Siena is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Siena one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Siena is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Siena or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Siena. Explore the historical monuments of Siena with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Siena guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Siena page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Siena landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Siena.
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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
Located in Piazza del Campo, the Mangia Tower was originally built between 1338 to 1348. At that time, it had the pride of being one of the tallest towers of medieval Italy. It stands at a commanding height of 289 feet. Fascinatingly, the tower is named after a gluttonous watchman. The top of the tower is privy to outstanding views of the city. It ...
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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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10:00 am - 04:00 pm
From being used as a place for public executions, public uprisings to a roman marketplace, Piazza del Mercato has now evolved as a lively place full of interesting sights and activity. It is now a marketplace that sells interesting merchandise and has a number of small restaurants surrounding it. The square is still a great place to take in the fee...
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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 Costa di Sant'Antonio 6, 53100 Siena, Italy
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
This historic house tells the incredible story of Caterina Benincasa who took the order of a nun when she was only eight years old. She was instrumental in shifting the papal seat from Avignon to Rome. She was one of the two women to be elevated to the Doctors of Church and served as the patron saint of Italy in 1939.
Her house was converted into a...
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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 Il Campo, Siena SI, Italy
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The Gaia Fountain that was made by Jacopo Della Quercia is one of the most important works of Italy, dating back to 1400s built in both Gothic and Renaissance in style. The XIV century Fonte Gaia, about which very little is known, was replaced in 1419 by Jacopo Della Quercia's version and thereafter by Tito Sarrocchi's free adaptation of it in 1858...
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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.
The Museum of Natural History is a part of the Academy of Physiocritics and is housed in a 12th century Camaldolese monastery. Its three main sections: Geology, Zoology and Anatomy address the natural history of the earth and hold fascinating collections of objects and research.
Particularly addressing the natural history and evolution of the Tusca...
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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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Via di Citta, 89, 53100 Siena SI, Italy
Dating from the 14th century, the Palazzo Chigi-Saracini now houses the Accademia Musicale Chigiana of Siena. The facade facing Via di Citta is curvilinear and upon entering the courtyard strains of classical music fill the air adding to the lively, vintage atmosphere. In the mid-12th century the powerful Marescotti family erected their town house ...