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Siena is a medieval town located in Tuscany, in the heart of Italy. It is famous for its gothic architecture, secular traditions and the famous Palio race. The historic center of Siena is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers a fascinating combination of winding streets, historic squares and majestic buildings. The Piazza del Campo is the main square, with its shell shape and the famous tower of the Palazzo Pubblico that stands in its center. Siena is famous for its Palio, an equestrian competition that takes place twice a year in the Piazza del Campo. The Contrada (representatives of the districts) compete in a frantic race on horseback to win the victory and pride for their district. The city also houses one of the oldest universities in Europe, the University of Siena, founded in the thirteenth century, this gives the city a lively atmosphere and youthful energy. The streets of Siena are full of shops, art shops, cafes and restaurants offering authentic Tuscan cuisine. You can enjoy traditional dishes such as ribollita, pici (a homemade pasta) and the region’s famous Chianti wine. Siena is also surrounded by an enchanting countryside, with rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves. Siena’s cultural life is lively, with numerous events, festivals and concerts taking place throughout the year. In particular, the Teatro dei Rinnovati, a historic theater, offers theatrical performances, concerts and artistic performances.