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Pinacoteca Nazionale

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Address: Via San Pietro, 29, 53100 Siena, Italy
Phone Number: 39-0577281161
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8:15 am - 7:15 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:15 am - 7:15 pm

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This almost deserted museum with rooms full of paintings (medieval and Renaissance) and one with a modern fashion collection has an incredible view of the city. It's worth a stop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

As long as you understand the periods of history covered in the. Museum, you will enjoy the art. Lots of Renaissance and slightly later. Many, many different paintings of the same religious themes, all beautiful. It was interesting to learn about the Sienese school of art vs. Florence.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This almost deserted museum with rooms full of paintings (medieval and Renaissance) and one with a modern fashion collection has an incredible view of the city. It's worth a stop to have a quiet afternoon away from the tourist mob of Sienna while still expleriencing the rich cultural history of Italy.

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PORT ALLEGANY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

If you like Crhistian iconography and peace and quiet rather than crowds while soaking in it, this is the place for you. A little hard to find due to nondescript signage, but get close and ask as we did. We had the place for ourselves and could have spent another hour on another floor were we not already saturated.

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Lincolnshire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This is the second time I have visited this gallery which is filled to the brim with some terrific art, housed in more than 30 rooms. However, it is an incredibly frustrating place to visit as there is not a single floor plan or guide as to where to go and the reception staff are surly. There is an app... More 

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pisa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

a museum straight out of the 50's when it was enough to hang great paintings on walls. Such a collection deserves a better presentation.

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Los Angeles, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is a great museum if you are interested in Italian paintings of the 12th to 14 century. The major theme is Madonna and Child. But there is an enormous variation, and quite different from the more famous Florence. We went to Siena to Florence, and had just one afternoon. We spent the entire afternoon in this museum. There is... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Superb collection of old icons dating back 600-700-800 years. The Pinacoteca itself is not a large building, but the collection is so exquisite!

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Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Part of the charm of this museum is that it seems not to come onto the radar of many of the tourists in Siena as it is down a side street without signs leading you there. The staff are somewhat surly but the religious artwork is impressive. Start at the top of the building and work down to go through... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We just spent five wonderful days in Siena, breaking from the normal day trip approach. I was looking forward to returning to the Pinacoteca, a great collection of Sienese art. How I was disappointed! The staff is most unwelcoming. You have to deposit your bag, leaving your ID with the desk. There are 5 visitors in the entire place. At... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I loved this gallery, has an amazing collection of religious icons. It is not without it's negatives though. You can only visit the first and second floors at certain times, so once you have finished 1 then you have to wait around for the other to open. Otherwise it was my favourite place to visit in siena.

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Additional Information about Pinacoteca Nazionale

Address: Via San Pietro, 29, 53100 Siena, Italy
Phone Number: 39-0577281161
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 8:15 am - 7:15 pm
Wednesday 8:15 am - 7:15 pm
Thursday 8:15 am - 7:15 pm
Friday 8:15 am - 7:15 pm
Saturday 8:15 am - 7:15 pm

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