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“The Fountain of Joy is wonderful, although a copy.”
5 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.
Rapid City, South Dakota
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“The Fountain of Joy is wonderful, although a copy.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

There are many reviews of the wonderful Piazza del Campo, but this is on the Fountain of Joy (Fonte Gaia) The Piazza was paved in 1349 and the original Fountain was done in 1342. Replaced in 1419, it was the endpoint for the new water conduits. It is adorned by the Madonna surrounded by classic and Christian virtues. It was designed by Jacopo della Quercia, but the originals are actually in the Ospedale di Santa Maria delle Scala. When replaced in 1866, two nude statues were omitted by city fathers as being too pagan and too nude.

Visited March 2012
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“You could spend an entire day here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

The gently sloping and circular shape of this piazza would be a great place for a concert. We spent a few hours here lounging around watching the filming of a Ballywood movie.

Visited October 2012
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Whitefish, Montana
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“Unique”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

Different from any other city piazza in the shape. Lots of places to sit and watch people strolling by.

Visited October 2012
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“One of my fav Piazza!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is my one of my fav squares!
Liked e fact that it's sloping down. U could sit on e top n people watch, eat a gelato under e warm sunshine..lie down n bask in e wonderful atmosphere!

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“A great place for coffee, drinks, people watching”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

The title says it all...we enjoyed the evening having a drink before dinner and the morning having cappuccino watching the world go by.

Visited October 2012
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