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Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana

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Christiane wrote a review Aug 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
We had to wait 2 hours to get in and once we got in they yelled at us and told us to go back downstairs. No organisation at all. We had had to wait 30 minutes in each room to get to the next room to get to the panorama. One of the employees wasn't wearing his mask properly and when we asked him to please put it on correctly he completely ignored us. A catastrophe.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Andrew S wrote a review May 2020
Bellingham, Washington1,053 contributions89 helpful votes
The museum also gives access to some of the best views of Siena. The contents of the museum are decent, but not spectacular. One exceptional thing is that they have remounted one of the windows from the cathedral. This gives you an unusual and exceptional close of up view of stained glass that you rarely ever get.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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tinaNtravel wrote a review Dec 2019
San Jose, California1,306 contributions416 helpful votes
The museum was quite good. The first part contains an impressive large stain glass window. The museum is then divided into a number of different rooms. The museum contains paintings, statues, a relic (skull) of San Clemente Martire inside a beautiful gold enclosure, old books and more. You can also climb the stairs to the very top for some magnificent views. I also climbed the stairs in the Duomo and found the view from here to be better. To climb the stairs, you need to wait in the room that has large triangle paintings and chairs to sit on, while waiting. Once everyone in the previous group comes down, the group waiting can go up. The stairs are narrow and winding. It isn’t really possible for one person to go up while another comes down, hence the need for the wait. A guide is up top to answer questions and presumably to tell everyone they need to go down (for the next group) at some point in time. I walked down on my own before that happened. If you are able to make the rather strenuous climb, the views are worth the wait.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Irina I. wrote a review Sep 2019
Chisinau, Moldova86 contributions2 helpful votes
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Being myself a a great fun of sienese early renaissance painting this place was a sort of pilgrimage. A room full of Duccio will blow your mind. They permit to take pictures nowadays ( they didn’t two years ago) , no flash though.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Bruce W wrote a review Sep 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania700 contributions250 helpful votes
The best part of visiting the museum is climbing up to the roof top walkway to get the panorama of the Duomo and Siena. It's the best view in Siena. The rest of the museum was boring. It has a large collection of statues from the cathedral put into safe storage as well as a huge collection of sacred objects used in the Duomo over the centuries - e.g., sacramental objects, vestments, crosses, etc., ad nauseam. . . yawn. Move on to bigger and better things.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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