|Piazza del Campo and the Palazzo Pubblico|
|The cathedral's never-completed expansion nave|
However, it wasn’t a mere let’s-make-the-nave-a-little-longer project; this plan involved keeping the present building intact while rotating the whole orientation of the church from a north-south axis to an east-west one. The larger nave to be constructed would have intersected at the dome, relegating the already-massive central nave of the church to mere transepts (“arms” of the cross shape). However, the Plague was a, uh, minor problem in medieval times, and destroyed the willpower to continue work on the church, which has been left as-is today.
|Streets of Siena|
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