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“Striking and Visitor-Jammed”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Piazza del Campo

Piazza del Campo
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Private Tuscany Drive Excursion: Siena and San Gimignano Day Trip from Florence
Ranked #1 of 143 things to do in Siena
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Owner description: Siena's main square is the site of the famous Palio horse races that take place in July and August.
Elk Grove, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Striking and Visitor-Jammed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

Everybody who comes to Siena visits the Campo, and it sometimes looks like all at once. Once Roman, it appears once a theater. On the arc looking down the gentle slopes to the bottom are endless restaurants and a few tourist junk shops. Restaurant prices are about double what they should be. Hundreds of people sit with pleasure on the slopes and relax. It's a good view, but be cautious of the crowds and possible pickpockets.

Visited October 2012
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“Perfect for People-Watching”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

On a lovely day with great weather, do yourself a favor and park yourself in the middle of the piazza (perhaps with gelato or pizza) and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. All of Siena-- tourists and locals alike-- seem to use this as their backyard, and it's the best place for people-watching. There's a lot to love about this city, but the Campo is probably the best part.

Visited October 2012
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Bucharest
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“Unique, must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

It's inclined ground provide a public space for all the people who wants to sense the true spirit of an bohemian city. Must try with a little bottle of chianti next to.

Visited September 2012
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“Amazing!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

The piazza is even larger than we imagined. Have a drink at one of the cafes and people watch. If you are hungary, go off the piazza.

Visited September 2012
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“Stunning centre square.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

It would be amazing to see the live horse race in this area. It track which is where the restaurant are located is undulating and narrow. The imagination goes wild thinking what it must have been like in medieval times. Walls surrounding the old town are impressive.

Visited September 2012
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