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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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Bluffton, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The city's history is interesting. Lovely shops to stroll into and restaurants to relax in. The gelato (ice cream) is a treat.

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Yellowknife, NWT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We were not ready for the cathedral in Siena. We were capture by its beauty, both inside and outside. After 5 weeks in Italy, we concluded that this was the best cathedral we had seen. And we were there in late September, so it was not crowded. if you are in Siena, it woudl be a crime to not go... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The mosaic floor is uncovered only once a year, in September. If at all possible, try to time your trip to see the magnificent art work in the floors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

There are so many things to see on the one ticket that we took two days to avoid the crowds. Lots of tourists even in Oct. All worth while. Great preservation of the new church and of the stuff beneath it.

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Tipp City, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We saw a lot of churches during our trip to Italy, and this was my favorite. The striped pattern in the marble was striking and the mosaics on the floor were fascinating.

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Phildadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The Siena Cathedral is truly amazing. My son and nephews, 6, 8 and 11--loved it too! We all opted for the audio tours and are very glad we did. I loved learning about the building of the cathedral and Michelangelo's hand in it. The art work is amazing. Admission is money well spent. It is a must see.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Have seen many Cathedrals in Europe, but I think I have to say I have been most impressed with that of Siena. The stunning black and white columns and the floor panels make this Cathedral memorable. We bought the all inclusive €12 ticket to view Cathedral, Museo, Crypt, Battisero and unmissable panoramic view which is worthwhile. I bought the O... More

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Lake Stevens, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The interior of this church was absolutely stunning. The Lapis Alter to Mary was breathtaking. Even with a lot of people in the church it was possible to have a meaningful experience.

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

What a marvelous place to send an hour or so looking at this spectacular church and mosaics. We got there late in the day and had no wait or crowds and walked around in awe of the majestic beauty of the place. Don't need a guide just walk, look and enjoy

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Comox, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

More is better...and at the Siena Duomo it is at its best! This cathedral is exciting, fabulous, inspiring where ever you look. Every inch is a new Wow, the effort and passion that the those who have created such beauty, and those who have loved it is so evident. With eyes filled in wonder, with heart so happy, we wandered... More

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