Siena is a rival city to Florence, and it was a apparent why. My history course took a bus about an hour and a half away to this city built with the hills. Pope Pious II was from Siena so our venture took us to see his home, Palazzo Piccolomini. We also visited the Duomo di Siena, which is much smaller than Florence's but is intensely medieval in decoration and thus much more admirable.. The history of Siena's name comes from the son of Remus, Senius which gives the she-wolf as a symbol for the town and was adorned most places decoratively. Basically seeing more things that I've learned at school in person is way cool. The city wasn't very large and we didn't explore much outside of our destinations and the city square but it was still a good time to get outside of Florence for a bit and see another part of Italy.
Goose* *actually Duomo*