Sometimes a town is a color.
The UNESCO designated hill town of Siena lent its name to the color “sienna.” One step inside the walls, there’s little question why. The city’s brick faced buildings share a distinctive burnt orange color.
Siena is one of the larger Tuscan hill towns. Its 17 contrada or districts cover a much larger area than San Gimignano. The town has a more modern feel yet still retains its historic layout. Siena feels like something more than a tourist town. Blending of the old and the new is something that Siena manages particularly well.
I could go on about Siena, but I won’t. This time I’ll let the pictures do the talking. For more, you’ll just have to visit it yourself.