On a visit to Siena you definitely cannot miss out on the must see places. The significance of these must see places are that they stand as a symbol for Siena. These places are what Siena is all about. These must see places in Siena will stay as cherishing memories of the city forever in your heart.
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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
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 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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Piazza del Duomo, 1, 53100 Siena SI, Italy
10:30 am - 06:30 pm
This building was once used as a hospital, dating back to the 13th century. It was originally built as a clinic for pilgrims. Located opposite the duomo, its most noteworthy feature is the Pellegrinaio or the Pilgrim's Hall, that is host to fascinating 15th-century frescoes by artistes like Lorenzo Vecchietta, Priamo della Quercia and Domenico di B...
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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 Porta Giustizia, 39, 53100 Siena SI, Italy
09:00 am - 10:30 pm
L’Orto de’ Pecci is a piece of countryside situated just a few hundred meters from Piazza del Campo. It is a green wonderland with an ancient and fascinating history. Originally a part of a mental institution, this space was eventually taken under the management of a social co-operative that converted it into a beautiful medieval garden...
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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...