Siena always attracts many tourists for its wonderful monuments and many masterpieces which can be admired in its museums. Some great artists were born in Siena such as Duccio di Boninsegna and Nicola Pisano, who worked on the greatest masterpiece in the city: the Duomo.
In narrow and winding lanes, in the museums and oratories of the various 'Contradas' (districts) you may hear Palio propitiatory chants that recall the ancient customs and modern fables. Whilst, in the evening, the patter of soles on the deserted pavements contrasts with the peace of the green valleys which the governors had the foresight to enclose within the city walls centuries earlier.
In the town you can admire many masterpieces such as the Duomo, set in the Piazza del Campo, Siena's red-bricked main square, and the wonderful view from the Facciatone, the hall of Pellegrinaio in Santa Maria della Scala, the Piccolomini library, the prestigious Accademia Chigiana and the large rooms in Fortezza Medicea, that hides the rarest wines from Siena, Tuscany and the rest of Italy.