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Address: Piazza del Campo 1, 53100, Siena, Italy
Phone Number: +39 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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Wonderful museum - don't miss

Such a friendly and relaxed museum, plenty of places to sit and really take in the paintings and architecture. Some really beautiful works that I am very pleased to have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Such a friendly and relaxed museum, plenty of places to sit and really take in the paintings and architecture. Some really beautiful works that I am very pleased to have seen. Also a current exhibition of award winning photographs, was stunning. I feel truly inspired after my day at the museum and tower.

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Cairns Region, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about central Siena is fascinating - just walking the streets, you feel the history wear comfy shoes and take a light backpack and you'll fit heaps into 1 day Museo civics is the current city hall and still used. Their are great paintings, frescoes, furniture etc and then you overlook the campo and can imagine the crowds there for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We both really enjoyed this museum, especially my history-buff husband. We rented the notepad which was a guide. The notepad was very helpful and we were able to do a self guided tour which gave us a fairly comprehensive explanation of the museum and the history of Siena. However, we both felt the notepad information could be improved because sometimes... More 

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Decorah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

For the physically able, be sure to clime the bell tower (lots of steps). In the museum be sure to see the paintings of good and bad government

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

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 October 19, 2016

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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Bendigo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

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 October 12, 2016 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 September 29, 2016

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 September 29, 2016

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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