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Piazza del Campo

Museo Civico, 53100 Siena, Italy
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Ranked #1 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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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Sit back, have a glass of wine, and enjoy the scenery. People watching at its best. We went and had some lunch in this square, walked around, then had some gelato. We later went back at an evening time to have some wine and just "people watch". The food isn't the best, but the experience is what you are paying... More

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Bogotá, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Beuatiful place, I loved eating aroung the main square and looking at the tower while having a glass of wine

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Hamilton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

What an excellent Piaza to feel like part of the Sienese community. It is the place to hang out at night, take a stroll, eat some gelato or have a drink.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The piazza is grand; and to think that there is a horse race twice a year here. We definitely have to come back to see that. In any case, sit with a glass of wine at any of the multitude of restaurants on the square and just watch people. It was a site to see so many young locals just... More

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Santa Monica, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

fun to sit at one of the many places to eat - have a coffee or meal and watch the world stroll by. Don't expect great food - you're paying for the location.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed visiting Siena and especially the amazing Piazza del Campo. Lovely town and area to walk around in, lots of alleys and small streets and lots of historical buildings. And many small cafes and restaurants to sit down and soak in the ambience. Don´t miss this fantastic town!

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Ajijic, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Unchanged for centuries, the Piazza del Campo is the site of the famous Palio, the famous horse race that takes place here twice each year. Inless you make reservations far in advance, you won't get near the place then. Better to visit at a quieter time. Ringed by ancient buildings and restaurants, the campo is dominated by a huge tower,... More

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Tripoli, Libya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I was lucky to study at the university in Siena and I was living near by Piazza del Campo it's nice to walk around this piazza and I was always sitting in the beautiful caffe shops in this amazing square surrounding by historical building , in general Siena is a wonderful city the people are very kind, very nice shops... More

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is a stunning open space, not just in terms of its size, but also in terms of its shape as an amphitheatre. Surrounded by bars and restaurants on three sides and the Torre Mangia on the other its a natural focal point for Sienese live, but what makes it so spectacular is that you can't see it until you... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We returned to Siena in early June 2013 - my third day trip to the town. Next visit to Toscana, we'll base ourselves there, to get the feel of the town before and after the tourist buses arrive. When we arrived, we headed straight for the Piazza del Campo - the principal public space of Siena's centro storico and one... More

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