Siena Hotel Spa And Casino

siena hotel spa and casino
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  • A city in west central Italy, in Tuscany; pop. 58,000. In the 13th and 14th centuries, it was the center of a flourishing school of art
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Palazzo Pubblico (1297-1326), Siena - regione Toscana, Italia
Palazzo Pubblico (1297-1326), Siena - regione Toscana, Italia
EN: 1555 was a big turning point for the city, after they lost the battle against the Spanish armies of Charles V. The Emperor already stamped his authority on the peninsula and even with the help of French troops Siena couldn’t hold. A little delegation of the Sienese government went in exile, but after 4 years they had to give up after a peace treaty of the French and Spanish. Things followed quickly. Charles gave Siena to his son Philip and he … pity(!) Siena, sold her to … archrival Florence! Needless to say this did hurt. The Florentine ruler, Cosimo de’ Medici, well aware of it, chose wisely to manoeuvre with care and tact towards their frustrated neighbour. Of course several Florentine coats of arms were introduced at important buildings and the main government decisions were taken by them, but Siena was allowed to preserve a lot of its own individual characteristics. So, the contrade not only stayed intact but even grew to play a bigger role than ever. They became the guarantee and safeguards of their specific culture and history. OK, the aristocracy of the surrounding cities now turned their focus towards the events of Saint John’s Day in Florence, but the Sienese partly neglected this factor by taking control of their own Palio. Literally, because from now on it was held between the districts, and an additional advantage, the prize remained within the city! NL: 1555 was de ommekeer voor de stad. Ondanks de hulp van Franse troepen konden ze de opmars van Karel V niet stoppen. Deze krachtige keizer had al verscheidene malen aangetoond dat er met hem op het schiereiland niet te spotten viel. Een kleine delegatie van het bestuur uit Siena ging in ballingschap, maar dat duurde slechts 4 jaar omdat de Fransen en Spanjaarden het op een akkoordje gooiden. Nu volgden de gebeurtenissen elkaar snel op. Karel had de stad al aan zijn zoon toebedeeld en Philip op zijn beurt verkocht de stad nu door aan niemand minder dan Cosimo de’ Medici, jawel Siena kwam onder Florentijns bewind te staan, en … dat deed zeer! Uiteraard was Cosimo zich bewust van deze gevoeligheid en besloot de situatie niet op de spits te drijven. De fluwelen aanpak dus. Weliswaar werden er diverse stads- en familiewapens op belangrijke gebouwen geplaatst en ook lagen de bestuurlijke eindbeslissingen bij Florence, maar Siena mocht veel van haar eigenheid behouden. De ‘contrade’ bleven dus niet alleen behouden, maar hun rol groeide verder uit. Omdat ze hun eigen cultuur en geschiedenis meer dan ooit gingen koesteren waren ze als instituten niet meer weg te denken. De adel en heersende klasse van de omringende steden in Toscane waren nu verplicht hun aandacht te richten op de feestdag van Johannes de Doper in Florence, maar Siena trok er deels de schouders voor op en concentreerde zich op haar eigen Palio. Omdat de paardenrace haar eerdere functie verloren had, werd de strijd nu gretig opgepakt door de wijken zelf, die toch al niet vies waren van een onderlinge competitie.
Siena skyline
Siena skyline
Siena, Tuscany, Italy © Sergio Di Pasquale Luci

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