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Address: Duomo di Siena, 53100, Siena, Italy

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Alex F
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Siena, Italy
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Siena, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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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Thank roger h
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5 of 5 stars 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We had booked tickets for a climb of the cupola at the duomo but had an hour or so to spare so went into the museum and were told to go to the panoramic view. Although the queue was 45mins in a hot room we stuck with it & so pleased we did. What a gem of a view, absolutely... More 

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Thank Liz W
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

We visited this as part of the main cathedral tour and again the effort of going up the stairs is well rewarded by the views.

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Thank ian1232015
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

I accidentally stumbled upon this place. Its very unusual shape decorates the beauty of Siena. And its possible to climb as part of the museum tour (definitely a must even if you are not into museums). The view from above is priceless :)

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

You get great views of the Cathedral and Il Campo from the Facciatone. Worth the c;lmb up the narrow staircase. The size of groups are controlled so quite safe

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

We bought an all inclusive ticket of the cathedral and the Facciatone was a highlight. The spiral stair case is impressive and just keeps going (if you have trouble with stairs, tight spaces or heights this is not for you). The entrance is strictly controlled and they only allow you to spend a set time on the top (to allow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Just another high level place. But the city and Siena Duomo is charming here. This was to be part of Duomo but buiding was not finished. BTW, there is a deal while buying the tickets to Duomo and other places around to get the discount for Facciatone.

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