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What is the Republic of Siena?

The Republic of Siena ( Italian: Repubblica di Siena, Latin: Respublica Senensis) was a historic state consisting of the city of Siena and its surrounding territory in Tuscany, central Italy. It existed for over 400 years, from 1125 to 1555.

What is Siena and how does it work?

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What is the contrade of Siena?

Contrade of Siena. A contrada (plural: contrade) is a district, or a ward, within an Italian city. The most well-known contrade are probably the 17 contrade of Siena whose representatives race on horseback in the Palio di Siena, run twice each year.

What is the Palio di Siena?

The Palio di Siena is a traditional medieval horse race run around the Piazza del Campo twice each year, on 2 July and 16 August. The event is attended by large crowds, and is widely televised.

What is the province of Siena?

The province of Siena (Italian: provincia di Siena, [proˈvint͡ʃa ˈdi ˈsjɛːna]) is a province in Tuscany, Italy. Its capital is the city of Siena .

What is the Republic of Siena coinage?

The Coinage of the Republic of Siena are the coins minted by the Republic of Siena from the second half of the 12th century until the fall of the Republic of Siena exiled in Montalcino ( Italy) in 1559, following the Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis .

How long did the Republic of Siena last?

The Republic existed for over four hundred years, from the 12th century until the year 1555. During the golden age of Siena before the Black Death in 1348, the city was home to 50,000 people. In the Italian War of 1551–59, the republic was defeated by the rival Duchy of Florence in alliance with the Spanish crown.

What is the difference between Siena and Florence?

Siena, city, central Italy, in the Toscana (Tuscany) regione. It lies about 30 miles (48 km) south of Florence. The city was important in history as a commercial and banking city until surpassed by Florence in the 13th–14th century.

How many contrades are there in Siena?

Currently there are 17 Contrade in Siena, considerably reduced from the original 54. Each Contrada is like a small state within the city and manages its own recreational activities, administration, its archives, a museum containing works of art and the costumes for the processions, and a Sala delle Vittorie containing all...

What is a contrada in Italy?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A contrada (plural: contrade) is a district, or a ward, within an Italian city. The most well-known contrade are probably the 17 contrade of Siena, whose representatives race on horseback in the Palio di Siena, run twice every year in July and August.

What is the motto of the province of Siena?

Its patron Saint is the Madonna (Visitation of the Sainted Mary), and the Titulary feast is on 2 July. Its motto is Come rivoluzion sona il mio nome (As revolution sounds my name). It is allied to the Istrice, Nicchio and Torre contrade and not officially opposed to any other contrade.

What is the Palio di Siena?

The contradas museum is home to the oldest surviving Palio di Siena banner (also called a palio), which dates from 1719. Aquilas patron saint is La Vergine (the name of the Most Holy Maria). Her titulary festival is celebrated on 8 September. They are allied to the Civetta (Owl) and Drago (Dragon) contrade.

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