Piazza del Campo is one of the most beautiful and famous squares in the entire world. Largely completed in the 13th century, it’s most striking feature is the Torre del Mangia, one of the tallest medieval towers in Italy. Climb up its 400 steps for a stunning view of the entire city including the Duomo (main church), the charming terracotta roofs and the green, cypress strewn hillsides that have changed little over the past 500 years. Next to the Torre is the Palazzo Pubblico, which, has some beautiful frescoes by Ambrogio Lorenzetti and Simone Martini. There are also many cafe’s in the square where you can grab an overpriced espresso and take in the absolute beauty of the place. And if you happen to be in Siena around July 2nd or August 16 - don’t miss the world famous “Palio” horse race, a no rules, 60,000 spectator, bareback free for all between the sixteen Sienese neighborhoods. It is an event like no other.