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Siena. Palazzo Pubblico

A splendid example of Sienese Gothic architecture, Palazzo Pubblico (Town Hall) is the architectural centre-piece of Piazza del Campo and one of the symbols of Siena. Slightly concave, it merges perfectly with other buildings that surround the square, and focuses all attention on itself. The ground floor is built on pale travertine and opens up through a series of arcades and pointed arches, while in the upper storeys, mullioned windows add a touch of elegance to the red brickwork.The city’s black and white coat of arms or “balzana” can be found underneath every arch and enriches the contrast between light and dark.When the Palazzo Pubblico was built at the end of the 13th century to give the government a stable seat, Siena was at the height of his splendour and wanted to show it off through its architecture. The stone coat of arms with the six balls sitting in the centre of the facade is instead a reminder of the Medici rule from 1555 onwards. By this time, Siena was in a state of decline.

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carol j. phipps16-May-2020 15:54
Massive structure and fine capture. The plaza is always big and inviting. V
lautla09-Oct-2019 18:21
Marvelous piazza, beautiful shot.
Julie Oldfield26-Jun-2019 01:22
Amazing! V
William Barletta25-Jun-2019 16:01
Such a marvelous piazza ~V~
Arnie Peterschmidt25-Jun-2019 04:15
Superb photo of this unique setting, makes me want to go there.
Carter Creek24-Jun-2019 17:31
Magnificent capture. V
Walter Otto Koenig24-Jun-2019 16:09
Great view. Very well composed image of this impressive building. "V"
Réal Jauvin24-Jun-2019 13:58
Magnifique prise de cette impressionnante édifice!
Nick Paoni24-Jun-2019 13:42
Love the architecture.
Zeeby24-Jun-2019 12:54
An excellent shot! V
Jeff Real24-Jun-2019 12:50
A stunning capture of this magnificent place!
Juliette24-Jun-2019 12:36
awesome V
Jim Coffman24-Jun-2019 12:27
A very impressive place! Nice image, Jose....
Pierre Martin24-Jun-2019 11:38
impressive building with that big tower, beautiful presentation!
Yvonne24-Jun-2019 10:13
Some wonderful buildings and a popular place for visitors/tourists too.. superb image Jose. v
Graeme24-Jun-2019 08:58
An amazing capture of these buildings and that tall tower, Jose.V
laine24-Jun-2019 06:27
So easy to imagine the Italian Renaissance and the Medici Family when you look at this marvellous square. Very well photographed, Jose. V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal24-Jun-2019 06:14
Fantastic shot of this beautiful and impressive building. V
John Reynolds LRPS24-Jun-2019 05:23
Fine square and buildings. Not been to Sienna. Must visit!
Dan Greenberg24-Jun-2019 04:19
Amazing view. It looks like a very big tower. ~BV~
Helen Betts24-Jun-2019 04:03
Such a magnificent building, and a fine capture of it. V.
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