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Address: Duomo di Siena, 53100, Siena, Italy

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This parking lot today was once part of the church with pillar foundations laid out in the parking lot. As you look up you can see the arches and the supports but without a roof... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Amman, Jordan
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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This parking lot today was once part of the church with pillar foundations laid out in the parking lot. As you look up you can see the arches and the supports but without a roof. It is about the same height as the Cathedral itself so just another look at structures used in building huge churches.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Facciatone is entered via the 5th floor of the museum. Once in...you have to keep going. You will reach the height of the duomo via a small circular staircase. You can't turn around once you start. View from the top is to see the Tuscan countryside as well as most of the city of Siena. Spectacular.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

You climb through a tight and steep steps but rewards with the excellent view. Place is usually crowded and waiting time was 40min.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

This is the site to see for the best views in all of Siena. You have to climb some tight stairs, but you will be rewarded with the best views in all of Siena. You will be up on a wall that was to be part of the large expansion the city was planning for the cathedral, but when Siena... More 

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Geneva
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

I bought the combined ticket including Siena Cathedral and this attraction was included. I have enjoyed an incredible view of Siena and its surroundings. Consider that you have to climb several stairs: this attraction is not for everybody!

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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Whoa this is cool, VERY Cool. It's a "don't miss when in Siena" to me. Great views, fascinating spiral staircase. Well worth the time!

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Siena, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

The unbuilt facade of the Duomo is the best panoramic spot in Siena. Up there, after several steps, you would enjoy a magnificent view of all the town and the beautiful countryside. The convinient pass let you visit the Duomo, the Opera Museum and the Facade.

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Gdynia, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

It is neither the cathedral's cupola nor the Torre del Mangia that offers the best panoramic view of Siena. The Facciatone does. About a quarter of waiting for each two-dozen group - since waiting room is a bit airless you do not want to stay there any longer than necessary. So pick the time when everybody is having a lunch... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

If you can wait for a while in a queue this is well worth the climb. Great views over the city if you do not suffer from vertigo!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

The climb is not difficult, nor is it long, but the views are great. You get a good side view of the Cathedral with its white and green marble stripes and if you look in the other direction you get a fantastic view of the Torre del Mangia. The wait wasn't quite such fun ... If it says an hour... More 

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