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Siena Via fosso di sant'ansano con facciata santa maria della scala

Via Fosso di Sant’Ansano – Siena

Siena, Piazza della Postierla, better known as “Quattro Cantoni”.  Its name derives from latin “posterula”, little gate. This led to a ditch along a precipice where were the ancient walls of Siena with its charcoal pits.  The medieval Hospital of Saint Mary of the Ladder buys this space from Municipality ‘cause it needs to expand.  However, the expansion …

tarsia dell'Allegoria del Colle della Sapienza

Zeno’s Adventure

Zeno is on his boat in the open sea, in his way back from Phenicia with his cargo of purple. He is over 30 now, he has gained experience as a merchant, he knows the risks of the trade, most of all the navigation one. But experience is never enough when you have to deal …