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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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Great art in the Museum

There's a nice view over the old marketplace from the top floor of the Palazzo, but the highlights are the art in the museum.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

There's a nice view over the old marketplace from the top floor of the Palazzo, but the highlights are the art in the museum.

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Egham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is a splendid building which has been well preserved. It is very photogenic. It still serves as the town hall but the state rooms are open to the public.

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Chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

- There are many good frescoes here and I loved most of the works. - Many museums in Siena (and other famous Tuscan towns we saw during this trip ) are with very less people -in some places you are alone. - The Allegory of Good and Bad Government -of political themes is interesting ( still current !!!) - A... More 

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Stow, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Great artwork, interesting history and nice break from the sun. Several flights of stairs so for some might not be easily accessible.

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Tacoma, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The photos are better than the experience. After Rome, it is hard to compare. Decent murals but doesn't live up to the hype.

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

There are some very good examples of Renaissance art literally everywhere you look. Worth seeing but not an absolute must if you are OD'ed on frescos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Not only is it an interesting pictorial view of what a good and what a bad government should look like-the building architecturally is very pleasing to see inside. Siena has such a different population of people as its government had been studied the world over! The the very fact that the Palio has a competition of 17 different 'crests' of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The Civic Museum is in the City Hall (Palazzo Publico) at the base of the bell tower and is located directly on the Piazza del Campo which is in the center of Siena, Italy. The building is virtually impossible to miss as it is the largest building in the Piazza and has a giant bell tower attached to it. Sienna... More 

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Valle Crucis, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is the focal point of the Piazza del Campo. The museum here is truly remarkable. It is easy to find and gives so much of the history of Siena.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Caught in a very heavy shower during on stay in Siena, we decided to get out of the rain and visit some inside attractions. We found it very interesting with many beautiful paintings and glad that it had rained or we may never had visited! There is also access to a terrace area giving wonderful views over the surrounding countryside.... More 

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