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“Beautiful open-air hangout for people watching” 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 #1 of 90 things to do in Siena
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.
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“Beautiful open-air hangout for people watching”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We love hanging out at Piazza del Campo in the summers with gigantic gelatos and flip flops, it is such a beautiful place where you can spend the entire afternoon just do people-watching. It is full of restaurants and obviously most people know Siena for the Palio horse race and that is taken place here. A good time to come is also in the evening around 5,6pm so you can do 'aperitivo' Italian-style - buy a drink and eat the snacks for free.

Visited December 2012
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“Beautiful square”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Definitely see this; it's a major attraction in Siena and a really neat place. Beautiful view, interesting people-watching, pretty fountain, and tons of great restaurants.

Visited March 2013
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“You can just imagine the horses...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I wanted to come here since I saw a documentary to the annual Palio horse race. It is an amazing area and I was not disappointed. The concave central area makes it perfect for viewing the race (or so I have heard). I also enjoyed the Font Gaia 'Fountain of Joy' which is beautiful. I'd love to be there for the race one day, but in the meanwhile a visit to the Piazza was well worth it.

Visited March 2013
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Asheboro, North Carolina
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“Heart of Siena”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We visited during a cold and rainy time, so we had the Campo (and most of Siena) to ourselves. It looks like a medieval town should look. We didn't eat at the restaurants, but did have drinks and cafe at a couple during the time we were in town--friendly folks, who seemed happy that a couple of tourists were there in the winter. Would love to go back for a summer evening sometime.

Visited March 2013
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“A Great Piazza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

A congregation place for locals and tourists. Great atmosphere!
Many interesting shops, bars and restaurants. A place to just stop and enjoy the Tuscan sun amid the wonder of the Middle Ages.

Visited March 2013
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