Birthplace of the Italian language, this city combines history and scholarly traditions. Its intact historic center features imposing stone buildings and a huge and very-famous plaza: Piazza del Campo. This particular fan-shaped plaza is the vibrant hub the city, which comes to life during it’s widely-known Palio. Each year horses and jockeys compete so that their historical district may win this prestigious race. The quaint narrow streets that lead away from the plaza add to its great charm. A guided tour through the historic center of Siena will allow you to gain valuable insight into its history and traditions.