On the banks of the Siena, dive into the History of the laundries and the washerwomen!
The history of the city is also that of the river that runs through it, the Sienne. The most beautiful vestiges of this not-so-distant era remain the washhouses that can be seen here and there along the water. As a reminder, they were used, as their name suggests, to wash clothes in a period when hygiene was becoming a national priority. The washing tub, public or private, was then the place of a very precise ceremonial where the laundry was successively soaped, brushed and then beaten by the washerwomen getting down to this exhausting work. Between heritagenatural and heritagematerial, these places full of history cannot wait any longer for your visit.