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Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

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Address: Piazza del Campo 1, 53100 Siena, Italy
Phone Number: 0577 292226
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Description: Siena's City Hall, whose construction began in the 13th century, houses...
Siena's City Hall, whose construction began in the 13th century, houses the city's Civic Museum, whose collection includes the profound fresco entitled "Allegory of Good and Bad Government."
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Gothic beauty!

Very striking mideivel building that the city council uses now but can you imagine what it was like living here back in mideivel times....I found this fascinating and could not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Very striking mideivel building that the city council uses now but can you imagine what it was like living here back in mideivel times....I found this fascinating and could not get enough. I want to go back to Italy again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A Siena museum not to be missed for sure. Beautiful historical frescos adorned all of the wall spaces and were breathtaking beautiful to gaze upon. Most required an explanation, so I'm glad that we had a guide. Impressive outside & magnificent inside. Definitely worth a visit....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Town Hall has some fantastic frescoes. My favourites were the allegories of good and bad government (unfortunately bad government has been severely damaged but you get the idea).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Drove from Volterra today to see this. Magnificent from the outside but even better inside. The frescoes were fabulous. I loved the chapel inside. All the timber and the chandelier original from the 1400's. Amazing and in perfect condition. Also loved the jewellery, crown and chalices in the cabinets. Definitely worth seeing. Absolutely beautiful. €11 per person. Were told the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I know not everyone likes to visit museums, but this one is worth a visit. Every wall and every ceiling in this build has some fresco dating back to the 1500s. Your neck will be sore from looking at the ceilings, but this is truly an amazement that needs to be seen. The main floor of the museum also has... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Like another reviewer I found the staff in the museo Civico unhelpful and certainly not friendly but this was based on just one person. Do note that it is not possible to hire a tablet guide without photo ID which I didn't have. As a result my visit was somewhat impacted and English labelling/cataloging was sporadic. The frescos are beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We had been given recommendations to visit this museum because of the 'good government / bad government murals. After two hours our heads were spinning. Every available area has been decorated by frescoes, murals or just decoration which dates back to the 12th century. Beautifully preserved with many of the colours still very bright. Well worth a visit just to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I found the visit to the Palazzo and Museum really enjoyable! Lovely architecture, beautiful frescos, great Renaissance paintings full of a wonderful history! And all cool away from the hot sun! It is well worth the €9 entrance fee!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The frescos on the walls in this building are stunning examples of a great era that gave been well preserved. You must spend some time and sample the atmosphere and historical content when you visit Siena.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A real must when visiting Siena. Unfortunately staff speak very poor English and do not seem to be very friendly.

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Address: Piazza del Campo 1, 53100 Siena, Italy
Phone Number: 0577 292226
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena

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