Siena is a fascinating location to explore art's impact on society. The city itself is like a massive sculpture, with its multitude of intersecting layers reflecting Siena's multi-layered and complex identity. A small medieval city in the heart of Tuscany, Siena is renowned for its beauty, tranquility, and art. Siena's history pervades and stimulates the city, With its Gothic architecture, narrow, winding streets, and beautifully frescoed churches. Siena is steeped in tradition, yet it is very much an active participant in contemporary culture, through numerous museums, galleries, and active communities of artists, musicians, and craftspeople. The University of Siena also has a large presence in the city, and its array of events, lectures, and student activities serves as a resource for the whole community.
Siena is a city well adapted for students; as much for the its safe and tranquil environment, its wide array of cultural activities, like an international short film festival, classical music concerts at the renowned music school, and countless other concerts, exhibits, and lectures. Siena is home to two state-run universities, offering students the opportunity to join in a different and active community of students from Italy and around the world. Interaction with the local university community opens up the city and allows students to experience the many layers and personalities of Siena. Located just one hour from Florence, Perugia or Assisi, two hours from Bologna and Pisa, and three hours from Rome, Siena serves as an ideal home-base for students to explore many different areas of Italy.
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