Monday, July 11, 2011

Open City Squares | Piazza del Campo - GeoEye High Resolution Imagery Showcased

GeoEye 2011 Calendar Images. In Siena, all roads lead to Piazza del Campo. It is one of Italy's most famous piazzas, mostly because of Il Palio, a bareback horse race that dates back to the Middle Ages and still takes place on the outer section of the square twice a year. The piazza was paved in 1349 in fishbone-patterned red brick, which divides into nine sections to commemorate the successful government dei Nove (Nine). GeoEye-1 .50-meter resolution collected 15 August 2009.

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