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Piazza del Campo, Siena
The main square of Siena is surrounded by medieval palaces. And this is the place where the famous Palio happens. From the fountain Fonte Gaia the square lowers down to the opening of the drain to collect the rainwater. Not far away is the 102m high Torre della Mangia. The tower was built from 1325 to 1344. It is next to the Palazzo Pubblico from 1297 which serves as town hall.