Il Campo

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by kylebarber on December 11, 2000

The round, slanted town square seems rather dramatic after hiking around Firenze and seeing simple piazzas that shadow underneath the imposing architectural wonders above. Il Campo truly seems like a meeting place for the small hillside town of Siena, and sitting at one of the cafes that line the circular piazza and sipping on a cool beverage is a great way to pass a few hours in this beautiful, sleepy little town.

The piazza's Fonte Gaia fountain is apparently a replica of one that was built in the 15th century. Lots of foot traffic from locals and tourists occur here, making for great people watching. I can't even begin to imagine what it would be like during the Palio horse races that occur twice a year, where competing neighborhoods sponsor horses to race around the piazza and win at whatever cost necessary.

Il Campo
Piazza del Campo
Siena, Italy

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