• Siena

    Secret Tuscany: Siena’s Hidden River and How To Find it

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    Concealed far below the graceful streets of the hilltop town of Siena lies the mysterious Bottini river. It helped make this hilltop Tuscan town great, yet few have ever laid eyes on it. Find out how it all began – and how you can see it for yourself With its prime location on top of three hills, Siena seems to have it all. Yet for centuries, it lacked one vital component – fresh water. In the Middle Ages, engineers solved the problem by carving 25km of tunnels beneath the town. Known as the ‘Bottini‘, this marvel of engineering still supplies Siena with water today.  A vast underground river, it’s a…

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