057014b   (1600 words)

 Hotels in Siena (province)
Siena, SI This modern hotel stands adjacent to the Porta Camollia, the historical entrance to the medieval town of Siena.
Torrita di Siena, SI Traditional rustic stone villa situated in the Tuscan countryside in Torrita di Siena, 12 kilometres from Montepulciano.
Siena, SI This classic mid-19th century family villa is located in peaceful landscaped gardens within a park of mature oak trees, three kilometres from the centre of...
www.expedia.co.uk /daily/hotels/Italy/Chiusdino.asp   (797 words)

 ::: Telecities :::
1995 he has been elected town councillor of the province of Siena with competences relatives to: territorial planning, civil defence, environmental protection, water resources, protection of the soil of the informative and statistics system.
The association Terrecablate Telecommunications was founded in the April 2002 among the province of Siena and the villages around Siena.
The Terrecablate target is the development, in the territory of the Province of Siena, of the functions and of the management of:
www.comune.siena.it /telecities/speakers/bombagli.html   (381 words)

 Province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Province — The Franciscan Order (Order of Friars Minor) is divided into jurisdictional and geographical entities known as Provinces.
The Friars at Siena College belong to the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus.
We are sometimes referred to as the "New York Province." There are approximately 400 friars in our province (28 at Siena).
www.siena.edu /friary/glossprovince.htm   (131 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The highway from Siena to Betolle is a bridge towards Umbria and marks the border between Chianti and the magical Crete Senesi, one of the most fascinating areas of our penninsola.
Montepulciano is the point of passage towards the Val di Chiana considered by many to be direct route to Siena as it’s traversed by the Auto Strada A1 (the section Rome-Florence); here it is possible to detect the presence of the fascinating culture of the Etruscans, tied to the myth of King Porsenna.
On the slopes of this mountain an authentic slice of Tuscany is entrenched, a part ot Tuscany that refuses to standardized or stereotyped, where the inhabitants indentify themselves with the mountain and its forests.
www.terresienainbici.it /pages_eng/dove_pedalare.asp   (377 words)

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apartments in the province of Siena on the tuscan hills of the province of Siena.
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 Murlo in the Province of Siena, Tuscany Italy
and is located in the southwest of the province of Siena, among the valleys of the Merse, Arbia and Ombrone rivers.
Siena can be reached in only 20 minutes by car, Florence or the coast in less than one hour, Montalcino, Chianti, Pienza, S. Antimo, S. Galgano in 30 minutes - considering only a few of the important tourist places nearby.
Important Etruscan sites can be found all over the territory, and it is held that the DNA of this ancient population is to be find in present-day inhabitants, due to the fact that the area was cut away from trade, invasions and migrations for many centuries.
www.murlo.info   (411 words)

 Siena and San Gimignano   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Capital of the unofficial province of Chianti, Siena is surrounded on all sides by rolling hills blanketed with emerald-green vineyards.
Siena's most famous landmark, where the famed Palio hrse race and pageant are held each year in July and August.
Palazzo Sangedoni, which curves around the northeastern corner of the square, was built in 1216 and remodeled in 1339.
www.premier.net /~Italy/siena.htm   (201 words)

The city of Siena extends over 3 hills of tuff (fragmental rock made of stratified volcanic ash) in central Tuscany, bordered on the north by the Chianti region and the Crete Senesi to the south.
The heart of Siena is undoubtedly the Piazza del Campo, with its spectacular Palazzo Pubblico and the Torre del Mangia from which it is possible to enjoy a beautiful view of the city.
The Siena Cathedral, with its splendid façade in polychrome marble, is an exceptional example of Roman-Gothic architecture.
www.tuscany.org /Cities/Siena   (587 words)

 Riserve Naturali Senesi - Typical Products
About 750.000 hectoliters of wine are produced every year in the province of Siena: they mainly come form the twelve DOC (registered designation of origin) and by the five DOCG wines characterizing the area of Siena.
Evidence of the centuries in which Siena represented a crossroads for spices, Saffron is today one of the most important products of the province, which is an ideal habitat also for several aromatic plants like Calamint and Moench which acquire here particularly intense scents.
In Siena chick peas and beans are cultivated in small quantities: they are delicate and sapid at the same time, and in them you can find all the contrasts of a province enclosing both sweetness and harshness, both small villages and boundless hilly landscapes.
www.parks.it /parchi.siena/Epro.html   (410 words)

 Toskana.net - Holiday in Tuscany: Arezzo and Province of Arezzo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Agriturismo Il Rattoppo is situated in the Val di Chiana in Tuscany, in the Province of Arezzo, on the borders to the Province of Siena, only a few minutes from Cortona away.
The Incrociata farm is situated within the Tuscany countryside of the Valdambra, in the triangle between Florence, Arezzo and Siena on the border to the Southern Chianti Area.
There are apartments of several size, for 2 upt to 6 persons, a restaurant and a pool in the garden as well as renaissance halls with frescoes, ideal for wedding receptions, meetings...
www.toskana.net /tuscany/arezzo.htm   (379 words)

