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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
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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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Very interesting history

We learnt about how Siena was governed in the previous centuries by means of amazing murals, pictures and information boards...

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

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Falls Church, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 466 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We got the combined ticket for this & the City tower. IF you are short on time, go to the Duomo & see the 4 sites there instead. The museum is OK but unless you have time to climb Il Campo, stick to the Duomo. The combo tour was a steep 13 E & really not worth it. It did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We learnt about how Siena was governed in the previous centuries by means of amazing murals, pictures and information boards...

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Sammamish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most breathtaking entries into Italy....fabulous look and feel with so much to offer any traveler. Great cafes, shopping and interesting historical attractions. Walking to the top of the Pallazo should not be underestimated. It is a serious hike, claustrophobic and acrophobic. Amazing though!

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The Museum is relatively small compared to other Tuscan museums but provides a wonderful glimpse into the history of Siena and the development of their political history. It's worth a visit for only 8 euro and you can see some historic Sienese artwork.

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Kefar Saba Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Many nice and old paintings especially those of the good and bad government very recommended to visit

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Last fall we spent a week in Siena and enjoyed the ambience of the piazza and the exhibits in the civic museum. Including remains of medieval paintings depicting symbolic scenes of good and bad governance. And there is the tower, that I commented on separately. If you visit Siena particularly in warmer months it's likely you'll spend time enjoying this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This is a magnificent Piazza with restaurants on two sides and the Mangia Tower on the other. One of Italy's nicest cities, apleasure to visit and the Piazza del Campo is the best place to rest and people watch

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Covered it as part of walkabout tuscany day tour. There was not much time to check out the surroundings but it looked like a smiley piazza :-D

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Some great paintings and frescoes telling the history of Siena. Nothing in English, no photos, WC on site

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is a central area in Siena and in our opinion it does compete with the Cathedral. If you have a short time ( just one day in city ) go for it.

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