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Address: Piazza del Campo, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Siena's main square is the site of the famous Palio horse races that take...

Siena's main square is the site of the famous Palio horse races that take place in July and August.

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A must when in siena

Visited the piazza a number of times during the day and evening during our stay and enjoyed it on each occasion. It is interesting to see the activity and people plus you can go... read more

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited the piazza a number of times during the day and evening during our stay and enjoyed it on each occasion. It is interesting to see the activity and people plus you can go to one of the restaurants for a meal or drink. We really enjoyed just sitting on the brick floor and relaxing in this great public space.

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Toronto, Canada
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This town square is listed in the Lonely Planet Ultimate Travel List. (#229) What makes it different from many of the other old town city squares in Europe? There are many differences. One of the major ones is it is used to race horses every July 2 and August 16th. The construction of the square is also different from what... More 

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Gradignan, France
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This piazza is unbelievable, huge but very well laid out, with the dominant Mangia tower on the side. Nice cafe's and bars all around the piazza; This is the place where the old guilds raced their horses around the piazza with thousands of people in the middle watching, the race is called Palio. Still being performed nowadays only a bit... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This sea-shell shaped piazza is not only he host of the annual horse race in Siena, but a place to see and be seen. Evening strolls around here are especially pleasant. There are many restaurants to eat or drink and you can sit outside and watch the people go by. There's a bell tower and the civic museum also.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came down a sloping alley and then at the bottom the Piazza just opened up in front of us, gob smacked is the word you really cannot take this in just reading about it, you really need to visit and see for yourself when you stand in the middle of the piazza and take it all in

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very large Piazza with many outdoor cafes surrounding it. The center area is large and lined with brick. There is a lot of history in this spot. A very popular place - apparently there is a historical horse race around the Piazza every year. A good place to see and meander in. There is also a fountain... More 

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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We stopped here as part of our Tuscany tour. The piazza was a typical European square--a great place to people watch and grab a bite to eat. We stopped at one of the bars on the square and had a delicious almond cookie. The highlight was the beautiful town hall with it's clock tower.

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the gathering place for locals and surrounded by cafes and shops. It was very large but strange. People spread out blankets like they were at a beach. Most Piazzas have places to sit but this one did not. While we were there several parades celebrating local "colors" took place. There were flags and marching bands passing through the... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Piazza del Campo is one of the oldest main squares in Europe with a beautiful view to the nearby buildings, you can't miss it while walking around in Siena but it doesn't hurt to stop for a few minutes and take a lokk around.

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We went on the Rick Steves audio guide tour of Siena which gave us plenty of information about the importance of this place. Unfortunately we were restricted to two hours of parking so felt like we rushed Siena. Definitely allow at least three hours to truly explore this beautiful town.

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