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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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Even better than the TV led us to expect!

The Piazza del Campo is deservedly world-famous, for its beauty and its horse race, but it is even better when you get there. We came from Florence on the train, and after... read more

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Piazza del Campo is deservedly world-famous, for its beauty and its horse race, but it is even better when you get there. We came from Florence on the train, and after Florence's cramped but dense wonders, the sheer scale and size of this Piazza is even more impressive. The buildings are beautiful, all is in proportion and the nine... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice hangout place for a croissant and a cup of coffee in the morning,and a drink or two in the evening. Vibrant and exciting,the piazza is often buzzing with some type of event. Deffinetly a must see when visiting Siena.

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Albany, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not for the feint hearted but well worth the views. 400 steep steps. Go at 10am to give yourself the best morning view over the Piazza and the Tuscan landscape around you

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

No trip to Siena is complete without a trip to the Campo. You have to imagine the Paleo, the annual horse race event which brings all of the world to Siena. The restaurants which circle the piazza seem a bit touristic, but the side alleys lead to more local flair. Enjoy a cold aperitif before dinner and watch people pass...recommend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wasn't much going on when we were there , but the piazza is impressively large . Some cafes and a musician or two . This is where the famous annual horse race is run and the story is fascinating .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take in the sights but leave the dining and drinking to the side streets. In our opinion the piazza Duomo was much more interesting place. However the best and biggest ice cream ever.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had several days to explore Siena, but even if you have one or a half, you won't be able to miss the Piazza. With it's sloped piazza and circular area, it's not hard to imagine the famous, twice-yearly Il Palio horse race in action. It's fun to wonder the streets surrounding it and explore the shops and cafes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is full of Italian style and history, great for an ice cream hugely expensive for food and drinks. Go one block back, its better served and sensibly priced

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Piazza Del campo was huge! Pictures cannot do it justice. There is so much to see there and there are great little restaurants and gelato places all around the piazza.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely square or oval really that holds tge world famous race held twice a year. ( Sadly when we were not there ) but i think it looked quite crushed for spectators going by video we saw in the tourist office of the race. Restaurants abound but a little bit pricey on main arena. Better to go just off it... More 

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