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Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

Piazza del Campo 1, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 292226
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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."
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bad government” (53 reviews)
“simone martini” (12 reviews)
“civic museum” (13 reviews)
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Piazza del Campo 1, 53100, Siena, Italy
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+39 0577 292226
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A museum with a wedding chapel, a pictorial of its history, but more importantly the location of 2 famous frescoes depicting the results of "good" government versus "bad" government in Siena. Certainly a must see.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were stunned by the majesty,beauty and singular importance of the art in this small museum.Definitely an experience we will long remember. We would also like to complement the staff in this museum who were particularly informed and helpful about the art. Although we spoke...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Museo Civico while waiting for access to the Torre Del Mangia, and it was time well-spent. Siena is a breathtakingly beautiful city, and its history is rich and interesting. It was particularly fascinating to see the lengths to which the city strove...More

Thank Stuart M
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Smallish museum, interesting history as well as beauty. I particularly liked the fresco depicting government figures - some portrayed as devils - some things never change!

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Reviewed April 28, 2018

This is one of the most important buildings in Italy with wall paintings by some of the most important artists of 14th and 15th centuries.

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Reviewed April 20, 2018

Fantastic painting from diverse periods, from medieval on. The Simone Martini paintings are.beautiful and unique.

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

Too many sights to see, all with history and craftmanship we do not have today. I wish I had a helicopter to fly over and see it all.

Thank M Richard M
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

I went to the Palazzo Pubblico to see Lorenzetti. Rather, its famous frescoes with allegories of Good and Bad government. The Palazzo Pubblico itself is an outstanding example of Gothic civil architecture. Frescoes "Maesta" Simone Martini, written in the early fourteenth century is something for...More

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Reviewed January 10, 2018

This is Siena Town Hall, with a museum inside it, which costs €9 to enter (there are combined ticket options too). The frescoes and paintings are amazing, especially the famous ones on good & bad government. The building is pretty stunning from outside too.

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Reviewed December 9, 2017

Oh no! Not another Italian public museum and civic palace! Oh yes, and worth an hour or more of your time. The building itself, on the Campo where the Palio takes place, is slightly curved to embrace the public space. Inside, it is as grand...More

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