6.8 The Osservanza: a parchment and a tomb

The Unexpected Century of Siena.

From the Fall of the Government of Nine to the Advent of Medici Rule

With the contribution of

It is an unconventional look at Siena, a city rich in history and traditions that is too often recognized only for its medieval period or for the Palio. However, from the 12th to 14th centuries, the city of Siena shone like few others; it was the setting of momentous events and home to prominent figures. Their stories are recounted in the words of a local tour guide in these nine chapters.