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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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We toured the piazza on March 14, 2016. It was a little on the cold side and was not yet tourist high season. Most of the shops were open but not all of them yet. We enjoyed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Hong Kong, China
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Now there are zillions of nice piazza in Italy and after a while you can get a little numb. This piazza in Siena had a special feel to it. The buildings, the shape, and the story of the annual event (we watched a video of the real thing) together made it special. Visited it as part of a tour and... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This piazza takes you back in time. you feel like soon you'll see ppl with different cloth, you'll see horses..beautiful place to walk a round and take memorable picturs.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We toured the piazza on March 14, 2016. It was a little on the cold side and was not yet tourist high season. Most of the shops were open but not all of them yet. We enjoyed climbing the tower but my wife does not like heights very much and got dizzy at the top. It was quite windy up... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited this square 2 times. 2nd was a day of Il Palio competition. It was full of people- one group was in the middle of the square protected by fence another created an outer circle. Horse race with jockeys lasted more than 1 min and took place in the middle of these two groups. It's enough dangerous competition cause... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You must visit while Palio is going on. This historic horse race is definitely worth seeing. Not for the faint of heart and definitely not for ones who can not stand the heat or are claustrophobic as you are not only in the sun and heat for about four hours of pomp and circumstance, but you also are between someone's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you think you have seen it ....you haven't till you have seen Sienna just get here now. Stunning beautiful exhilarating better than Florence......

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Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely square in siena which is popular for the horse race that takes place there. great place to just sit down and soak the sun whilst having a coffee in the surrounding bars

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place to be in Siena. The brick/layered Central thoroughfare of Siena is a sight to behold for its sheer enormity and beauty. The piazza is seashell-shaped and surrounded by beautiful structures all around.You will do well to take a video to cover the entire circle. This place is famous for the Palio horse race. There are many... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This I would describe as one of the more memorable piazza's one can find in Italy. Looking at the pictures you might not notice that it's actually designed as a clam shell. Middle is lower than than the sides around the square.

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Grant-Valkaria, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just imagine the crowds of Palio without the chaos and sit and enjoy a cappuccino (BEFORE 1pm!) or a glass of wine ANYTIME and people watch.

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