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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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Unforgettably romantic place!! We stopped here for lunch and stayed there for one or two hours people watching and in awe of this wonderful place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Where else can you find so much character, beauty and style in a collection of old brick buildings? This is exactly what makes Italy so special, if you look at a picture of this piazza you will immediately know that it is located in Italy. When visiting this piazza do not miss the excellent ice cream at the Gelateria Manganelli,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

What a location!!! Even when it’s not Palio time this is such a fantastic place to be. It appears perfectly constructed as an amphitheatre although apparently it was just the way it was when they built it. Bars ring the campo and although you are paying over the odds, it’s such a privilege to be in so beautiful a place.

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Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We entered Siena at San Marco port and used Rick Steves guidebook to help us find way to Il Campo, the piazza. Snapped photos of the piazza, the fountain of joy, and duomo tower in the distance. This piazza is rather unique with its oval bowl shape and is also quite large with lots of open space. After Il Campo... More

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Siena, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Great place to people watch! Been in the day and evening, both were great. At night there are lots of peddles, hacking their wears and musicians playing for money. That can be annoying.

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Highland, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed this Piazza every night while in Siena. Great restraints ,great shopping and great people watching .Can't wait to return!!

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Lake Placid, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

In general, I 'm not the type of person to sit down and stare at a town square. It's a lovely place to slow stroll through on your way to various sites. The fountain has some art history behind it. The original fountain is preserved in pieces at the museum opposite the front facade of the cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Wonderful and unique. A must if you are in Siena. To imagine there , how the Palio takes place. Its amazing!,

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Loved Il Campo. Fantastic for people watching. The cafes lining it are not too overpriced, so sit down, order a drink, and enjoy! Sunset is spectacular as it bounces off the stone and brick.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Have been here a couple of times and enjoy the history. Great restaurants and bars all around the plaza with well trained staffs who understand their existence is based on visiting tourists. Will certainly return if visiting the Tuscany area again.

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