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Piazza del Campo

Museo Civico, 53100 Siena, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 56 Attractions in Siena
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: People-watching, Walking
Description: Siena's main square is the site of the famous Palio horse races that take place in July and August.
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Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We are enjoying the Piazza del Campo when my husband turns to me and says "Was this where the horse race was in the James Bond 007 Movie" :-) We both enjoyed this Piazza!

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

4 euros to enter, but well worth it. Incredible black and white marble internally and amazing floor decoration. The illuminations in the library are also a must see.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The old world character, sloped bowl design classic architecture. Anyone who goes to Siena should spend at least an hour in this square in the evening. Just sit on the brick and soak it up - warning your pants will be dirty, but its mandatory to get the vibe!

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Gothenburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

There are some places that are famous. Visiting them you sometimes will be disappointed, but this is not the case with Piazza del Campo. This place fulfilled our high expectations.

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Ellettsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This was an amazing site with the city tower, city hall, and Fountain of Joy. One could imagine what the square would have looked like at the height of Siena medieval power with the throngs of people.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The Campo is worth visiting, just to see the colorful array of buildings, shops and its sheer size. So easy to visualize life as it was in "old" Siena.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

You have to envision this back in the mideval days. And also in the modern horse race around the basin of this bowl shaped plazza. Wonderful people watching, shopping and eating.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Siena calls for being in shape, it's up and down to get around town. Check soccer schedule if driving in, with a soccer game parking is seriously jammed. Duomo is not to be missed.

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Fresno, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful City many things to see and do! Would definitely recommend this this beautiful countryside. From the great wines to classic Italian eating, it's all good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

You won't believe the feeling you get from hanging out here. Too bad you can't put that in a bottle. Any place you can sit, including on the ground on il campo will chill you out.

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