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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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Walk along the Via di citta and peer through each gap in the buildings for glimpses of the great piazza before decending to admire the Palazzo in its full glory. It's worth just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Walk along the Via di citta and peer through each gap in the buildings for glimpses of the great piazza before decending to admire the Palazzo in its full glory. It's worth just wandering around the piazza to see it from different angles, as well as revising in the evening to catch the view in a different light. Inside the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I took a group of students here, as part of a study aboard experience. Absolutely lovely, the Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico di Siena. There are many interesting and historic artifacts and artwork to see in the Museo Civico. Also, if you can manage the 495 steps, pay the small extra fee to climb the tower and see an amazing... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The Palazzo Pubblico, Siena's medieval seat of government is a beautiful palace located in Piazza del Campo, the magnificant main square of the city. Visiting it is a very interesting experience.

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We got married in this "Town Hall". What a venue! Fantastic. We and our guests were completely blown away. What a special place for our special day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Site of the famous Palio horse race - this is another must see in Siena. Restaurants and the public buildings surround the huge plaza - and don't forget to check out the gorgeous fountain just opposite the clock tower.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The characteristics of good and bad government are shown in simple style in the detailed frescoes at Palazzo Publicco. They are a lesson for all in how a community should work. This museum is not to be missed, with its array of master artists on the walls and grand architecture throughout. The history of the building reflects the ebb and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The frescoes were amazing, and about the government. You could see what life was like in Tuscany and Siena during those times. There was a fascinating exhibit about the contrade jewelry, which my family enjoyed a lot. There should have been some more English explanations, but overall we learned a lot and are glad we saw it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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

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

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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