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Piazza del Campo

Museo Civico, 53100 Siena, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 57 Attractions in Siena
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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Naples, Italy
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most unique and cool piazzas in Italy. I just wish that I was able to see it during il palio! At any point, it is great to walk through or have an aperitif.

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Palio is an astounding, incredible sight to be seen with your own eyes once in a lifetime. Wouldn't recommend eating on del Campo but definitely have a drink and watch the world go by.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

You can only envy the people lucky enough to have viewed the Palio. I have been to Rome and Florence, but this tops it. Take time to savour this

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We spent many an evening after a meal, one night taking slices of pizza and just sitting on one of the segments in the Pizza and watching the world go by. This is definitely the hub of activity within Siena on a nightime, it was wonderful to spend the evenings here.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's great to walk the streets and follow the 'contrada' before wandering to this famous central point and enjoying the atmosphere.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This is the biggest plaza you will ever see, there are many resturants located within the plaza. There is also a large church, this is were they hold two horse races a year in the plaza.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Although you pay tourist prices for food and drink on il campo, it's worth spending time here in the evening watching the locals gather and catch up with friends. An added bonus is the great gelateria, which during the day you will have to queue for, but it's worth it for the great gelato. I mustn't forget to mention, of... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Lovely Piazza. nice walk through narrow streets full of shops and tourists to get there. It can get busy here, but it is a must, although smaller hill top towns will give you more feel, this has scale. Park outside the town walls, and enjoy a mega walk up hill over polished cobble to the top, not nice in the... More

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Northern New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

During our 7 day venture in Italy we were able to visit a multitude of squares. To claim that Piazza del Campo is the best one in all if Italy is a stretch. Being in a city, the square was packed...I felt a little uncomfortable while walking around. I know that we were visiting during the height of tourist season... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A great open area like an amphitheatre, surrounded by cafes and trattoria's. Everyone converges to this area whether it be to just sit and relax or have a meal at one of the restaurants, or there are the mass numbers of tour groups that pass through the area. We were lucky enough to be here for the annual horse race... More

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