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Address: Banchi Di Sotto, 52, 53100 Siena, Italy
Phone Number: 39-057741271
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I am not one for art galleries and museums as a rule but this was recommended and what an interesting hour so it was. Fantastic paintings from 13th century and shelf upon shelf... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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English first
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I am not one for art galleries and museums as a rule but this was recommended and what an interesting hour so it was. Fantastic paintings from 13th century and shelf upon shelf of old accounts. A great view of Il Campo from the balcony

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Florence, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Absolutely not to miss if you are in Siena in the morning, monday to saturday. Access is FREE but allowed at specific hours i.e. 9:30 - 10:30 - 11.30. The most interesting part of the State Archive is the Museo delle Biccherne, where the covers of the Republic of Siena accounting books are kept, ranging from 13th to the 17th... More 

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Lincolnshire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

It is tricky to find this absolute gem, but it's an amazing place and a must for anyone interested in books, history, culture or art. It is totally free and today there was no one else there when the tour started at 9.30 so I had a personal tour with my guide, Lorella, who made a huge attempt to communicate... More 

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

When in Siena make a trip to the old city archives in Banchi de Sotto. Not easy to find, go inside the courtyard and up the stairs to a locked door. Free visits are offered at 930, 1030 and 1130 am to look at some of the old painted leather and wooden covers used for binding medieval documents. They date... More 

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