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The Palazzo Chigi Saracini houses the Academy of Music in a beautiful old palazzo. We have attended excellent chamber concerts there but had never taken the tour of the rooms originally lived in by the Chigi family. Multilingual Anna, the librarian of the music library,...More
The beginning of the construction was in the 12 century,with a special tin tower ( battlements), a window star of Siena, a beauty of the city; It's the seat of the Musical Accademica; In the palace is
also a great bibliotek, much paintings, and a...More
Without a doubt, this is one of the must-see palazzos in Siena. My wife and I are so glad we decided to visit the Accademia Musicale and highly recommend it. The only way to visit is by guided tour which is included in the reasonable...More
This lovely palazzo is the seat of the one of the finest music conservatories in Europe, and you can hear superb students at practice while you admire the medieval architecture. It's on the main street up from the Campo, so it's easy just to drop...More
Another gorgeous building on Via di Città between Piazza del Campo and the Cathedral.
Even if you are just passing and haven't organised a tour, as we were, it's worth having a look at the exterior and the inner courtyard, both beautiful.
I've been to Siena many times and knew this was a music school, but I wasn't aware that one could actually visit the inside via guided tour. My husband and I paid a meager 7 euro each for a FABULOUS experience. Our guide, Anna, was...More
This impressive palace dates back to the mid-12 th century but has undergone a number of renovations over the years including a renaissance refurbishment of the interior in the 16th century. The building fronts onto the via di città, one of the main cobblestone streets...More