Siena is the embodiment of a medieval city. Its inhabitants pursued their rivalry with Florence right into the area of urban planning. Throughout the centuries, they preserved their city's Gothic appearance, acquired between the 12th and 15th centuries. During this period the work of Duccio, the Lorenzetti brothers and Simone Martini was to influence the course of Italian and, more broadly, European art. The whole city of Siena, built around the Piazza del Campo, was devised as a work of art that blends into the surrounding landscape - http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/717By the time we arrived in Siena, we were very hungry, so the first order of business was finding a good place to grab lunch. Having sit down restaurant meals for both lunch and dinner was proving to be an expensive exercise, so we decided to try a deli recommended in the Lonely Planet.