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Pinacoteca Nazionale

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Address: Via San Pietro, 29, 53100, Siena, Italy
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+39 0577 281161
8:15 am - 7:15 pm
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National Gallery

Admission: 4 € It houses especially late medieval and Renaissance paintings from Italian artists. Via di San Pietro, 29, 53100 Siena

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 5, 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Admission: 4 € It houses especially late medieval and Renaissance paintings from Italian artists. Via di San Pietro, 29, 53100 Siena

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Do not miss this even if, like me, you're not a big fan of religious art. The collection of Medieval altar paintings on wood is extensive and rich as the style of that area included abundant gold backgrounds. I personally love the more primitive two- dimensional style of this art, which continues this characteristic from the earlier Romanesque style.

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Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

This was an amazing experience for someone like me who enjoys art for its own sake and not because of a style or artist. We took forever to come to the end. The curators start you off on a particular staircase and you just follow your nose from one room to another and don't get lost or confused. Quite a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Most underrated museum I've ever been to. Off the beaten track, but sheer volume of 13-15th century paintings ('bizantian' style) is remarkable. Even Uffizi doesn't have this size of collection. Museum focuses on the gothic style, so relatively little renaissance paintings (for these Uffizi is the ultimate place). Building itself is a bit run down, but this actually adds to... More 

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Bergen County, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Despite how crowded Siena is, we were frequently alone in gallery after gallery of important Gothic panel paintings. This is not for everyone's taste, but it's a massive, important collection. The early Renaissance bypassed Siena, so this is not at all like a museum in Florence. Alas, it's not air conditioned. Bathroom fine, staff pleasant and glad to have us.... More 

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

This museum is extraordinary in many respects. It contians the largest collection of wonderful medieaval christian art we have ever seen. It has no Museum shop, or even a catalogue or postcards to buy! You are supposed to visit from top floor downwards. It displays its treasures in a way that is not very friendly for spectators, especially the lighting... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

If you ignore the surrounding (building in desperate need of maintenance, random display that have nothing to do in this museum like a dress collection from a local artist and staff having loud conversation on their mobiles for example), the collection is remarkable and interestingly different from renaissance art in Florence. Entrance fee is low too (€4).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

I am a Florentine Renaissance person, but seeing the great Sienese artists was a great treat. An empty museum but with some great art. A fun place to spend an hour.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

Gorgeous collection of early Siennese art---don't miss it. Very quiet, at 5 euros a great value. Easy to find, near the Duomo.

Thank debs626
Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

This gallery was the absolute gem of Siena. Medieval paintings are arranged in chronological order making clear the changes in style over the years.

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