Siena: From the Medici to Modernity

We continue the fascinating history of Siena, beginning with its rule by the famous Medici family in the Renaissance era. Why did Siena become such a hot spot for tourism in the 1700s, and how did its bank (affectionately nicknamed “Daddy Monte”) deal with a scandalous theft? By seeing how Siena was able to overcome financial downturn, political upheaval, and violence in order to become the lively, wonderful city it is now, we’ll admire its resilience. Listen, and appreciate the fact that Siena has weathered so many changes for so many centuries to still bring us so much delight today.