I since found out that they are not always open for viewing and are covered up most of he year so I feel lucky to have seen them. The Cathedral was begun in the 12th century it was completed in 1380. Originally the plan was for a massive basilica, the largest in the world but they did not have enough funds due to war and plague.
|raising the flag|
|top of the Cathedral|
|amazing floors of the cathedral|
After visiting the amazing Cathedral I headed up hill, (Siena is an uphill place) and stopped at the Palazzo Pubbico. There was a fountain that birds were landing on Fonte Gaia which was by Jacopo delia Quercia built 1336. I walked around for awhile and found the home of Catherine of Siena so I went in and visited I was taking a photo but was told I was not allowed to. I could see another cathedral not too far away but by this time I was just too tired to walk to it and decided it was time to head back to Florence.
|The Fonte Gaia In Piazza del Campo|