List of illustrations

  • S. Bernardino Preaching on the Campo
  • S. Bernardino Preaching on the Campo
  • S. Bernardino Preaching on the Campo
  • Allegory of Peace and Effects of Peace in the City in the Countryside
  • Palazzo Pubblico, with view beyond the city walls to the southeast
  • Good Government
  • Good Government
  • Good Government
  • Sena Vetus Civitas Virginis
  • Republic of Siena in the Quattrocento
  • Anteconcistoro frescoes
  • Fonte Gaia
  • Piazza del Campo and the Palazzo Pubblico with the Torre del Mangia to the left
  • City gates and walls of Siena by 1480
  • New portion of the city walls, Siena, from S. Francesco to Porta Pispini
  • Porta Romana
  • Porta Ovile
  • She-wolf and twins, Porta Romana
  • Palazzo S. Galgano and neighbouring buildings on Strada
  • Piazza del Campo, schematic plan
  • Piazza del Campo, aerial view
  • Palazzo Pubblico, rear view from the piazza del Mercato
  • Palazzo Pubblico, plan
  • Palazzo Pubblico, ground-floor openings of the façade
  • The Maestà shown in situ
  • A design for the Capella di Piazza
  • Capella di Piazza
  • Bottini channels
  • Fontebranda
  • Fontebranda
  • View of the Fontebranda area
  • Fonta Nuova a Ovile
  • Seal of the city of Siena
  • Illuminated letter "S" with city view
  • Siena offered to the Virgin Mary by the Podestà
  • Building the City Walls
  • Siena cathedral
  • Piazza Duomo
  • Spedale di S. Maria della Scala and hospital church of SS. Annunziata
  • Siena and the Valdambra
  • The Keys of the City offered to the Virgin Prior to the Battle of Montaperti (1260)
  • City Procession with the Image of the Virgin
  • General view of Siena
  • Blessed Agostino Novello, detail
  • Election lists to public offices in the city government showing distribution by Monti
  • Miniature paintings from Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini's Historia de duobus amantibus
  • Illustration from Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini's Historia de duobus amantibus
  • Arrival of the Ambassadors
  • S. Bernardino Preaching on the Campo, detail
  • View of the Porta Camollia area, Siena
  • Porta Camollia area, Siena
  • The Battle at Porta Camollia
  • Sienese Government Officials Receiving an Embassy
  • Site of Palazzetto di S. Marta, to the west of S. Agostino
  • Piazza Tomolei and S. Cristoforo
  • Allegory of Siena and Emperor Sigismund Overcoming Florentine Oppression
  • The She-wolf of Siena
  • Courting in the streets of Siena
  • Palace gifted to Emperor Sigismund
  • The Emperor Sigismund Enthroned
  • Lucretia Before her Family
  • Sala del Pellegrinaio
  • Madonna del Manto
  • View of Siena from the southwest, perhaps from S. Prospero
  • Tower of the Malavolti, via dei Montanini
  • Tower of the Rossi, Banchi di Sopra
  • Castellare degli Ugurgeri
  • Castellare degli Ugurgeri, gateway entrance
  • Rocca dei Salimbeni, tower and general view
  • Arco dei Malavolti
  • Palazzo Tolomei
  • Palazzo Sansedoni from the piazza del Campo
  • Palazzo Marsili, via di Città
  • Bichi residential enclave in Castelvecchio district of Siena, with the church of S. Agostino at the top
  • Palazzo Bichi-Tegliacci, now Pinacoteca Nazionale
  • Palazzo Bichi-Tegliacci, now Pinacoteca Nazionale, detail of windows
  • Palazzo Bichi-Tegliacci, now Pinacoteca Nazionale, spiral staircase, known as Scala della Pia Tolomei
  • Courtyard of Palazzo Bichi-Tegliacci, now Pinacoteca Nazionale
  • Castello delle Quattro Torri, S. Regina, near Siena
  • Castello delle Quattro Torri, S. Regina, near Siena
  • Courtyard of Castello delle Quattro Torri, S. Regina, near Siena
  • Palazzo Pecci, via del Capitano
  • Frederick III and Eleanora of Portugal Meet Outside Porta Camollia
  • Column commemorating the meeting of Frederick II and Eleonora of Portugal on the Prato di Camollia
  • Tablet from the column commemorating the meeting of Frederick III and Eleonora of Portugal on the Prato di Camollia
  • General view of the main square at Pienza
