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Piazza del Campo

Museo Civico, 53100 Siena, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 57 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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Siena’s Piazza del Campo is where the Palio is raced. A remarkable and atmospheric space which is dominated by the Torre del Mangia. If you want to sit, rest and have a drink at one of the many cafés around the Piazza do realise that the closer you sit towards the open piazza the more you will have added to... More

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Herefordshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Il Campo is very beautiful and busy and Tuscan (dull pink and burnt yellow and subtle orange). The Tourist Information office is now no longer there but inside the Museo at the Duomo.

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We were there on August 15, the day before the Palio. Preparations were underway, the dirt track on the piazza was being watered down, people in their district colors were here and there, and our guide who had grown up in Siena couldn't stop talking about this event. At first the piazza was blocked off and you could only see... More

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful, beautiful, place to walk about any evening of the year.....it is truly unlike anything else in terms of piazzas (town squares)....if the weather is in any way generous (i.e. not raining)....buy yourself and your beloved(s) some ice cream in GROM (2 minutes from Piazza) and walk around as slowly as you can...enjoy.....

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most unique and cool piazzas in Italy. I just wish that I was able to see it during il palio! At any point, it is great to walk through or have an aperitif.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Palio is an astounding, incredible sight to be seen with your own eyes once in a lifetime. Wouldn't recommend eating on del Campo but definitely have a drink and watch the world go by.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

You can only envy the people lucky enough to have viewed the Palio. I have been to Rome and Florence, but this tops it. Take time to savour this

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We spent many an evening after a meal, one night taking slices of pizza and just sitting on one of the segments in the Pizza and watching the world go by. This is definitely the hub of activity within Siena on a nightime, it was wonderful to spend the evenings here.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

It's great to walk the streets and follow the 'contrada' before wandering to this famous central point and enjoying the atmosphere.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is the biggest plaza you will ever see, there are many resturants located within the plaza. There is also a large church, this is were they hold two horse races a year in the plaza.

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