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Piazza del Campo

Address: Museo Civico, 53100 Siena, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 59 Attractions in Siena
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: People-watching, Walking
Owner description: Siena's main square is the site of the famous Palio horse races that...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: People-watching, Walking
Owner 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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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is where the famous horse races around the piazza take place. Round the place there are many beautiful historical buildings, for instance the old town hall Palazzo Pubblico.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Living and relaxed medieval square in the heart of Siena. There you find restaurants and cafes; and also Palazzo Publico with great art.

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Granada, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I have seen beautiful squares in my life, like plaza Mayor in Madrid, plaza de Corredera in Cordoba, stare mesto square in Prague, Plaza Nueva in Granada, piazza de la señoria in Firenze, but nothing compared with the breathtaking Medieval beauty of the square in Siena where the famous festivity of Il Palio takes place. Amazing, you feel like you... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

In this amazing shell shaped square you will find the beautiful Gaia Fountain, the Palazzo Comunale and the Mangia Tower all of which are amazing! I hope I can come back one day to watch the Palio of Siena (horse race)

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Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Main piazza of Siena. A must see and appreciate, good choice of restaurants and cafes around. Best when less crowded and sunny it's a great spot. park at the bottom of the town and they have a great set of escalators to reach the top - easy.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A very lively place with people sitting around, enjoying the sun and the atmosphere. There are resturants surrounding the square, and souvenir shops.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I think this would be a really vibrant place in summer especially during time of the horse races. On Christmas holiday it was quiet but restaurants were open, and locals were welcoming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My husband and I have been here a couple times, once for the Palio in 2003 and this past December. This is a lovely village square where people young and old gather, many sitting on the ground just chatting. A lovely place with a feel of being at home. Beautiful architecture and friendly people in Siena. One of my favorite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Piazza was three times as big as i expected- quite rightly so as it has the house the majority of the citizens of the town for the Palio. i was really surprised by the steep incline from the back down to the palazzo Pubblico. Wow- what an exciting place to observe horse racing. the rest of Europe have a... More 

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Stanley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Visited in August 2013 whilst at a family wedding. Absolutely amazing. Whilst the ladies visited the abundant boutiques in the side streets,my wife's cousin and I enjoyed a refreshing cool beer and a sandwich at one of the many restaurants around the piazza. It was a scorchingly hot day....stress free heaven!

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