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Discover The Palazzo Pubblico Of Siena!
Situated in the famous Piazza del Campo in Siena is the magnificent Palazzo Pubblico! The construction of this giant building began in 1297 with the original intention of it being the Republican Government Headquarters. The Palazzo’s façade was specially built with a slight curve to compliment the curve of the world renowned segmented Piazza del Campo.
It’s a classic example of medieval style architecture with some gothic style blended in. A large mechanical clock was added in the 14th century and it has been since a source of inspiration for campaniles all across Europe. Today Palazzo Pubblico is an art haven with colourful frescoes filling almost every room. Browse our vacation rentals in Siena: http://www.tuscany-villas.it/~villas__siena__.shtm
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