 Wine of the Siena region
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CHIANTI CLASSICO Chianti Classico is produced on the hills between Florence and Siena from Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Trebbiano and white Malvasia grapes with the addition of other grapes like the Mammolo, the Colorino and raisins.
This wine is produced in the province of Siena but outside the Chianti Classico area.
www.aboutsiena.com /wine-of-Siena.html   (820 words)

 Siena - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Siena retained its independence in Tuscany until the 16th century.
On the Piazza Salimbeni is the Palazzo Salimbeni, a notable building and also the medieval headquarters of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, one of the oldest banks in continuous existence and a major player in the Senese economy.
Siena's train station is located at the bottom of a long hill outside the city walls, and travellers with luggage should look for a taxi or bus (from the stop opposite the station).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Siena,_Italy   (2224 words)

 Bed and Breakfast province of Siena bed & breakfasts province of siena B&B province of Siena
Charming bed and breakfast in the province of Siena on the tuscan hills of the province of Siena.
Bed and breakfasts in the province of Siena for holidays on the green hills of chiantishire.
BandB in the province of Siena in Tuscany.
www.uplink.it /sienaholidays/bed-and-breakfast-bed-and-breakfasts-province-siena.asp   (163 words)

 Holiday accommodation in Siena Province, Tuscany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Italy > Tuscany and Florence > Siena Province > Gaiole in Chianti
For 2-6 guests, 8 km from Siena at the gateway to the Chianti area.
Built in the 13th century within the remaining walls of the antique Castle of Cennina it is the perfect location for daytrips to Siena, Florence, Arezzo and Perugia.
www.ownersdirect.co.uk /siena-province.htm   (1339 words)

 Italy - Siena   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Siena, in the province of Tuscany, is not far from Florence and was once that city's rival in wealth and power.
At any time of year it is a joy to visit, but in July and August, the city comes alive for the running of the Palio, a horse race with a history that goes back to the city's medieval heyday.
Siena's Duomo or Cathedral is built of marble and dark green stone, giving it somewhat of a zebra striped look.
www.emeraldworld.net /siena.html   (267 words)

 tuscany siena apartment rentals chianti
To the Siena province belong the most famous towns of Tuscany: Siena itself, the probably most beautiful town in Tuscany, San Gimignano famous for its towers, Montepulciano and Montalcino famous for the wine and the Chianti area with the small towns Castellina in Chianti and Radda in Chianti where the Chianti Classico wine is produced.
In the green heart of Italy, surrounded by the apennin alps and the Chianti mountains, the province of Arezzo is a territory steeped in history and tradition....
Florence is the most famous town of Tuscany, known all over the world, for being the cultural center of Tuscany.
www.tuscanymarket.com /tuscany/siena.htm   (289 words)

 Siena: Residenza d'Arte - Traveler Reviews - excellent hotel! - TripAdvisor
This beautiful boutique hotel is in province of Siena, in the middle of Southern Tuscany, near everything we want to visit: Pienza, Montepulciano, Cortona, Montalcino and Siena of course.
I assume you can take a taxi from Siena if you arrive there first, but I can't be sure (since the taxi will have to drive a long way outbound with no chance of a return fare).
The proprietor was so kind as to drive us to the train station at Torrita di Siena, where we caught a train to Siena, paying full price for the tickets plus penalty for buying them on the train (there's no ticket office at the Torrita di Siena station).
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 Comune di Siena - Rimani a Siena - GIROGUSTANDO 2006
Come in passato, ogni serata in programma riproporrà gli interventi degli enologi ad illustrare i vini abbinati con le pietanze, le "passerelle" dei cuochi che si racconteranno al pubblico, le curiosità legate agli ingredienti tipici di volta in volta impiegati per la preparazione.
Luca Rossi ed il Metateatro di Siena, Ugo Giulio Lurini ed i giullari, lo stornellatore Franco Baldi saranno alcuni dei protagonisti delle esibizioni, che alterneranno sprazzi di satira medievale, letture di scrittori "autoctoni" e momenti di improvvisazione.
Un abbondante condimento artistico insomma, così da rendere le serate ancora più interattive: a riconoscimento della loro partecipazione, i ristoratori protagonisti in cucina riceveranno una speciale magnum di vino con etichetta dipinta dal pittore senese Bruno Staccioli.
www.comune.siena.it /news.asp?id=13816&l=en   (547 words)

 Historic Centre of Siena - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
Siena is the embodiment of a medieval city.
During this period the work of Duccio, the Lorenzetti brothers and Simone Martini was to influence the course of Italian and, more broadly, European art.
The whole city of Siena, built around the Piazza del Campo, was devised as a work of art that blends into the surrounding landscape.
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 westword.com - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
So does Siena, the latest offering from veteran Denver chef and restaurateur Janette Leone, which takes a little of this and a little of that from not just Tuscany, but other regions around the Mediterranean, to create a repertoire of well-constructed, often clever meals.
Whereas Root claims that the province of Siena is known almost exclusively for its desserts, the restaurant Siena handles all the courses with equal proficiency.
In fact, Siena's dishes were so comfortably large--amazing, considering the reasonable costs of the food here--that we could only split one dessert.
www.westword.com /issues/1996-09-26/cafe2_1.html   (924 words)

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