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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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Not cheap, but the view and museum were impressive

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must stop when visiting Sienna, you can climb the tower of this palace and visit the palace. Both need different tickets and are worthwhile. The line for the tickets can be long. Check out the great fresco's and spectacular views.

Thank Luk V
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

This is a small museum focusing on the history of civic government in the area. The building itself is beautiful, but the reason to visit are the frescoes. We particularly liked the frescoes in the main room, with one side signifying good government and the other bad government. There are also some interesting sculptures, military uniforms and other smaller exhibits.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

You can't fail to be impressed by the vast number of frescoes contained within the Palace, they are pretty much everywhere you look to be honest. The detailing is extraordinary. One thing you must do if you are fit and able and you're not claustrophobic is climb the campanile or bell tower if you prefer, known as the Torre del... More 

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Wallington, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

This Museum houses some of the best frescoes that I have seen. The building is quite small but there is lots to see. Also a view from the top Terrace over Siena is worth the walk up lots of stairs. There is a lift though if you want to use it. We spent about one and a half hours in... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This building houses so many frescoes. They are all stunning to look at. The detail throughout the entire building is phenomenal. The "Allegory of Good and Bad Government" is a must see if you are spending time in Siena. Good place to stop!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Museum Civico is well worth visiting to see the magnificent frescoes that adorn the walls. You can buy a combination ticket and visit the Torre or the Saint Maria della Scala museum.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Transport yourself back into the 13th century powerhouse of Sienese politics. The meeting rooms, frescoes, chapel and treasures all help bring to life the way that Siena was governed. It was also a great insight to visit shortly after the July 2016 Palio and see the view that dignitaries get of the race. There's access to a first floor terrace... More 

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