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Siena Piazza del Mercato Tours

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Siena Piazza del Mercato
If you're at all familiar with the Italian language, you'll no doubt recognize that the Piazza del Mercato in Siena is the city's historic market square.

Located behind the iconic town hall and tower in Siena's historic center, the Piazza del Mercato was the setting for an outdoor market in this Tuscan town as far back as the 12th century. Vendors at those first markets sold the same things you'll find on sale at Italian markets today – meat and fish, fruit and vegetables, as well as household items, clothing, and even fuel such as coal and oil.

Early on, the stands were structures that remained in the Piazza del Mercato all the time, even when the market was closed. Later, the vendors were moved to the nearby Piazza del Campo, and in the 1950s the market was moved to Viale XXIV Aprile.

Today, even though the name Piazza del Mercato no longer reflects the purpose of the square, it's a good spot to go in Siena to enjoy views of the hills behind the town hall.
Address: Piazza Mercato, Siena, Tuscany 53100, Italy
Hours: Open 24 hours
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Siena Running Tour

Siena Running Tour is a new way of visiting the city by exploiting the potential of running and combining fitness and culture. Visitors will have the opportunity to cover a geographical space wider than what you can usually see with a classic visit on foot and enjoy unaspected views. The starting point is the Fortezza Medicea, a traditional Sienese fitness place, from which your guide will give you a wide introduction to the history of the city, taking advantage of the spectacular view of the Cathedral, of the Torre del Mangia, of the ancient hospital of Santa Maria della Scala, in short, of the most important monuments of Siena, as well as, of course, of the fortress itself. Then we will proceed towards the city center, the Market square, ending the tour in Piazza Salimbeni, historical site of the Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank.
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