Loggia dei Mercanzia
In 1346 water first bubbled forth from the Fonte Gaia in the upper part of the square. The fountain's panels are reproductions; the...
Piazza del Campo
This sloping piazza, popularly known as Il Campo, has been Siena's civic and social centre since being staked out by the ruling...
Centro Guide Turistiche Siena e Provincia
The pick of the tours offered by this association of accredited guides are the 90-minute Classical Siena Walking Tour (€20, 11am...
Squeeze into this tiny, heart-of-the-action space to enjoy some of Siena's best coffee. In summer, the coffee granita with a dollop of...
Delectable gelato with flavours that change with the seasons; many of the ingredients are organic or Slow Food-accredited. They do...
Loggia dei Mercanzia information
The 15th-century triple-arched balcony Loggia dei Mercanzia, where merchants used to plot deals, is worth a visit. From here, strike east along Banchi di Sotto to pass Palazzo Piccolomini, a Renaissance palazzo housing the city's archives. Further east are the 13th-century Basilica di Santa Maria dei Servi, with frescoes by Pietro Lorenzetti in a chapel off the north transept, and the 14th-century Porta Romana.