Facciatone

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G.B.
699 contributions
Don't be intimidated, the view is worth the effort
Sep 2021
The visit to this place will allow you to enjoy a panorama otherwise difficult to find, even from the artistic point of view. There are several exciting works (including a "Madonna and Child" by Donatello) that you will visit moving along the museum that then leads you to the panorama. I would like to point out some beautiful works of goldsmithing (the golden rose) of unforgettable beauty. Then you go up, but don't be put off by the ramps of stairs that are too narrow towards the end. The spacing is fairly guaranteed because the employees are careful to get people up in groups that are not too large. Stay time is limited , but not overly short. Definitely a recommended stop.
Written November 8, 2021
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carrom
Rome, Italy715 contributions
Don't miss the views!
May 2021
A bit of a climb up narrow stone medioeval staircases but worth it. The views are stunning. Even on a rainy day!
Written May 12, 2021
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fourviolets
Hertford, UK402 contributions
Shouty and bossy
Sep 2020
The views from the top were undoubtedly wonderful. However the experience of finding out how to buy tickets, and how to access the place, was really difficult. I was pointed to the museum in the corner of the square by the fourth person I asked. We were so confused about where to go, and finally we were in a room in a queue, not really sure if we were in the right place, being shouted at, then finally we were at the front of the queue in a small group who were again constantly shouted at to keep moving, my partner was shocked to find the narrow spiral staircase but we had no choice but to keep going. Then, there was a higher staircase that he was able to opt out of. Finally we were yelled at to get down again pronto.
The views were great but the wait for this is very long, and boy are they bossy and shouty.
this is for dedicated photographers and those who love high-up views, not for the faint-hearted and those with no head for heights.
Written October 4, 2020
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Andrew S
Bellingham, WA1,046 contributions
Tremendous for the View
Jun 2019
Can be difficult of access but is worth it. You get terrific views of the city and surrounding countryside from here. It's well worth spending some time in the Opera Museum as well.
Written May 13, 2020
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Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia4,527 contributions
Masterpiece of Sienese Gothic architecture
Jan 2020
The Facciatone of Siena is one of the most beautiful view points in the city. This is the masterpiece of Sienese Gothic architecture. Today is a privileged location from which to admire the beauty of this city, originally meant to represent an expansion of the Cathedral. The history of this place is interesting. History has it that in 1339 it was decided to expand the Duomo of Siena. The project envisaged that the current Cathedral should only represent the transept of the “New Cathedral”. The realization of the work had to materialize through the construction of three new naves, a large semicircular apse, and radial chapels but, due to various difficulties and the tremendous plague of 1348, the works were definitively interrupted in 1357. The elements that are visible today in this attempt to enlarge the Cathedral of Siena are the right nave, which houses a part of the Opera Museum, and the front that, over time, the inhabitants have kindly called “Il Facciatone”. The side of the Facciatone facing the Piazza Jacopo della Quercia was originally intended to be the interior of the facade. It is finished in typical Sienese style with alternating bands of black and white marble while its three arcades give it a graceful lightness that attracts the eye.
Written March 31, 2020
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neal h
Columbus, OH61 contributions
What a view!
Dec 2019 • Family
Amazing view of surrounding hills. Tight twisty staircases to an incredible panarama and Vista

Not for those with a fear of heights
Written December 15, 2019
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ingridj212
London, UK191 contributions
Don’t miss it!
Sep 2019
I nearly turned back when I saw there was a queue of about 30 people ahead of us.

I’m glad I waited!

The steps are not too challenging, and the views once you reach the top are just wonderful!

They allow 20 people up at one time, so it’s not too crowded.

We thought it was worth it!
Written September 29, 2019
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lakegirl48
Uk552 contributions
Well worth the climb
Jun 2019
We had visited the rest of the building and got to the waiting area for the Facciatone just after a large group had arrived. So we had quite a long wait before it was our turn to go up the final set of stairs and go out on to the roof. It was absolutely worth the climb and the wait. The friendly attendant up there was happy to point out places of interest from the amazing vantage point over Siena.
Written August 7, 2019
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PetterLundgren
Nacka, Sweden237 contributions
The structure of the planned Doumo is impressive
Jul 2019
The structure is impressive, but the builders run out of money. The Basilica was planned to be the largest one in the world. Still you can see the massive structures. When we visited the piazza there were a Jazz festival at the time. Music at the square...magic!
Written August 6, 2019
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riboflvn
Arizona60 contributions
Siena Magic
Jun 2019 • Couples
If possible book a tour guide. Siena was an amazing place and one of the surprises of a month-long trip. Finding out this was supposed to be the new outer wall of the Duomo suddenly made sense! It’s position, height and style was part of a grander plan that had to be abandoned.
Written July 25, 2019
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