  • Pope Pius II seated between two cardinals
  • The Coronation of Pope Pius II
  • Map showing the location of the lodgings of Pope Pius II and the Papal Court in Siena, 1460
  • Commemorative inscription and arms of Pope Pius II, from the façade of S. Maria dei Servi
  • Commemorative inscription and arms of Pope Pius II, from the façade of the Palazzo Bichi-Tegliacci on the piazza S. Pietro in Castelvecchio
  • Arms of Pope Pius II, from the entrance of the Palazzo Lolli, via di Città
  • Coffered wood ceiling from the Palazzo Lolli, showing the Lolli arms at the center, via di Città
  • Lolli arms, detail from Piccolomini family tree
  • Inscription commemorating the visit of Pope Pius II to the cathedral works office
  • Palace of Caterina di Silvio Piccolomini, known as Palazzo delle Papesse
  • Palazzo delle Papesse, detail of stonework
  • Palazzo delle Papesse, courtyard
  • Fictive landscape showing Piccolomini dominions, detail
  • The Piccolomini enclave in S. Martino
  • Loggia Piccolomini
  • Loggia Piccolomini
  • Piccolomini Loggia, detail of bench towards Strada Romana
  • Palazzo Todeschini-Piccolomini, view along the Banchi di Sotto
  • Palazzo Todeschini-Piccolomini, view along the chiasso dei Pollaiuoli
  • Palazzo Piccolomini Clementini
  • Palazzo Piccolomini Clementini, courtyard
  • View of the piazza Piccolomini
  • Palazzo Medici
  • Palazzo Piccolomini, Pienza
  • Palazzo Piccolomini, Pienza, courtyard
  • S. Francesco, cloister and view to raised roofline of the church
  • Pienza, general view of the piazza
  • View of the Monte Amiata from the loggia of the Palazzo Piccolomini
  • Treatise on Republican government
  • Ad Aeneam Pium II pont. max. sactissimus q. Francisci Patricii Senensis Poematum liber primus incipit dedicatio libri
  • Costa dei Barbieri access to Piazza del Campo
  • Map showing pilgrimage routes to Rome through Siena
  • Area destined for the Borgo Nuovo di S. Maria, between the Palazzo Pubblico and Porta Giustizia
  • Fontebranda development of shops for the relocated butchers
  • An overhanging structure (ballatoio) on a house in via dell'Oro
  • Map showing Maestri sopra all'ornato interventions (1431–80)
  • Design for the Palazzo Sansedoni, Strada Romana façade
  • Palazzo Sansedoni, façade from the Banchi di Sotto.
  • House of Biagio di Cecco, upper floors
  • House in via di S. Pietro
  • House on via dei Servi, 3
  • Palazzo del Taia
  • She-wolf and Twins
  • Door to the Sala del Concistoro, Palazzo Pubblico
  • Doorway view from the Sala della Pace to the Sala del Mappamondo, Palazzo Pubblico
  • Palazzo del Capitano
  • Palazzo del capitano, façade detail
  • S. Bernardino Preaching on the Campo, detail
  • Capella di Piazza
  • Capella di Piazza, detail of crowning section
  • Temple of Antoninus and Faustina
  • Solomon and the Glory of the Temple of Jerusalem
  • Page from Supplementum Chronicarum
  • Map showing the site created for the Palazzo Spannocchi, 1464–76
  • Palazzo Spannocchi
  • Palazzo Spannocchi, elevation drawing
  • Palazzo Spannocchi Viewed from the North
  • Palazzo Spannocchi, "all'antica" cornice with portrait busts of emperors and Ambrogio Spannocchi
  • Malavolti enclave, detail
  • Church of S. Caterina in Fontebranda
  • Church of S. Maria delle Nevi
  • Palazzo Bandini-Piccolomini
  • Palazzo Bandini-Piccolomini, detail of portal
  • Palazzo Bandini-Piccolomini, horse-stay
  • Palazzo del Vecchio
  • Palazzo Bichi-Ruspoli, Banchi di Sopra
  • Loggia della Mercanzia
  • Loggia della Mercanzia, detail of bench with arms of the Commune and she-wolf
  • Piazza del Campo with market stalls in place
  • Palazzo Tricerchi at the Crocie del Travaglio
  • Palazzo Chigi, Campo façade with shop openings
  • Palazzo Chigi, Strada Romana façade with shop openings
  • Palazzo Piccolomini-Todeschini, shop openings and mezzanine window
  • The Battle at Porta Camollia, detail of the chapel of S. Sepolcro
  • Church of La Magione with Spedale around the open courtyard to the rear
