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Address: Museo Civico, 53100 Siena, Italy
Activities: People-watching, Walking
Description: Siena's main square is the site of the famous Palio horse races that take...
Siena's main square is the site of the famous Palio horse races that take place in July and August.
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Huge piazza in the centre of gorgeous Siena. I bought the €10 ticket to climb the bell tower (which I thought was a bit pricy, but the view was amazing) on a sunny day and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Huge piazza in the centre of gorgeous Siena. I bought the €10 ticket to climb the bell tower (which I thought was a bit pricy, but the view was amazing) on a sunny day and the view is really spectacular. You can see a full 360 degrees and enjoy a birds eye view of the piazza, the cobbled streets below,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Go to siena and its a 100% to go to the famous Piazza del Palio! Make plans to go where de Palio happens (twice a year).

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Pisa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Just lie down and watch the sky! Simply the best thing is stay here, sit and enjoy a beer with your friends/partner.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful, huge piazza to hang out any time of the day or evening and marvel at the beauty surrounding it! Grab a couple of beers or anything you like and choose a spot on this slopy piazza. Perfection lies in the simplest of things!

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Alas, they weren't having the horse race on the day we were there, but the large, sloped piazza is a dramatic sight even when it's nearly empty. There's a real medieval feel to the place and its simple beauty is an integral part of what gives Siena its charm. The buildings offer modest shopping.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

The climb to the top of the tower was tough but so worth the effort!! You get a 360 view of the city of Siena, the rolling hills and vineyards of Tuscany... It's very special. Don't miss it. Worth the $10 Euro entry fee!

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Greenville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Site of the famous Palio horse race. It's hard to imagine horses racing around this square as you stand there, but it's a fun place to visit for small while. We ventured off to find a less busy restaurant and were quite happy with our find.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It seemed to be even nicer at night to be in the Piazza. You notice by the shape of the surface, that it must be used for an event - in this case the famous horse race. Cafes and shops surround the Piazza and it appears to be the heart of Siena. We even found a laundromat just off the... More 

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Frederick, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Piazza del Campo is the heart of Siena. This is the location of the famous Palio di Siena horse races. I love the shell-shaped piazza and it's quite a beautiful place at night. There are cafés ar around to enjoy a drink and people watch. You can also go to the top of the town hall tower for spectacular views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had such a lovely visit in Sienna, browsing about, visiting museums and churches -- but most wonderful of all was simply sitting in the Piazza sharing lunch in the sunshine with my husband. We had an incredibly delicious light lunch, and thoroughly enjoyed the setting and people-watching in the warm Italian sun.

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