An architectural jewel, Siena safeguards the grandeur of its glorious republic and the most refined works of the early Renaissance. From the palazzi that overlook Piazza del Campo, one can enjoy an unspoiled panorama in a city where the only change to occur in centuries has been the loss of its independence. The countryside surrounding its residences is still the same as that seen in so many paintings, and its beautiful gardens are still looked after by the descendants of those who first commissioned them.