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Siena Cathedral
Piazza del Duomo, 53100 Siena, Italy
0577 286300
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Ranked #1 of 85 things to do in Siena
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Owner description: The magnificent complex of the Cathedral of Siena, its Duomo, houses a series of some of the most important monuments of the European artistic panorama. With its more than one million visitors every year, the Cathedral without a doubt represents the fulcrum of the entire complex, while other significant elements include the Crypt, the Baptistery and the Museo dell'Opera, all part of the impressive mass formed by the "Duomo Vecchio" (Old Cathedral), and the "Duomo Nuovo" (New Cathedral). Visitors will travel along a memorable itinerary to the discovery of self and the truth of faith through culture and art, the result of more than a millennium of Western history.
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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“Worth seeing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Beautiful, worth buying a ticket to see it from the inside. It is enought to buy the ticket just for the cathedral.

Visited May 2013
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“Impressive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

The cathedral is absolutely magnificent. The view from the rooftop is spectacular. Definitely a must see in Siena.

Visited October 2012
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“Seriously...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

You just have to go. There's no reason not to. This is a gorgeous cathedral, to put it lightly. It's a must see!

Visited April 2013
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Texas
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“Breath Taking!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

The duomo is a "must see" in Siena. It would be impossible to describe the beauty of the duomo, the sculptures, the black and white marble and the altars. Be certain to visit the crypt (entry is behind the duomo). It is breath taking and an experience I will never forget.

Visited April 2013
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“Nothing In The World Quite Like It”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

There are few cathedrals in the world like the Siena Cathedral (the church of Santa Maria Assunta). It's a world heritage site for good reason. The duochrome stone walls and pillars, the sculpture throughout by Bernini and Michelangelo (among a dozen other great Italians sculptors), the grand pulpit by Pisano, and art by a dozen of the finest painters in history are certainly the highlights. Take time (early in the day is the best start time in order to get good interior photos of the stunning stained glass) to slowly stroll the place. I highly recommend renting the audio guide and taking a slow loop through the place. Don't miss the library room with its ancient, illustrated books open (behind sealed glass of course) so that you can see and read the ancient Latin inscriptions.

What a place. If you really love this kind of thing, prepare to spend at least two hours, but remember too that one could spend years studying the art and the history of the cathedral.

Visited April 2013
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