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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."
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“civic museum” (12 reviews)
Piazza del Campo 1, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 292226
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Reviewed October 30, 2016 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,...More

Thank Carol T
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...More

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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

Thank Uwe R
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.

Thank janramreview
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.

Thank fergusonjlf
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.

Thank KayCBendigo_Aust
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...More

Thank ExplorerGoddess
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...More

Thank CAChris33
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...More

Thank caramella1982
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....More

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