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Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

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Address: Piazza Salimbeni 3, 53100, Siena, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0577 294111
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January to May 2012 Studying in Siena.

The tellers were very friendly - and patient with people whose Italian language skills are not quite fluent :) They were always helpful and a pleasure doing business with. I took... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
Girasolemaio2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Amazing building you can visit at not cost but is not always open so you need to go early in the day and it is worth a stop not sure if at the weekends is open but can always get information locally.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

After you've seen the amazing Siena cathedral and plaza campo everything else seems lackluster. That said we did enjoy the view of the building but it's not a must do attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Wandering around Siena I came across a beautiful building on a piazza and lots of people snapping pictures of it. I asked a friendly tourist what was the building and he said it was either a palace or church but the architecture was impressive. It seemed closed so I returned early the next day, walked in and asked to look... More 

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Sorrento, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

I was very fortunate to be able to participate in a school excursion to the Banca Monti dei Paschi di Siena , the world's oldest bank still in operation, founded in 1472. The bank is located at the Piazza Salimbeni right in the middle of the historical center of Siena. The place is full of interesting history, precious art and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

The bank was the oldest bank in the region as Siena was a commercial banking region. One should definitely go see it as it a central historic sight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

World's oldest bank and still in operation. I believe our tour guide said since the 1400's....WOW. It's free to visit but unfortunately it was closed when we were there. The piazza it is in is so Gothic and lovely.

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Winthrop, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The tellers were very friendly - and patient with people whose Italian language skills are not quite fluent :) They were always helpful and a pleasure doing business with. I took too long to write this review - so the dates I had to choose from do not go back far enough - I was there in the spring of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

While wandering around Siena we came across a lovely little square with some very nice buildings and a great statue of a gentleman who I guess was involved in banking. Here we had the oldest bank in the world which has been operating continuously since 1472. They are developing the bank museum here and at the moment entry is free.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

This is currently free to visit and the guide is very informative. Starting in the 60's a famous Siena architect remodelled the 3 buildings to join them together for use by the bank. This finished in the early 80's with a beautiful result of the featuring of the old by contrasting with the new. The full art collection is yet... More 

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