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Address: Piazza A. Manzoni, Siena, Italy
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The Renaissance interior of this Basilica is beautiful, but some of its...

The Renaissance interior of this Basilica is beautiful, but some of its chilling displays of dead religious notables may give you nightmares, including a shrouded skeleton with a wax head and a mummified body.

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Off the beaten path

The Basilica of Santa Mari dei Servi is, I see on the web, rarely noted among the more splendid churches of the Servite Order. We were wandering Siena, out for a long walk last... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jim H
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San Antonio, Texas

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Basilica of Santa Mari dei Servi is, I see on the web, rarely noted among the more splendid churches of the Servite Order. We were wandering Siena, out for a long walk last fall and came across this large but othewise unimposing structure. A handful of touristy looking folk were leaving so we went inside. No one asked us... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Nowhere near as famous or frequented as the famous Duomo of Sienna, but beautiful in its own right with some great frescoes and paintings within. Also a great vantage point to look over the city,

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West Coxsackie, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

i was hesitant to go here but we had a pass to go to this and four other places so i used it, it was the last thing i did though. its hard to dislike anything about churches or religion directed buildings for there was always such devotion to the purpose of every detail. the stairs almost killed me but... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The great cathedral of Siena is one of the masterpieces of Europe. There are a number of works of art, to study and admire. The ticket that lets you into the basilica, also gives you access to the baptistry, the lookout tower and more. Well worth the visit, and best of all the cost. Hopefully they will keep it at... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We bought tickets to this as part of a package deal, but this was way far away from the Duomo. Poorly marked, we had trouble finding it

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The atmosphere of this church is very peaceful, and there are some beautiful paintings to enjoy, including the remains of some old frescoes.Check out the Salome dancing very sedately before Herod - chapel to the left of the altar.

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Little Canfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

On the day of our visit we had this lovely church to ourselves. It contains an art collection, some of which date as far back as 1261,as well as a holy water stoup dating from 13C. From the steps of the church there are lovely views over Siena. Escape the crowds and seek out this church....it's worth the effort!

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

A true beauty at the South end of Siena. The church has some fin baroque pieces, and a some beautiful religious art. While not as grand as the Duomo, it is much more prayerful.

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