According to medieval legend, Siena’s founder was Remus’s son Senio, who fled rome with his brother Aschio. They carried a carving of a she wolf, which became the symbol of Siena. Romulus’s knights followed the lads until they reached the hill known as Siena Vecchia, where, after a race known as ”Palio alla Lunga” Senio and Aschio founded the city – a pretty story.
Romulus and Remus statues are all over Siena. I spotted them everywhere. The first I saw were guarding the entrance to the walls of the city, near the Hotel Minerva, where I stayed.
When I go back to Italy soon I will be on the lookout for Romulus and Remus in other cities. I know they are there, and I will find them.