  • Spedale di S. Maria della Scala
  • S. Maria della Scala, with the rector's residence and the hospital church of SS. Annunziata
  • Spedala di S. Maria della Scala, church of SS. Annunziata, detail of windows and cornice
  • Palazzo di S. Galgano, hospital church complex of S. Maria Maddalena and adjoining properties
  • Palazzo di S. Galgano
  • Palazzo S. Galgano, detail of relief panel on façade
  • Sword-in-the-stone motif on the Palazzo S. Galgano horse-stays
  • Church of S. Maria Maddalena
  • Reliquary tabernacle for the Head of S. Galgano
  • Church of S. Maria delle Nevi
  • Roman arch at Poggio Malavolti, with traces of demolished arch
  • Roman arch at Poggio Malavolti
  • The site of S. Maria in Portico di Fontegiusta
  • S. Maria in Portico di Fontegiusta
  • Interior of S. Maria in Portico di Fontegiusta
  • Pienza cathedral
  • She-wolf Bearing the Arms of the Commune of Siena
  • Map showing locations of she-wolf sculptures in Siena
  • She-wolf column at the entrance to the Palazzo Pubblico, piazza del Campo
  • She-wolf column flanking the entrance to the Siena cathedral
  • Column at Postierla
  • Duomo Nuovo, detail of coffering in the facciatone
  • Coffered ceiling at SS. Annunziata, church of Spedale di S. Maria della Scala
  • Siena cathedral, façade with detail of triple arch portal
  • Cortile del Podestà, Palazzo Pubblico
  • Church of S. Maria degli Angeli in Valli, façade
  • Unfinished fragment of the Siena cathedral expansion project
  • Church of S. Bernardino dell'Osservanza (La Capriola)
  • Titus Livy, "Ab urber condita libri I–X," frontispiece (showing detail of Romulus and Remus)
  • Francesco Piccolomini Crowned Cardinal in Siena by Pius II
  • De urbis senae origine et incremento, fol. 5
  • Ver et Vale inscription
  • Ver et Vale inscription
  • Column at S. Domenico
  • S. Ansano Conducted to Prison
  • Church of S. Ansano in Castelvecchio
  • Church of S. Ansano in Castelvecchio
  • Church of S. Ansano in Castelvecchio, detail of windows
  • Church of S. Ansano in Castelvecchio, detail of windows
  • Oculus from the oratory of S. Ansano in Castelvecchio
  • The Return of the Nove to Siena
  • Map showing the location of medieval towers in the city fabric, with identification of those belonging to prominent magnate families
  • Frederick III and Eleanor of Portugal Meet Outside Porta Comollia, detail
  • Torre dei Marescotti, part of present Palazzo Chigi-Saracini
  • Palazzo Borghesi alla Postierla
  • Torre dei Forteguerri (Palazzo Bardi) and Palazzo Borghesi
  • Casa Borghesi, facade
  • Additions to the Palazzo Bichi-Forteguerri along the via dei Rossi
  • Virgin protecting Siena, frontispiece image
  • Antonio Piccolomini's castle
  • Antonio Piccolomini's castle
  • Inscription over the gate to Antonio Piccolomini's castle
  • Cardinal Francesco Piccolomini's palace in via della Staffa
  • Piccolomini Library
  • Palazzo Todeschini-Piccolomini, view from Banchi di Sotto
  • Palazzo Todeschini-Piccolomini, view from the piazza del Campo
  • Hanging capitals from the second piano nobile, Palazzo Todeschini-Piccolomini
  • Belvedere loggia, Palazzo Todeschini-Piccolomini
  • Moulding of windows on via del Porrione façade, Palazzo Todeschini-Piccolomini
  • House of Francesco di Giorgio Martini on the piazza del Battistero
  • Map showing the arrangement of the piazza Posterla and via del Capitano area, c. 1480–1520
  • The via del Capitano and cathedral precinct
  • Plan of the Palazzo del Governatore
  • Palazzo del Governatore
  • Palazzo di Iacoppo Petrucci, courtyard
  • Palazzo di Iacoppo Petrucci, detail of capital bearing Petrucci arms in the courtyard
  • Palazzo di Antonio Bichi, detail of capital from possible courtyard of original palace
  • Palazzo di Antonio Bichi, detail of wood and stucco ceiling of original palace
  • Designs for palace windows from the Trattati of Francesco di Giorigio Martini
  • Designs for palace façade proportions, derived from Francesco di Giorgio Martini
