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Siena Cathedral

Piazza del Duomo, 53100 Siena, Italy
0577 286300
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Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: The magnificent complex of the Cathedral of Siena, its Duomo, houses a series of some of the most important monuments of the European artistic... more » Owner description: The magnificent complex of the Cathedral of Siena, its Duomo, houses a series of some of the most important monuments of the European artistic panorama. With its more than one million visitors every year, the Cathedral without a doubt represents the fulcrum of the entire complex, while other significant elements include the Crypt, the Baptistery and the Museo dell'Opera, all part of the impressive mass formed by the "Duomo Vecchio" (Old Cathedral), and the "Duomo Nuovo" (New Cathedral). Visitors will travel along a memorable itinerary to the discovery of self and the truth of faith through culture and art, the result of more than a millennium of Western history. « less
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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We were fortunate to visit the Duomo when the pavement had been uncovered so it was a must see opportunity and we were not disappointed !

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Morton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This Cathedral has been nicknamed "The Zebra Church". It is very different from many of the Italian Cathedrals found in this country. It is beautiful and wondrous as it was built in stages back in 1215 and 1263. There are works of Michelangelo inside this Cathedral. And, beautiful marble artwork on the floor. Siena is a wonderful village of about... More

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Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The cathedral looks great from the outside but just wait until you are in it. The most stunning interior of almost any church anywhere. Try to visit when the floors are uncovered (check the website for details) as the stories they tell are worth seeing. The Gateway to heaven tour which takes small groups up narrow stairs into the roof... More

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I would argue that this cathedral might even rival the Vatican in beauty. Granted they are two different styles (gothic vs baroque), but an amazing display of medieval craftsmanship.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

So amazing to see inlaid marble floor paintings. "The massacre of the innocents" scene was especially amazing depicting the emotion on the stone faces.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Wonderful day trip from Florence - take the Sitibus. Get the combined ticket to see it all and be sure to make the climb!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Visited the cathedral twice, doing the main cathedral and the crypt under the church. Very impressive cathedral with the white mable etc.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I agree with the previous reviewers...this cathedral was amazing! We were there in September and were able to see the amazing mosaic floors....only wish that we would have gotten the audio tour. Our only problem was driving in Siena. The ancient part of the city can be difficult to find, even with a gps.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Siena Cathedral is not to be missed. There are larger and more famous Cathedrals, but of the dozens that I have visited over the years this is my number one choice. The artwork inside is amazing. The floor art is usually covered to protect it with only a few of the biblical scenes exposed. To my great surprise, it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Must not be missed when visiting Siena!!! I recommend a tour or audio guide for the history of the building, panels and meanings of various symbols and colours.

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