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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
We booked ahead for a tour and were rewarded with the Librarian of the Accademia Musicale Chigiana as our guide (regretably we cannot recall her name). She took our small group through to the the dining room where the foundation meet to this day, through...More
The curved facade of the medieval Palazzo Chigi Saracini is impossible to miss. The walls and ceiling of a small peristyle in the the courtyard are richly decorated. The Chigiana Music Academy occupies the building today.
However, came late for the guided tour in English. Perhaps a sign of cultural fatigue this packed day in Siena. But a pleasure shakes over one at the small, quiet inner courtyard where classical music flows out of the building. A highly regarded music school...More
Home of Accademia Chigiana. Tours of the palace are first rate. Wonderful palace to visit. Filled with art an musical treasures. If you are there in the late summer, don't miss one of the Chigiana's concerts...some of the world's best young musicians are here for...More
We are planning a trip that will include Siena in mid October. I adore Sienese medieval and renaissance painting. I am looking for suggestions to sites that might not get mentions in most guidebooks. We've been to the Pinacoteca, San Domenico, Cathedral, Baptistery, Museo dell'Opera and Palazzo Pubblico. This trip, we will go to the Cripta, Santa Maria della Scala, San Domenico, Santa Maria dei Servi, and the Biccherna, and maybe Palazzo Chigi Saracini. Thank you!
September 02, 2016|
I'm no expert on Sienese painting, but in looking at my several years old Lonely Planet for Tuscany & Umbria I see a couple of other churches that might interest -- the Chiesa di Sant' Agostino, a couple blocks south of the Pinacoteca (highlights reported to include a "superb" Adoration of the Crucifix by Perugino and, in the Piccolomini chapel, an Adoration of the Magi by Il Sodoma)., and the Oratorio di San Bernardino (frescoes by Il Sodoma and Beccafumi). This guidebook lists several...More
Very important event in Siena !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (1 Replies)
An invitation to Palazzo Chigi Saracini in Siena From 22/1/2005 to 15/6/2005 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- After a two-century wait, it is finally possible to newly enjoy one of Italy���s most important private art collections. Palazzo Chigi Saracini, home of the prestigious Accademia Musicale Chigiana di Siena, will reopen to the public from 22 January to 15 June.
December 07, 2004|
I studied at the Chigiana in 1969/70. On return in 1985, I was not allowed to go in to show it to my husband(even with my old student pass). What is the story now? Can one go in to look around? I will be going back in June.