  • Designs for palaca façades from the Trattati of Francesco di Giorgio Martini
  • Design for the façade decoration of the Palazzo Chigi al Casato
  • Palazzo Chigi al Casato
  • Palazzo Chigi al Casato, detail of the portal
  • Palazzo Chigi al Casato, internal courtyard
  • Villa Chigi alle Volte Basse
  • Palazzo Bardi al Casato di Sopra, 33
  • Palazzo Agazzari al Casato
  • Palazzo Ugurgeri or Benassai al Casato
  • Church and convent of S. Spirito ai Pispini
  • Interior view of S. Spirito ai Pispini, showing Petrucci arms in spandrels of the dome
  • S. Sebastiano in Vallepiatta
  • Church of the Osservanza (La Capriola), rear view
  • Church of the Osservanza (La Capriola), interior view
  • Lamentation of the Dead Christ
  • Palazzo Petrucci and the piazza S. Giovanni
  • Palazzo del Magnifico Pandolfo Petrucci
  • Palazzo del Magnifico Pandolfo Petrucci, arms in andito
  • Palazzo del Magnifico Pandolfo Petrucci, portal
  • Palazzo del Magnifico Pandolfo Petrucci, horse-stay
  • Palazzo del Magnifico Pandolfo Petrucci, cantilevered loggia
  • Palazzo del Magnifico Pandolfo Petrucci, façade towards baptistery
  • Palazzo Ducale, Gubbio, cantilevered loggia in the courtyard
  • Palazzo Ducale, Urbino, bath complex
  • Design for portico around the piazza del Campo
  • Design for portico around the piazza del Campo
  • Design for portico around the piazza del Campo and symmetrical ordering of the Palazzo Pubblico
  • Piazza Ducale
  • Piazza S. Francesco
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Aeneas Silvius Piccolominis Historia de duobus amantibus is a tale of disappointed love with a domestic setting. While the wider context of the narrative is the city of Siena, Eurialus and Lucrezia’s relationship revolves around the family palace and the courtier’s successful attempts to gain entry to the closed world of the private home. As the tale makes clear, such access was...
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In 1452, the Holy Roman Emperor elect, Frederick III, entered Siena and made a prolonged stay in the city as he awaited the arrival of his betrothed, Eleonora of Portugal, and for preparations for his coronation in Rome by Pope Nicholas v...
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The fourteenth-century storyteller of the Trecentonovelle, Franco Sacchetti, tells of one Alberto da Siena, who borrows a nag from a friend in order to go out of the city. The nag had a mind of its own and had no wish to leave the city. When they reach the gate, the horse refuses to go a step further and so Alberto...
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The fourteenth-century Florentine geographer-poet Fazio degli Uberti described Siena in his Dittamondo (first published in 1474) recording his arrival in the city:
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In the year 4483 after Adam, the twin orphaned sons of Remus, the unlucky brother of Romulus, mythical founder of Rome, recognized that their lives were also in danger from their fratricidal uncle and made good their escape from Rome. Senio and Aschio, for these were their names, set forth from the recently founded urbs of Rome, moments before hired...
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In the aftermath of the dramatic return of the Noveschi to Siena on 22 July 1487, not only were the institutions of the city’s government altered, but a remarkable change in the social composition of the ruling elite occurred, which in turn was to have a lasting effect...
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Pandolfo di Bartolomeo Petrucci was the first citizen in Siena’s history to rise to a position of virtual supremacy within the city’s republican system of government. He returned to Siena from exile, with other members of the Monte dei Nove, on 22 July 1487, and in the admiring words of Machiavelli, who saw him as an ideal prince,
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