Duomo di Siena
Duomo di Siena
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The magnificent complex of the Cathedral of Siena, its Duomo, houses a series of some of the most important monuments of the European artistic panorama. With its more than one million visitors every year, the Cathedral without a doubt represents the fulcrum of the entire complex, while other significant elements include the Crypt, the Baptistery and the Museo dell'Opera, all part of the impressive mass formed by the "Duomo Vecchio" (Old Cathedral), and the "Duomo Nuovo" (New Cathedral). Visitors will travel along a memorable itinerary to the discovery of self and the truth of faith through culture and art, the result of more than a millennium of Western history.
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  • AL_reviewer_2014
    Weymouth, United Kingdom156 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I did it all and loved it all
    I arrived in Siena late in the afternoon and bought my cathedral ticket immediately. There was no queue at all – the next morning around 11 am the queue was insane. The ticket is valid for three days although you can only enter each area once. I bought the Porta del cielo ticket, which includes everything. At the same time I booked the cathedral climb for the next morning. I loved absolutely every section of the cathedral. The only queuing I had to do was for the panoramic viewing from the "Opera museum". If you can buy your ticket in advance, I highly recommend it.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 July 2023
  • trebrys23
    Flint, United Kingdom15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A place that has the wow-factor!
    Absolutely spectacular! A place that has definitely the wow-factor! We paid to go to see the unfinished ramparts above the cathedral and it was well worth it. The views were spectacular, though the staircase leading up to it could be daunting for people who might not be fit. The library within the cathedral was just as spectacular and even succeeded in silencing my usually lively kids (aged 12 and 7)! I'd head there around 12pm in order to avoid the heat on sunny days...it was 4o degrees when we visited in August. You can easily spend two hours there just looking up and admiring the architectural beauty of the place. The Bernini statues in the little chapel to the right of the main altar were mesmerising. I bought a ticket online beforehand and it enabled us to jump all the queues in the sweltering heat. Possibly, it might be an idea to head up for the rampart walls before the queues form as they only allow people up around ten at a time?
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 September 2023
  • SMLikestoTravel
    Bengaluru, India392 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning interiors. Don’t skip this
    Don’t skip entering this Cathedral, it is even more stunning inside than from outside. Pulpit by Pisano, sculptures by Michaelangelo, artwork by Donatello, intricate mosaic floor - so much to take in and appreciate. And to top it all, there’s this library with 500 year old frescoes still intact.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 September 2023
  • lucyjv2018
    Newbury, United Kingdom123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful - well worth a visit
    Beautiful inside and out, marvel at the marble floors and ceilings and all the frescos and paintings in between. Outside is simply marvellous, sit opposite in the shade and soak up the view. Don’t be put off by the queue, you can order your ticket on line and collect, its well worth it.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 September 2023
  • Nicole f
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    DO IT
    NOT TO BE MISSED. Best cathedral we saw in our entire trip to Florence. Highly recommend! Beautiful and stunning outside, interesting inside. Siena is a really great place to visit for a true feel for a mideival town that's not as bustling and busy as Florence.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 October 2023
  • ksufan88
    Wichita, Kansas6,283 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous cathedral
    This huge cathedral can be seen easily from a distance but as you get closer to it, it becomes hidden by the surrounding buildings until you round a corner and are amazed by its beautiful facade. To enter, you must purchase a ticket (5 euros) to the left of the entrance. There are also other combination tickets that let you see additional parts of the cathedral complex. We purchased the 20 euro ticket that included the rooftop ‘Gates of Heaven’, nearby museum with a great view of the cathedral, baptistery and crypt. The price wasn’t cheap, but this let us fully experience everything that the cathedral had to offer.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 November 2023
  • Kai C
    Half Moon Bay, California1,255 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    amazing
    We visited the Duomo when there were no entrance fees. An amazing iconic place with works from Michelangelo, Donatello, Ghiberti, Bernini. Incredible mosaic marble floor. Gothic architecture and art at its peak.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 January 2024
  • Eva Rivera Brugues
    Toledo, Spain41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Italy's most exquisite cathedral!
    Italy's most exquisite cathedral! The interior's lofty ceilings, floor-to-ceiling marble mosaics, columns of black and white marble, and elaborate sculptures really left me speechless. There's also the beautiful ceiling in the library. To exchange your pass for a genuine ticket if you bought yours through GetYourGuide, you have to line up on the LEFT side of the cathedral. After that, you can enter the cathedral without having to wait in line.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 March 2024
  • fredp
    Rednal, United Kingdom111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular, both inside and outside
    A not to be missed call if in Sienna. The outside is spectacular and there can be long queues to see the inside but that is even more mind blowing and well worth the wait. Unfortunately, as I found out, you need to queue up twice. Once to get the ticket and then a second time to get in, I went late afternoon and it was not as bad as when I was there earlier in the day.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 May 2024
  • openmind99
    Picton, Canada44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do Not Miss the Duomo di Siena
    We recommend that you buy the Porta del Cielo all inclusive pass at the Duomo. Depending on the time of day you may have to line up to purchase the ticket but it was well worth the money. It grants you entrance to the Duomo, Crypt, Battistero, the Library, the Museo dell’Opera and the Porta del Cielo. The ticket is good for three days, one admission to each feature. The views from the Porta del Cielo tour are stunning! This is the only part of the ticket for which you must book a time. WARNING!! This tour and a visit to the Panorama in the Museo dell’Opera Are NOT for those afraid of heights, suffer from claustrophobia or those persons with mobility issues—there are well over 70 steps to climb just to begin these two features and very narrow walkways to navigate. Having said that—do Not miss the stunning artwork and views if you are lucky enough to be in Siena.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 May 2024
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Maxell333
Paris, France2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I am about to do a complain

