Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Siena is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Siena a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Siena.
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Piazza Il Campo, 53100 Siena SI, Italy
An important civic and social location, Piazza del Campo is a sloping square that has not changed much since the 12th century. The square has been host to the risque games played by locals and has also seen celebrated artistes admire its beauty. The copy of the Gaia fountain adds to the ethereal feel of the square.
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Piazza del Duomo, 8, 53100 Siena SI, Italy
10:30 am - 06:00 pm
Located close to the Piazza del Campo, Siena Cathedral is a beautiful gothic building that has the stamp of artistes like Pisano, Donatello and Michaelangelo. A jaw dropping exterior facade prepares you for the ornate interiors that are decorated with white and green marble and magnificent artworks. Everywhere you look, intricate craftsmanship reve...
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Piazza del Campo, 1, 53100 Siena SI, Italy
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
The Palazzo Pubblico of Siena (also known as the Palazzo Comunale) was built in the Piazza del Campo between 1297 and 1310 as the new headquarters of the Government of the Nine. The first nucleus, which dates 1284, was expanded and reconstructed until 1310 when the government moved in permanently. The Palazzo Comunale is the headquarters of the mod...
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Piazza San Domenico, 1, 53100 Siena SI, Italy
07:00 am - 07:00 pm
Holding the remains of Saint Catherine, Basilica San Domenico or Basilica Cateriniana as it is also known is a fascinating monument even though the preserved head of the saint makes the experience a bit creepy. Even so, this beautiful church is an important historically because Saint Catherine took her vows here in 1363. It is decorated with staine...
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Localita San Galgano, 167, 53012 Chiusdino SI, Italy
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
The majestic ruins of Abbey of San Galgano were found in the valley of the river Merse. It was built by the Cistercian monks and was dedicated to St. Galganus. This 13th century abbey was built in the gothic style and was once a wealthy, thriving church that was later left to ruins until recent restorations. The abbey declined in the 16th century d...
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Piazza di S. Giovanni, 53100 Siena SI, Italy
10:30 am - 05:30 pm
Located in the eponymous square, the Baptistry of San Giovanni is a building dating back to the 13th Century. The marble facade is it’s most striking feature, made in Sienese gothic style. Beautifully decorated, the ceilings adorn frescos made by celebrated artistes like Michele di Matteo Lambertini and the remarkable painting of Baptism of J...
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Piazza del Duomo, 8, 53100 Siena, Italy
10:30 am - 07:00 pm
This museum contains the Duomo's treasury and some of the original decoration from its facade and interior. The first room on the ground floor displays 13th-century sculptures by Giovanni Pisano. The most noteworthy artworks are artist Duccio's Maestà, with 26 panels depicting historic episodes on one hand and on the other a Madonna and Chil...
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Via di San Pietro, 29, 53100 Siena SI, Italy
09:30 am - 11:30 pm
An absolutely remarkable collection of Sienese paintings and other works of art await you at this interesting museum. The Pinacoteco Nazionale houses beautiful artworks from the medieval and renaissance period. It is located in the 14th Century Palazzo Buonsignori which is a gorgeous building by itself. A must visit for art enthusiasts, this museum...
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Piazza San Francesco, 6, 53100 Siena, Italy
08:00 am - 07:30 pm
This church was built around the 14th- 15th century in a gothic style. After being ravaged in a fire in 1655, the church was restored by Giuseppe Partini in the late 19th century.The roomy interior is tastefully done and is laid out in the Egyptian cross style. Although the architecture of the building is comparatively simpler than other churches, ...
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Piazza Alessandro Manzoni, 5, Siena SI, Italy
08:30 am - 06:30 pm
Standing atop a hill, this beautiful 13 th century church is as peaceful as it is spell binding. It stands in the place that was once the church of St Clement until it was totally reformed in the Renaissance style between 1471 and 1527. The marble interiors of the church accentuate the gorgeous paintings and frescos inside. The exterior of the chur...
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Vicolo delle Scotte,14, Siena, Italy
10:30 am - 05:30 pm
Located at a short walk from the synagogue, this beautiful synagogue is peaceful and simple. It was built in 1786 and in a neo classical style and represents the small jewish community of the city. The two plaques placed next to the door commemorate the victims of the jewish holocaust. The interior is richly decorated and is enriched by candelabra arms.
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Piazza del Duomo, 53100 Siena, Italy
This fantastic Roman building was built by Pope Pius II in the memory of his beloved uncle Enea Silvio Piccolimini. The colorful walls of this library are decorated with ancient frescoes that depict the expertise of the great Italian artist who is to be given complete credit for the amazing concept. The library mainly houses the belongings of Picco...
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Piazza del Duomo, 8, 53100 Siena, Italy
The Siena Crypt was never actually used for the purpose of a crypt. It was never ever used as a place for burial but as a frescoed room that had the stairs leading to the nave of the Siena Cathedral. The tragic fact is that the crypt got damaged even before it became popular and thus was later used as a store room to keep building materials and oth...