Visit Siena

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02 April 2021 by Lara

Everything you should see

Siena is one of the most beautiful and well-known cities in Tuscany and, despite its rather small size, offers a great number of attractions. It's not for nothing that its historic centre has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

If you decide to dedicate a day of your holiday or even a weekend to visiting this magnificent city, here's everything you should see.

Piazza del Campo

Naturally, we begin by mentioning the symbol of the city and the representative image of Tuscany and Italy.

This square is famous for its shell shape and for being the scene of a historic competition that is still very much a part of the city's popular and cultural traditions: the Palio di Siena.

The Piazza del Campo is overlooked by the Palazzo Pubblico, which houses the Civic Museum, with the famous Torre del Mangia standing at its side; opposite these, on the opposite side of the square, is a beautiful fountain, Fonte Gaia.

The Dome

Just a few steps from Piazza del Campo is Siena's Duomo, or Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, a magnificent Romanesque-Gothic building overlooking the square of the same name.

Opposite it is the Santa Maria della Scala museum centre - the building was originally a hospital, one of the oldest in Europe.

To the right of the Duomo, in what was supposed to be an extension but was never completed, is another museum, the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo.

Behind the Duomo is the magnificent Baptistery.

The National Art Gallery

To complete your tour of the city, don't miss a visit to the Pinacoteca Nazionale, which houses and preserves important 15th- and 16th-century Sienese masterpieces.

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