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“Stunning frescoes recently uncovered” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Crypt of Siena Cathedral (Il Duomo)

Crypt of Siena Cathedral (Il Duomo)
Piazza del Duomo, 53100 Siena, Italy
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Ranked #9 of 54 Attractions in Siena
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Stunning frescoes recently uncovered”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Cathedral crypts are usually dark, airless and with low ceilings, but not here in Siena Cathedral. Ceilings were high and it was air conditioned. What were amazing were the frescoes showing the life of Jesus that were created in the 13th century. These were only discovered in the last 5 or 6 years and are beautiful. What a find.

Visited July 2012
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Vienna, Austria
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“Not worth the money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

The crypt itself is not very stunning or crypt-like. There are just a few glass plates where you can look down into the crypt itself and a few stone fragments from the crypy. The cathedral itself and the museum though are great and a place you must visit in Siena.

Visited August 2012
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Franklin, Tennessee
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“Amazing place!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Just awe inspiring place... They never completed but Iove this Duomo more then St Peters and the Duomo in FLorence..(Pictures provided.)

Visited August 2011
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“One of the most beautiful cathedrals I have ever seen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

I've traveled quite a bit and visited numerous cathedrals throughout Europe. This is definitely one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. I was awestruck by its beauty, the attention to detail, and the artwork. It takes a little walking to get to it, but definitely worth the effort. The surrounding area is mostly for pedestrians and is very pleasant. Lots of great shops and restaurants. Even my 18 year old son said this was incredible to see.

Visited June 2012
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“breath-taking!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

you will have to get something to sleep after visiting this place: the beauty , the light, the art....the best experience!

Visited May 2012
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