The Piazza Del Campo is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city of Siena in Tuscany. It is part of the historic old town district and contain the Torre del Mangia, the bell tower, and the Palazzo Pubblico, the town hall, both of which, when dusk sets in over the city are lit up so that people enjoying drinks and food at one of the many outdoor cafes and restaurants can admire the historic sites and architecture of the square.
This piazza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which means it is taken care of by the International World Heritage Programme as a site that is important to our cultural heritage.
The Piazza del Campo has been the centre of life in Siena for centuries now, and it continues to be the focus of many tourist events and celebrations throughout the year. The Palazzo Pubblico stands at the top of the square and was built between 1297 and 1310. It is now a museum, but once served as the seat of all government meetings for the ministers of the town.
The Torre del Mangia rises about 102 above the piazza and visitors to the town can climb this bell tower for some of the most beautiful views across all of Tuscany.
Torre del Mangia (bell tower) and Palazzo Pubblico (Town Hall) in Piazza del Campo in the historic old town district at dusk in the City of Siena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Province of Siena, Region of Tuscany, Italy, Europe.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/8.0, exposure time of 10/1 sec. on ISO 50, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 16mm.
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