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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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Auburn, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful square, lots of restaurants. Very old buildings surrounding the square. Stay away from al mangia restaurant, Overpriced and overbearing waiters

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Comox, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

While we only stopped, our driver was completely overtaken by the enthusiasm, competition of the horse race. His voice cracked, got louder, painted a picture of race day and the build up which involved the entire year. Must be something else!!! For us? it was a unique venue. Sienna is well worth a full day of wandering.

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Sitting in this Plaza (main plaza in Siena) in the evening with a glass of wine or a beer is simply an incredible joy. Watching the people and enjoying the Medieval Plaza as the sun sets will be a highlight of your stay in Siena.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Just a large space surrounded on three sides by cafes probably only comes into its own when the horse race is on!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We came here on a day trip by car from Florence. All four of us loved it. It had a much more authentic raw old Italy feeling to it than did Florence, which maybe has been chasing the tourist dollar, euro and pound a bit too assiduously?

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Find a cafe, order some wine have a meal or just some local meats and cheese and enjoy the moment. We enjoyed getting there just before dusk and watching the color changes as the sun goes down and the lighting takes affect. So relaxing

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

There is no way to describe this "town square" except "magnificent." Shaped like a giant scallop shell, it is ever so slightly concave and slopes down to the Palazzo Pubblico (town hall), incredible medieval building with a soaring tower (which you are welcome to climb to "earn" that gelato). The acoustics of this square are incredible - try standing in... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Well, some people call it the best piazza in Italy. Maybe it is, though I think I preferred the atmosphere around Piazza Navona in Rome, and it's certainly the central attraction around which the city was built. Big, airy and impressive, but there are much better places to eat in the streets just off Il Campo than the eateries facing... More

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Kelkheim,Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

breathtakingly beautiful location,especially by night,with a very special atmosphere of peace and beauty

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I never get tired of sitting in el Campo, enjoying some food and a nice glass of wine, watching all of the people come and go. This was my 6th trip to Siena (I am almost Sienese now!) and even sat up on the balcony across the square enjoying a birds eye view. LOVE it here!!! EU19 Siena!

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