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Address: Piazza del Campo, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Siena's main square is the site of the famous Palio horse races that take...

Siena's main square is the site of the famous Palio horse races that take place in July and August.

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The Piazza del Campo is one of the most beautiful and unique places I've ever been to. I was there for the Palio di Siena - an experience I highly recommend. This 90 second race... read more

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Arriving in Siena a week before the Palio, the piazza was set up ready for the race, including compacted mud, watered each day to stop it cracking. It was interesting, and busy with tourists of course. The seating around the piazza, including the numbered seats in restaurants, and even in the museum overlooking the piazza del Campo, brought it home... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Piazza del Campo is one of the most beautiful and unique places I've ever been to. I was there for the Palio di Siena - an experience I highly recommend. This 90 second race has been held on the Piazza del Campo since the 17th century. You find yourself transported to medieval times. The Sienese take this race VERY... More 

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Stalbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There at the time of the Palio. Fabulous atmosphere and event. The place was buzzing and that was just for a rehearsal! Don't worry about a ticket get into the centre of the square-go to the toilet before you enter, there are none and take something to drink and act as shade because there are none. Try to get a... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'd read the books, I knew that an amazing horse race takes place here but nothing prepared me for the beauty of stepping onto Piazza del Campo. It's breathtaking! The first night of our visit, we ate at a restaurant on the perimeter to take in the views and on our second night, we were treated to some wonderful street... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would imagine most visitors to Siena are drawn here it does have a unique atmosphere and I would recommend an ice cream whilst soaking up the experience. a You can really feel the history and the flags add a lot of colour. The Palio must be an amazing spectacle if you can come to terms with the terrible risk... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Important to visit from it's historical point of view, to walk and enjoy one of europe's greatest medieval square/ beauty and architecture but we were not inclined to linger because it was noisy, full of kids and tourists who couldn't manage the hills. A must visit location but escape to the side streets for exploring and fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely historic place. I was glad we got to visit this place and hear the beautiful historic stories. You would need to have a guided tour at this place to be able to understand it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We saw Piazza del Campo the day before the 2016 Palio race, and many entrances to the square were semi-blocked by stands put up for the race. Still , it was a special experience wandering around the square and admire its peculiar shape and geometry. If you're around for the Palio race, you should definitely watch it, but the crowds... More 

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a few hours in a small terrace of a cafe admiring Piazza del Campo frozen in time. This is an amazing place. For sure, I wish I would have planned to stay longer but I will go back to experience again a journey through time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the place to come and relax at the end of a day. Just sit on the square and people watch. My teens loved it.....and if stay until midnight you might get a small celebratory parade as the winners of the paleo dress up and march through the streets each evening singing for joy (and maybe rubbing it in).

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