The museums in the birthplace of Renaissance art can get expensive. Luckily there are a few artistic treasures that cost nothing to enjoy.
Though Napoleon Bonaparte escaped less than a year after being “banished” to this Tuscan island, he left such a lasting mark that its inhabitants still pray for his soul.
Siena’s Il Palio features a series of colourful pageants, and most famously, a wild bareback horse race around Piazza del Campo.
Known as “the green heart of Italy”, it is the only region that borders neither the sea nor another country and consequently retains many ancient traditions.
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