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Siena

The Top 10 Places to Go in Tuscany

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Siena is a classic medieval hill town in Tuscany famous for its large fan-shaped piazza the Piazza del Campo, dominated by its bell tower, the Torre del Mangia. 

Siena's annual summer horse race, Il Palio, is about as different from the Kentucky Derby as one can imagine: Bareback riders race the horses along the city's cobblestone streets, in keeping with medieval tradition. 

Off the main piazza, Siena's medieval streets are lined with shops and rustic trattoria serving traditional Tuscan cuisine. Find a cozy spot, preferably one filled with Italians, and sample local fare paired with a nice bottle of regional wine.