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Siena - Italia
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
N 43° 19.086 E 011° 19.912
32T E 689086 N 4798780
Quick Description: The Palazzo Pubblico (town hall) is a palace in Siena, Tuscany, central Italy.
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 12/1/2018 6:17:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMZMF5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 2

Long Description:
The wikipedia tell us about the Palazzo Pubblico:
quote:

"The Palazzo Pubblico (town hall) is a palace in Siena, Tuscany, central Italy. Construction began in 1297 to serve as the Republic of Siena's government, which consisted of the Podestà and Council of Nine, the elected officials who performed executive functions (and judicial ones in secular matters).

The outside of the structure is an example of Italian medieval architecture with Gothic influences. The lower story is stone while the upper crenellated stories are made of brick. The facade of the palace is curved slightly inwards (concave) to reflect the outwards curve (convex) of the Piazza del Campo, Siena's central square, of which the Palace is the focal point.
The campanile or bell tower, Torre del Mangia, was built between 1325 and 1344; its crown was designed by the painter Lippo Memmi. The tower was designed to be taller than the tower in neighboring rival Florence; at the time it was the tallest structure in Italy. It was fitted with a mechanical clock during the mid-14th century. Its design has been used as the basis for several other campaniles, including the Dock Tower in Grimsby, England, constructed in 1852 and the Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower in the Edgbaston campus of the University of Birmingham, which was completed in 1908."

The wikipedia tell us about Siena:
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"Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the province of Siena.

The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation's most visited tourist attractions, with over 163,000 international arrivals in 2008. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year."

Name: Palazzo Pubblico

Address:
Il Campo
Siena, Toscana Italia


Date of Construction: 1297

Web Site for City/Town/Municipality: [Web Link]

Architect: Not listed

Memorials/Commemorations/Dedications: Not listed

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