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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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Beautiful Place To Visit

This is a beautiful square that one can visit and relax. Enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants on the square, sip some wine and then take a walkign stroll through the town... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful square that one can visit and relax. Enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants on the square, sip some wine and then take a walkign stroll through the town just behind the square. Memories you will always cherish.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This really is a place not to be missed. Each time you come you notice new things and the light at various times gives a different perspective. It is surrounded by lots of restaurants and bars so ideal to people watch. The palio would be an amazing event to experience here. The tower is good to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

You get the sense of the sight and atmosphere on the days of the famous horse race. A wonderfully shaped piazza, sloping sides towards the centre, shops, cafe and the town hall around the outside. Wonderful to sit and rake in

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Piazza Del Campo is a wonderful place to people watch. We enjoyed two excellent dinners here, even though it appears to be very much a "tourist area". There is some, interesting architecture, but the fountain is somewhat underwhelming.

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Gardouch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Difficult to find such kind of plaza anywhere, Its shape, it's history (the "Palio" is played here in July and August), surrounded by old houses, the palazzo Pubblico and the "Mangia" Tower make this place marvelous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Each year they run a horse race around this plazza you do not get the feel of the place as it is always crowded and has a serious slope. In the middle is a fountain and the buildings tower over it mainly because of the gradient and church to the lower end. We took abus from florence that took us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Brilliant to see this famous square with the impressive architecture of the Palazzo Publico and the Torre del Mangia. Amazing trying to imagine the Corsa del Palio being held here. Very impressive place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were not so lucky and it was raining when we visited, but there is something very special about this place. My only wish it we could spend more time admiring it. There are many wonderful shops around it where local artists make jewelry and other things by hand. Ignore the tourists places that sell the magnets etc but look... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

the Piazza is built in such a way, that allows for the Palio horse race to take place around the square

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is the famous square where the Palio is held twice during the summer (bare back horse race 3 times round the square). We were not there for that but it's a pretty lively square with lots going on all the time it seems.

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