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Piazza del Campo

Museo Civico, 53100 Siena, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 56 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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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

beautiful piazza full of atmosphere and history, buzzing with bars and cafes and great for people watching

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere, very unique and gorgeous piazza. Just sit, grab a drink and enjoy it all. Definitely worth the visit!

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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to just sit and look at the buildings and also to people watch. It is interesting to watch the people sitting on the ground move as the shade moves.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Sat on the aftermath dirt from the horse races from the day before. Enjoyed a gelato at dusk with my favorite guy while soaking up the ambiance of the busy Piazza.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

All over town there are photographs of the horse running "Il loggia" that goes on on the square early July. You can imagine how it must be when that goes on. Without the horses, it is a lovely square with cafés and restaurants.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

What a nice place to sit and absorb the history and beauty of the town. We had some gelato and walked all over the place and climbed the Torre Mangia, which offered a fantastic view of the Piazza del Campo.

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Canton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were visiting Siena two days before the horse race. We were told by our tour guide who lives I the area that it takes place once a year on July 2nd. The race takes place on Piazza del Campo which is the center of the town but when you view it the sides of the Piazza is angled with... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This piazza is where the annual Palio race still takes place. The Palio is still considered to be the most important event in Siena and takes place twice a year. Basically, the different boroughs of Siena challenge each other by racing horses in Piazza del Campo, the town's core. Back 'in the day', each borough's horse was given to them... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The piazza has a wonderful atmosphere. Stop at one of the restaurants, which were not extortionate, to people watch- it's a must visit place!

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boston, ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Difficult, challenging and worth the effort. Go in the morning when it is both cooler and less crowded. The stairway is TWO WAY, which makes for some interesting passages.

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