Siena topics of interest and background information to help you learn more about it

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Free things to see and do in Siena

 
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Festivals, holidays, traditions, and other events in Siena

 

A brief history of Florence and Tuscany, from prehistoric times to the 21C

 
Self Portrait (1889) by Vincent van Gogh, in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Art and architecture in Italy

 

From ancient Romans, Greeks, and Etruscans to the Renaissance to World War II, a brief primer on Italian history

 

The mysteries of the metric system

 

Famous people throughout Italian history