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“Visit for the atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Piazza del Campo

Piazza del Campo
Museo Civico, 53100 Siena, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 56 attractions in Siena
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: People-watching, Walking
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Owner description: Siena's main square is the site of the famous Palio horse races that take place in July and August.
Cologne, Germany
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“Visit for the atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

The atmosphere in this square is wonderful. It is so large that even with the crowds it can be enjoyed. We did sit and have a gelato, but it was the most expensive stop for gelato and coffee we had in 10 days in Italy. Nice place to rest your feet and people watch. The entire square is worth taking in as the buildings all around are different and the atmosphere worth savoring. There is a nice pottery shop in one corner of the square that is chock full and had quite a nice variety and the pricing seemed more reasonable then some of the other shops I stopped in.

Visited October 2012
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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“The Fountain of Joy is wonderful, although a copy.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

There are many reviews of the wonderful Piazza del Campo, but this is on the Fountain of Joy (Fonte Gaia) The Piazza was paved in 1349 and the original Fountain was done in 1342. Replaced in 1419, it was the endpoint for the new water conduits. It is adorned by the Madonna surrounded by classic and Christian virtues. It was designed by Jacopo della Quercia, but the originals are actually in the Ospedale di Santa Maria delle Scala. When replaced in 1866, two nude statues were omitted by city fathers as being too pagan and too nude.

Visited March 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“You could spend an entire day here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

The gently sloping and circular shape of this piazza would be a great place for a concert. We spent a few hours here lounging around watching the filming of a Ballywood movie.

Visited October 2012
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Whitefish, Montana
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“Unique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Different from any other city piazza in the shape. Lots of places to sit and watch people strolling by.

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Singapore, Singapore
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“One of my fav Piazza!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

This is my one of my fav squares!
Liked e fact that it's sloping down. U could sit on e top n people watch, eat a gelato under e warm sunshine..lie down n bask in e wonderful atmosphere!

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