Thursday, December 07, 2006

Siena, Tuscany, Italy -- she-wolf

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The she-wolf at her best!
"Another of Siena's lovely piazza's is Piazza Tolomei. It is dominated by the 13th century Palazzo Tolomei, which was once the residence of the noble Tolomei family. Also in the piazza is the Church of San Cristoforo. Originally Romanesque, it was completely remodelled in the 18th century after being damaged by an earthquake. The church has an impressive wooden crucifix and a marble-sculptured high altar.
My favourite thing in the square is the tall statue/column which is topped with the famous Sienese she-wolf suckling human twins, which dates back to 1610." (link to Things to Do, Siena by Sue Stone)


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