Piazza del Campo
is the principal public space
of the historic center of Siena
and is one of Europe's greatest medieval squares. It is renowned worldwide for its beauty and architectural integrity. The Palazzo Pubblico
and its Torre del Mangia
, as well as various palazzi signorili
surround the shell-shaped piazza.
The twice-a-year horse-race, Palio di Siena
, is held around the edges of the piazza.