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Classic Siena Walking Tour
"This tour will start from the beautiful Basilica of St. Domenico where it is preserved the sacred relic of the head of St. Catherine.You will then continue to visit the city and its noble dwellings.Obligatory stop in Piazza del Campo with its amazing shell-shaped valve. It is renowned worldwide for its beauty and architectural integrity. The square is surrounded by Palazzo Pubblico and its Torre del Mangia and by Fonte Gaia at northwest. The square is also known as Palio square cause the historical horse race that is held here twice a year on July 2 and August 16.Then crossing medieval narrow streets you will visit the beautiful Duomo with its exterior constructed of white and greenish-black marble in alternating stripes
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"Private Tour: Siena
"Siena San Gimignano and Chianti Countryside""Hop into your luxury minivan in the morning at your hotel in Florence then relax on the 1-hour journey to the UNESCO World Heritage–listed city of Siena. Widely considered among Tuscany’s prettiest settlements Siena is known across Italy for the quality of its medieval architecture.On arrival take in top local landmarks such as the famous shell-shaped Piazza del Campo and the 13th-century Siena Cathedral. With your private guide to lead the way explore the Via di Città and Via Banchi di Sopra
From EUR465.00
 
Private Tour to Siena and Montalcino from Florence
"Create a private tour according to your own needs receiving suggestions from your professional English speaking driver born and raised in Tuscany.  Visit of famous or small wineries own by a single family.Driving to Siena pass through the Cr a small medieval town situated on a hill and dominated by the fourteenth-century fortress. In the countryside surrounding the town the famous wine “Brunello” is produced; we shall have an opportunity to taste it at renowned wineries. Not far the “Ideal City” designed by the humanists of the Renaissance. Pienza is also known for the production of pecorino cheese. In this village whose original name was Corsignano lived Enea Silvio Piccolomini who became Pope at the end of the fifteenth century with the name of Pius II. He is the person who transformed the church and the palaces overlooking the main square from the medieval to the Renaissance style
From EUR600.00

Piazza del Campo Tips (71)

Piazza del Campo

I know I'm not the first person to write a tip on the Piazza and I'm not sure I can add anything more to make this a worthwhile tip to read than what you may have already read from the other VTers....
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GracesTrips
Mar 29, 2015

the main Square

This huge main square in the centre of Siena's is probably most famed for its Palio - a crazy horse race that is run twice a year and brings crowds of thousandsA popular area for sitting and relaxing,...
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angiebabe
Feb 02, 2014

Il Campo - The Heart of Siena

Il Campo strikes you as an unusual location for a world-famous horse race which pits city neighborhoods against each other. It may be large for a piazza or town square, but is definitely small for a...
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basstbn
Mar 18, 2013

il Campo

Shaped like an irregular half circle (or sometimes described as a shell), Piazza del Campo is the beating heart of the city of Siena. It had been the location of several marketplaces for many...
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MM212
Jul 07, 2012

Piazza Del Campo

The Piazza Del Campo is the plaza where people congregate, ate, sit, hang out, wander around, and just relax. In other words, it's a place where the residents spend their spare time. It is also a city...
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joiwatani
Nov 12, 2011

Piazza del Campo, still the center of things

Even today, this old city retains its magnetism and it is the center of not only tourist groups, but locals out for the day. You will see of course the magnificent structures around the Piazza, but...
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Martin_S.
Jul 21, 2011

The famous Campo: not really a piazza.....

Oh my. The famous Campo of Siena. Wikipedia says that it is one of Europe’s greatest medieval squares and renowned for its beauty and architectural integrity. Says Wikipedia and say, I am sure, a lot...
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Trekki
Dec 10, 2010

A very unique piazza in Siena

Siena's Piazza del Campo is one of Italy's most famous piazze, mostly because of "Il Palio", a horse race that dates back to the Middle Ages and that still takes place on the piazza every year. But...
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Jefie
Jul 31, 2010

The Heart of Siena

The Piazza del Campo is the civic and commercial center of Siena. Dominated by the huge Palazzo Publico, this is one of Europe's most beautiful medieval squares. The Palazzo Publico was finished in...
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Tom_Fields
Jan 04, 2010

Piazza della Campo

The Campo is an oval-shaped piazza that has long served as the city's civic and social heart. The Campo is the point of intersection for the city's fiercely independent contrade (parishes) and...
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aukahkay
Oct 30, 2009

Heart of Civic Pride

There have been so many descriptions written about the Piazza del Campo that rather than trying to offer any new details, I'm just going to recount a little to remind myself of how beautiful this town...
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JoostvandenVondel
Aug 23, 2009

Magnificent medieval town square

In Siena, all roads (and tourists, as well) lead to Piazza del Campo - arguably one of the world's most well-preserved medieval squares. The fan-shaped piazza is divided into nine parts, each part...
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Tijavi
Jun 24, 2009
 
 
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Things to Do Near Piazza del Campo

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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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Santuario di Santa Caterina

In the 13th century, the Pope moved his residence to Avignon, France. Catherine Benincasa of Siena (1347-80), a Dominican nun, persuaded Pope Gregory XI to move back to Rome. Catherine worked hard the...
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Basilica di Santa Maria dei Servi

Santa Maria dei Servi is a 13th century basilica with an unfinished red brick façade. It was built by the Servite Order who arrived in Siena in 1250. Unfortunately, I was unable to visit the church...
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Battistero di San Giovanni - Baptistry

The Battistero di San Giovanni is not a completely separate building as are those at Florence and Pisa, but located in a lower level of the cathedral - underneath the choir loft. Construction of the...
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Santa Maria della Scala - Museum

Facing the Cathedral on Piazza del Duomo is a series of mediaeval buildings that, until recently, housed the Hospital of Santa Maria di Scala. It is thought to have been founded in the 9th or 10th...
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Palazzo del Popolo

The Palazzo del Popolo (or Nuovo Podesta) is on the south side of the Piazza Duomo almost touching the church. Its right edge is almost touching the Torre Grossa. The left edge leads to a double...
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