Surrounded by hills, Siena is one of Italy’s most beautiful historic cities, dating back to the 6th century.
According to legend, the city was founded by Senius, son of Remus, and there are numerous statues in Siena of Romulus and Remus being nursed by the wolf.
Take a moment to stop and admire the famous Piazza del Campo, originally laid out as a Roman forum, now a “square” which is actually shell-shaped.
This is venue for the famous Palio held every July and August, dating back to 1633. There is no more authentic Siena experience than joining in with the locals to support the horses in the race after a day on your bike.