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Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

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Address: Piazza del Campo 1, 53100, Siena, Italy
Phone Number: 0577 292226

Siena's City Hall, whose construction began in the 13th century, houses the...

Siena's City Hall, whose construction began in the 13th century, houses the city's Civic Museum, whose collection includes the profound fresco entitled "Allegory of Good and Bad Government."

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I spent a day here and enjoyed the Museo Civico as well as hanging around the Palazzo Publico and having a snack, glass of wine and people watching.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I spent a day here and enjoyed the Museo Civico as well as hanging around the Palazzo Publico and having a snack, glass of wine and people watching.

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Herndon, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fun to go into the City Hall and Civic Museum that is on the edge of Il Campo. The English-language signs provide good information to understand the exhibits and to learn more about Siena and Tuscany.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent gallery of frescoes, not so much on the tourist path, but well worth a visit and an hour or so of your time. Quieter than many other Siennese spots, too.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The information inside isn't too good but there are some lovely rooms and works of art. The highlight is the room which contains the frescoes of good and bad government. Though some of it is worn away it is still very interesting to see and analyse the messages within.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is on the expensive side (9 euros), but it gives you a glimpse into the history of Sienese government. It's basically a large town hall that was used for centuries by the city's elite, governing the city and surrounding area through good times and bad (wars with neighboring city states). There are many frescoed rooms to explore, with... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a pity to see the museum in this bad conditions. The ticket is expensive ( € 9.00 per person is a lot), the elevator is only upon request, the rooms are dirty (and the toilets too) and there are no infornative panels or good brochures to read. We had our guide so we had no problems but I think... More 

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Pebble Beach, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

We paid our 9 Euro each to see the Good Government and Bad Government frescoes, which were highly touted in the travel guides. One of them was pretty badly damaged and it was hard to see. There was nothing else there of interest to us. In hindsight I wish I had spend my Euros and time on a few glasses... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

At 20 Euro each (museum pass) for the Museo Covico (which was ok), and the tower ( Torre) which was 500 steps, it was a pricey entrance, but the view down into the main piazza was worth it. The museum was very interesting, covering the history of the region and Siena. If you're interested in where you're staying, this is... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Some masterpieces are gathering in the most importsnt palace in Siena along with the nearby Duomo. the decoration of the rooms are unforgettable. Unfortunately the ticket is quiet expensive and the explanations are few.

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

Siena's town hall has lovely courtyard where you buy your tickets, plus some beautiful rooms within the museum. There's a delightful chapel with carved pews, then Sala del Mappamonbdo with the ubiquitous "Guidoriccio da Falgiano" painting, but I find the Maesta on the opposite wall by Simone Martini much more accomplished and artistically interesting. The horseman on the Guidoriccio painting... More 

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