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The Siena-Ampugnano Airport, which was known as the Malignano Airport during the World War II, is a small military airport in Siena, Tuscany in Italy. It has been recently proposed to turn the airport commercial by 2020 but the idea has since received criticism from locals.
Landing from the airport is a good way to get started on exploring the city of Siena. In hindsight, legends say that the city is founded by Senius and Aschius, the two sons of Remus, the latter being the brother of Romulus to which Rome was said to be named for. The city’s emblem is that of the she-wolf suckling the infants and it is found all over the city.
Siena is known for its cuisine, art, museums and medieval cityscape. The Siena Cathedral, Duomo is an adorned Italian Romanesque-Gothic styled piece of architecture. Valuable Italian artwork and sculptures by the likes Donatello, Bernini and Michelangelo are found in the cathedral.
The Piazza del Campo, which is the city’s main square, is regarded as one of Europe’s greatest medieval squares. the shell-shaped square is renowned worldwide for its beauty and architectural integrity and is surrounded by the Palazzo Pubblico, Torre del Mangia and the Fonte Gaia (Fountain of Joy).
Explore Siena with your campervan and see great attractions like Basilica of San Domenico, Santa Maria della Scala and the Pinacoteca Nazionale. Siena is also known for its Palio di Siena, a horse race conducted twice a year. though Siena-Ampugnano Airport, visit many other locations in Italy like Pisa, Catania, Merate or Milan!