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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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Amazing gem, but frustrating too....

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
ourmaminhavana
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Lincolnshire, England
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Lincolnshire, England
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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105 reviews 105 reviews
39 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Cupertino, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
36 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Yes, one is allowed to take photographs of the collection for a 1 euro fee unlike at so many other museums. The early Renaissance artwork from Siena was stunning; we only had time for this part of the museum. Both the Rick Steves' guide for Siena and the Blue Guide gave us helpful hints for our visit. Visiting on a... More 

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

If you want to have an an amazing collection of Byzantine and Gothic art all to yourself, head here. So much beauty my head began to swim. No one else there but us, it felt like a private viewing. Not much in the way of museum flashiness, which we found refreshing. Most people equate Florence with art in Tuscany, but... More 

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Sydney
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

There are some lovely paintings in the gallery. But the lighting is terrible, bloody terrible and all floors arnt open at once. Most frustrating

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