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“Picturesque” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Piazza del Campo

Piazza del Campo
Museo Civico, 53100 Siena, Italy
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Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour
Ranked #2 of 85 things to do in Siena
Certificate of Excellence
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.
Rhode Island, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Picturesque”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Such a picturesque square in Italy. When I think back to Siena I think of sitting in the sunshine in the square people watching, seeing children chase birds, people eating gelato and dinners relaxing with a cup of coffee and their dog. I sat there and imagined the il Palio. I hope I make it back to Siena one day, not only to sit in the Piazza but to explore a little more around it.

Visited September 2012
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“Not for the first time traveller, but once you go there you will want go come back.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

If you are a first time traveler, stick to the Rome-Florence-Milan-Venice circuit. If you have done that already and want to discover Italy, Siena is a great place to visit. You will see this piazza where in July and August the world famous Palio di Siena happens (horse race around the square, and each horse represents a neighbourhood). And where capitalism started. And where the colour "Terra di Siena" comes from. By all means, this is a must see place. There is not really much to see if you are an attraction-type-of-person, but there is a lot to discover.

You can park in one of the recommended sites and there was a sequence of (free) escalators that took us to the old city. What a treat.

Visited February 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Unique but nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

The piazza is famous for Paleo, the horse race events held twice annually. It is an open area that is slightly sloped. Sit on the brick in the middle of the piazza and enjoy the view. Nothing like it elsewhere but there are so many other places that are more beautiful than the piazza del Campo. Time to move on.

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Laid back,clean,safe and vibrant, perfect for a spot of leisurely watching the world go by any time of day or night.

Visited September 2012
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The Piazza is the centre of it all and includes the access to the Torre del Mangio. The Palio race runs on both the 2 July and 16 August. The restaurants are ok in the piazza but seem to charge 20% service.

Visited January 2013
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