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Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

Address: Piazza del Campo 1, 53100 Siena, Italy
Phone Number: 0577 292226
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Ranked #7 of 54 Attractions in Siena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Government Buildings, Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You get a feel for the pageantry that must have punctuated medieval life when you enter this impressive space. It's really something to see.

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Hale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I really loved all the works on display, which give a fascinating view of social, economic and political life. In particular, the large painting of Good and Bad Government which takes up almost two walls, gives a detailed glimpse of how the people lived in both town and country.

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Gothenburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The palace is interesting in itself, and if you have a knowledge of Italien history and can refer to it, you will find a pleasure in looking at all the works of art and analysing them.

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The frescos and all of the art works, as well as the history of the role played by the building in siena

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Manchester, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Museo Civico is not a large museum but it has some brilliant works on display: Lorenzetti's Good and Bad Government, Simone Martini's Maesta and the beautiful chapel. Don't omit to climb the stairs to the balcony where you have a glorious view out over the market place to the open country beyond the city walls. Maybe a bit overpriced... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The Civic Museum and its clock tower, called Torre del Mangia, were completed in the 14th century. This building was and still is the city's town hall. There isn't much information given about the history of Siena in the museum, but a visit does allow you to see the Council of Nine's different meeting rooms, all of which are decorated... More

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Gorgeous palazzo as a whole, and you can also see many famous artwork, like Ambrogio Lorenzetti's allegory for good and bad government and Simone Martini's masterpiece.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

It was a great way to have art teach you history. The story of "good" government in Siena was deeply moving

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Ok I admit the shell like piazza and the tower which dominate Siena attract all the attention. But the Museo Civico off the main "square" is a must visit if you like art. The frescos can be huge and depict everything from battles to daily life. The chapel is a burst of colour in the middle of it all. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The town hall stretches across the south side of piazza del Campo. With its numerous triple bays under supporting Gothic arches, it's design marks a transition from defensive fortress to city mansion for civic gatherings. The Civic Museum includes the rooms decorated by the Sienese masters Aretino, di Bartolo, Lorenzetti and Martini. The Torre del Mangia bell tower rises near... More

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