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"Terzo di Città"


About "Terzo di Città"

The First One, called "Terzo di Città" was the earliest inhabited area of Siena.

In the "Terzo di Città", there still is Piazza Postierla, which features the smallest window in the world, situated on the building on the right of the square. Via di Castelvecchio used to host, on the highest hilltop of the area, and the Castelsenio, refuge of Remus according to legend, and the Cappella delle Ceneri di Sant'Ansano, where the city's first martyr is said to have been jailed. In Via di Stalloreggi, there is the Madona of the Crow built where according to legend a crow fell in 1348 spreading the plague through the city. The "Terzo di Città" also has the Duomo, an imposing cathedral of black and white marble and the Museum of Santa Maria della Scala set in the structure of one of Europe's first hospitals as well as the Center for Contemporary Arts, Palazzo delle Papesse.


What to see in "Terzo di Città"?

Duomo and Santa Maria della Scala

One of the things that you should not miss top see in Siena is The Cathedral of Siena (in Italian: Duomo di Siena) dating from its earliest days as a Roman Catholic Marian Church and now to Santa Maria Assunta (Most Holy Mary of Assumption) and it is a medieval church.

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Palazzo delle Papesse (Centro d'Arte Contemporanea)

Along the prestigious Via della Città not so far from Piazza del Campo stands the Palazzo Piccolomini known also as Palazzo delle Papesse.

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Pinacoteca Nazionale

Pinacoteca Nazionale is a National Painting Gallery that houses many works by master artists. The gallery has one of the largest collections of Sienese paintings with gold backgrounds from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

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