I am a french and greek citizen and tried to visit the church cathredal at 26/05/2024. When I entered the site i tried to find from where i could buy a ticket. There were a lot of people, guides and groups. I was amazed from the beauty of that church and I took some minutes to look inside. Suddenly an old lady came and ask me if I had a ticket. I replied that I have not and that is the statement she did : "GET OUT FROM HERE (showing me the door) ". I would like to do some remarks regarding that statement.

1. I am not your daughter neither your mother.
2. Tourists we are not dogs or animals to treat us like that.
3. You have a simple job to do with 0 responsibilities. BE POLITE, BE GENTLE, BE PROFESSIONAL. RESPECT. you represent one country
3. If you are not able to do that go to your village and do the dishes

A simple : "Please sir you have to buy a ticket in order to be here and i can show you how" would be appreciated indeed"

thank you
Written 28 May 2024
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openmind99
Picton, Canada44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We recommend that you buy the Porta del Cielo all inclusive pass at the Duomo. Depending on the time of day you may have to line up to purchase the ticket but it was well worth the money. It grants you entrance to the Duomo, Crypt, Battistero, the Library, the Museo dell’Opera and the Porta del Cielo. The ticket is good for three days, one admission to each feature. The views from the Porta del Cielo tour are stunning! This is the only part of the ticket for which you must book a time.
WARNING!! This tour and a visit to the Panorama in the Museo dell’Opera Are NOT for those afraid of heights, suffer from claustrophobia or those persons with mobility issues—there are well over 70 steps to climb just to begin these two features and very narrow walkways to navigate. Having said that—do Not miss the stunning artwork and views if you are lucky enough to be in Siena.
Written 6 May 2024
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Davidnoelles
Pickering, UK9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The curation of the visit was severely flawed. Most of the “pavement “ thats billed as one of the highlights is carpeted over. Movement around the cathedral is restricted by so many barriers. The visitor experience is very poor and not worth the €21 charged.
The curator needs to rethink his best to display the no doubt very attractive art and architecture that is in the cathedral. The visitor experience at other similar cathedrals is much better organised and presented.
Written 3 May 2024
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fredp
Rednal, UK111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
A not to be missed call if in Sienna.
The outside is spectacular and there can be long queues to see the inside but that is even more mind blowing and well worth the wait.
Unfortunately, as I found out, you need to queue up twice. Once to get the ticket and then a second time to get in, I went late afternoon and it was not as bad as when I was there earlier in the day.
Written 1 May 2024
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Coopper29
Guildford, UK611 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is a wow Duomo to see most impressive from the outside and the interior is outstanding, With many features that we took photos of. Don’t miss this!
Written 6 April 2024
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Antonio Q
Cluj-Napoca, Romania208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
The Duomo is simply amazing, one of the most beautyful I have ever seen. Not very crowded in March. The staff is a bit rude and it is a shame that they found and hired some of the very few unfriendly people in Toscany.
Written 31 March 2024
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA20,480 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This one is a must see. It’s huge and very ornate. In February it was not very crowded which allowed an easy time looking around. It’s one of the best churches that I’ve seen and I’ve seen a lot. Prefect.
Written 27 March 2024
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Eva Rivera Brugues
Toledo, Spain41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Italy's most exquisite cathedral! The interior's lofty ceilings, floor-to-ceiling marble mosaics, columns of black and white marble, and elaborate sculptures really left me speechless. There's also the beautiful ceiling in the library. To exchange your pass for a genuine ticket if you bought yours through GetYourGuide, you have to line up on the LEFT side of the cathedral. After that, you can enter the cathedral without having to wait in line.
Written 10 March 2024
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Anthony D
Islip, NY289 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The cathedral is wonderful…a stunning place to see. The staff were the worst I have ever experience. The level of rudeness. If you ask a question they are annoyed at you and do their best to answer in the least number of words or even by grunt. I would not go back. A very complicated and annoying ticket system. The cathedral is broken into all these little parts and you need a ticket for each part. You spend most of your time running around the cathedral trying to find out where to get your tickets because nothing is clearly marked and the staff just wants you to go away.
Written 2 March 2024
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sarah s
Brentwood, UK113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Lovely and interesting visit. We particularly wanted to see the Michelangelo sculptures as we follow these all over Italy. Be careful if you buy the 3 day ticket which allows you entry to Duomo and surrounding stuff like the crypt etc. We were there for 3 days and it made sense and was really cheap ( around 14 E each ) but when we tried to enter the cathedral twice on 2 different days they said this was not allowed! A bit weird as it was a 3 day ticket.
Written 21 February 2024
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