Monument / Landmark
26 locals recommend ·
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Built to demonstrate the enormous wealth, proud independence and secular nature of Siena, this 14th-century Gothic masterpiece is the visual focal point of the Campo, itself the true heart of the city. Architecturally clever (notice how its concave facade mirrors the opposing convex curve) it has…
Highly recommended museum. Just visit the main rooms with the frescoes of the Buongoverno and Cattivo Governo. Everybody should see this once in his life.
It contains the masterpiece of 'The Allegory of Good and Bad Government' (1340) by Ambrogio Lorenzetti in its state rooms. Good Government depicts the Sienese landscape more or less as we see it today.
The best example of Sienese paintings and frescos. Enjoy the view from the Mangia Tower.
Not only is this a beautiful building, it also houses a fascinating and beautiful museum collection of important art works and gives many insights into Sienese and Italian history and culture. You can also climb the Torre del Mangia tower if you wish.
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“Few steps from Piazza del Campo, one of the most popular in Siena. Enjoy the tuscan cuisine and the romantic atmosphere. (Non-economic)”
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“Piazza del Duomo. The candy-striped façade of this spectacular Gothic cathedral was largely the work of Giovanni Pisano in the 1300s, who added many of the statues of saints, prophets and pagan philosophers on its three great portals. The interior is equally striking with intricate marble floors, ornately carved pulpit, gilded dome and black-and-white striping throughout.”
- 71 locals recommend
“One of the historical palaces of Siena. You can enjoy the visit of the private house of the Chigi family and the concert room of the Chigiana Music Academy. ”
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“An extraordinary collection of Gothic masterpieces from the Sienese school sits inside the 14th-century Palazzo Buonsignori”
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“After having deeply thought at which was my favorite place in Siena, I believe that Santa Maria della Scala is. I feel the immense importance of the philosophy of hospitality, that led our ancestors to create this ponderous architectural system, used since centuries also as city hospital. Nowadays it has been turned into an amazing museum hosting different events and shows.”
- 37 locals recommend