Siena Things to Do

  • Palazzo Sansedoni, May 2009
    Palazzo Sansedoni, May 2009
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    Duomo facade
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  • 1. Duomo

    Several years after our five week tour of Italy, Nancy and I still remember the cathedral at Siena as the one with the elaborate floor. It is a beautiful building in many aspects, but its inlaid...

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  • 2. Piazza del Campo

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    This fountain - a pool with water pouring into it from a pipe - looks a very useful Piazza addition for the pigeons....but people always like a water feature so heres a rather elegant one for people...

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  • 3. the PALIO

    Two times a year, at the beginning of july and at mid august, Siena celebrates the Palio. Don't even think that the Palio is something arranged for tourists or a staged manifestation. People in...

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  • 4. Museo dell'opera del duomo

    Jutting out from the side of the Cathedral of Siena, this most unusual structure at first seems like an old ruined cathedral. Except it is not a ruin, but an unfinished structure. It is all that is...

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  • 5. Museo Civico

    Of all the sights I saw and visited in Siena, the museum inside Palazzo Pubblico left one of the biggest impressions on me. Yes, even more than the duomo or the famous campo. But these are other...

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  • 6. Surroundings

    Take the stairs up to the top of the Duomo and enjoy the stunning views!...beautiful Siena buildings, rooftops, the Cathedral - and then scout around the gorgeous Tuscany landscape that surrounds this...

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  • 7. wine and cellars

    The Enoteca Italiana is located within the walls of the 16th century Fortezza Medicea, and the primary objective of this government-owned institution is to promote Italian wines. Over 1,500 bottles of...

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  • 8. Loggia della Mercanzia

    Located on via di Città, the commercial heart of Siena in mediaeval times, la Loggia della Mercanzia was the merchants' entrepôt. It was built in the first half of the 15th century at a transition...

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  • 9. Observe the Fonte Gaia (Fountain of Joy)

    The Fonte Gaia is many things. A remarkable piece of art, a refreshing fountain,a landing spot for assorted birds, and definitely a popular place for tourists...

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  • 10. Always Something At the Piazza Del Mercato

    When entering the Piazza Del Mercato for the first time it is not clear if it is a parking lot or market. So much paved surface! However the high amount of...

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  • 11. Piazza Tolomei

    This square houses a famous statute of Romulus and Remus suckling from a she wolf. According to local legend Remus's son survived after Romulus killed Remus and...

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  • 12. Hospital history: Santa Maria della Scala

    Besides the exhibits and frescoes inside Palazzo Pubblico, the old hospital was my most favourite museum in Siena. Like Palazzo Pubblico it is more of a...

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  • 13. old town

    Just wandering around is fun around the side streets but we also went in the cathedral, 4 euro.The main square Il Campo is huge and impressive. Via di citta is...

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  • 14. Chiesa di San Cristoforo

    The neo-classical facade of St. Christopher Church belies its antiquity. It was built in the 11th-12 centuries, but suffered severe damage during the earthquake...

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  • 15. The Statue of Sallustio Bandini

    Sallustio Antonio Bandini (1677-1760) was the founder of the Library of Siena. This monument to Bandini, a work of Tito Sarrocchi, stands in the Piazza dei...

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  • 16. le Due Porte

    Known as le Due Porte (the Two Gates), this archway was once a gate in the first non-extant city walls. It was originally a double arched gateway, but over...

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  • 17. Torre dei Forteguerri

    Located on Via di Città at Piazza di Postierla, this lone mediaeval tower known as Torre dei Forteguerri was part of the first fortified wall of Siena. The...

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  • 18. Fortezza Medicea

    Located on the edge of the historic centre of Siena, la Fortezza Medicea is a defensive castle. Apart from a few sculptures on its red brick walls, the fortress...

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  • 19. Loggia del Papa & Chiesa di San Martino

    Loggia del Papa, work of architect and sculptor Antonio Federighi, was comissioned by Pope Pio II in honour of his family. Great humanist Pope Pio II belonged...

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  • 20. Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo

    Built in 1425 by Pietro Salimbeni Benassai, who held the title of il Capitano del Popolo, this imposing palace was the residence and headquarters of the...

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  • 21. Santa Maria delle Nevi

    This small Renaissance church has a very elegant Neoclassical façade. It was commissioned by the Bishop of Pienza and designed by the architect Francesco di...

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  • 22. Università degli Studi di Siena

    One of the oldest universities in Italy, l'Università degli Studi di Siena was founded in 1240. It is housed in many buildings scattered around Siena, but one...

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  • 23. Palazzo Tantucci

    The least ornate of the three palazzi that border Piazza Salimbeni is also the newest among them. It was built in 1570 by the Sienese architect Bartolomeo di...

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  • 24. Palazzo Spannocchi

    Not surprisingly, this Florentine style palazzo was designed by an architect from Florence, Giuliano da Maiano. It was built in 1473 by Ambrogio di Nanni...

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  • 25. Palazzo Salimbeni

    A stunning example of Sienese Gothic architecture, Palazzo Salimbeni is now the headquarters of the Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank. The palace was built in the...

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