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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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There's nothing like a medieval city and its square. Granted it's packed with tourists and surrounded by restaurants & hawkers but this cannot spoil the unique space.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Mill Valley California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

There's nothing like a medieval city and its square. Granted it's packed with tourists and surrounded by restaurants & hawkers but this cannot spoil the unique space.

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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

This is just a great setting. It's large, there's activity like children playing or college students acting like college students, and not too many hawkers. We ate dinner twice on the square, even though it's not where the best restaurants are. It's that grand a scene.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

love to dine in dozens!! of restaurants and "people watch" and shop in all the little trendy Italian boutiques Gelato everywhere Travelling musicians/dancers Tourists/Locals

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Alicante, Spain
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

The piazza runs horses around the centre twice a year, but yesterday it was just full of people, families, couples and pigeons! We sat and had a spritz, the drink to have in Tuscany, and just enjoyed the sights, although there were too many people for our liking, but hey we all want to see incredible places and this sure... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Siena is a beautiful medieval city with a great town square. the Piazza del Campo is an incredibly large city center that is surrounded by shops and restaurants. Equally amazing is that you don't have to spend an arm and a leg to get a cup of cappuccino and a bite to eat.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

If you come to Sienna then you have to visit the Campo. The pigeons enjoy bathing in the fountain and everyone else just does their own thing. The square is much larger than I imagined. It was constructed on the base of the 3 hills the town was built on. Apart from the cathedral there's not a great deal more... More 

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Leamington, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

First of all, if you find El Campo at any time other than the afternoon, the light and shadows make for such a beautiful and stunning contrast on this massive square! It is dramatic no matter what time of day you find it, but it especially nice in the evening, all lit up with people sitting in the square with... More 

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Carron, Fakirk United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

This must be the bet sight in Italy , you could not believer they run a horse race round this piazza there is not a flat or straight section to this place it is outstanding, the areas around the piazza is full of restaurants and tourist shops but just stand in the middle and think about the horse race and... More 

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Volos, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Until I visit Siena I couldn't imagine that a city square could be built this way! This square has be build in an amphitheater mode so people can actually sit down and be all able to see the Duomo that sits no the front side exactly like a theater's scene/stage!!

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Valle Crucis, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A famous place for people to gather. Lots of restaurants around it and it is very centrally located in Siena.

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