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“Beautiful open-air hangout for people watching” 4 of 5 stars
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 #2 of 101 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.
coconutsun
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“Beautiful open-air hangout for people watching”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We love hanging out at Piazza del Campo in the summers with gigantic gelatos and flip flops, it is such a beautiful place where you can spend the entire afternoon just do people-watching. It is full of restaurants and obviously most people know Siena for the Palio horse race and that is taken place here. A good time to come is also in the evening around 5,6pm so you can do 'aperitivo' Italian-style - buy a drink and eat the snacks for free.

Visited December 2012
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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“Beautiful square”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Definitely see this; it's a major attraction in Siena and a really neat place. Beautiful view, interesting people-watching, pretty fountain, and tons of great restaurants.

Visited March 2013
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“You can just imagine the horses...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

I wanted to come here since I saw a documentary to the annual Palio horse race. It is an amazing area and I was not disappointed. The concave central area makes it perfect for viewing the race (or so I have heard). I also enjoyed the Font Gaia 'Fountain of Joy' which is beautiful. I'd love to be there for the race one day, but in the meanwhile a visit to the Piazza was well worth it.

Visited March 2013
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Asheboro, North Carolina
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“Heart of Siena”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We visited during a cold and rainy time, so we had the Campo (and most of Siena) to ourselves. It looks like a medieval town should look. We didn't eat at the restaurants, but did have drinks and cafe at a couple during the time we were in town--friendly folks, who seemed happy that a couple of tourists were there in the winter. Would love to go back for a summer evening sometime.

Visited March 2013
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Beenleigh
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“Interesting piazza”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Arrived about lunch time so all the eating places around the piazza were quite full. Not much to do apart from seeing the duomo and bell tower. Few small fountains only. Not many trees or shrubs to relieve the bricky look. We had a quick look around and left to go to Volterra.

Visited May 2012
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