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Siena—The Gothic Dream

Lecture no. 24 from the course: The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe

Siena—The Gothic Dream

Taught by Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Travel Courses

Learn about the significance of the palio, the Sienese ritual horse race of absolute medieval authenticity. Explore treasures including the Baptistry, and the spectacular interiors of the Duomo and the Hospital of Santa Maria della Scala. Finally, contemplate the spirit of the Sienese— their reverence for their beloved city and core conception of liberty.

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