Siena Attractions

Top Things to Do in Siena

Things to Do in Siena

Top Attractions in Siena


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  • Catherine K
    Dublin, Ireland29 contributions
    A great opportunity to sample some medieval Italian art and the interior of the wonderful cathedral. Very interesting baptistery. Well managed access to the cathedral duomo with lovely views from the top.
    Written 25 September 2022
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  • xcschlr
    Milwaukee, WI129 contributions
    It's a lot of fun to walk in the piazza, learn the history of the city, and simply watch the people.
    Written 24 August 2022
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  • Garry L
    Canterbury, UK3 contributions
    The view is amazing but is the 400 steps up and then 400 steps down worth it. This is a very steep and narrow climb. It gets steeper and narrower the higher you go. Half an hour to get to the top and back. One way traffic so you have to wait for the last person up before you go down. If you are 6 foot mind your head
    Written 7 September 2022
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  • Richard Wong
    Hong Kong, China50 contributions
    A very delightful and enchanting Medieval city. The Sienese are very friendly. I missed the Palio. If possible, check the match date when planning to go there.
    Written 27 July 2022
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  • Yann Renaud
    Switzerland625 contributions
    A surprinsingly nice and interesting museum, displaying some really nice mural paintings telling us more about the history of the city. Unfortunately, the tower was closed due to bad weather during our visit.
    Written 4 April 2022
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  • G.B.
    871 contributions
    The visit to this place will allow you to enjoy a panorama otherwise difficult to find, even from the artistic point of view. There are several exciting works (including a "Madonna and Child" by Donatello) that you will visit moving along the museum that then leads you to the panorama. I would like to point out some beautiful works of goldsmithing (the golden rose) of unforgettable beauty. Then you go up, but don't be put off by the ramps of stairs that are too narrow towards the end. The spacing is fairly guaranteed because the employees are careful to get people up in groups that are not too large. Stay time is limited , but not overly short. Definitely a recommended stop.
    Written 8 November 2021
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  • Maggie N
    1 contribution
    It was definitely worth seeing. The pope depicted in the ceiling was an interesting man. The manuscripts are gorgeous, especially if you’re interested in reading music. It’s a quick view, and worth it! The whole church is gorgeous.
    Written 27 July 2022
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  • Timtravelsabout
    London, UK50 contributions
    We went to Italy with a group of friends to celebrate special birthday. On thursday before the palio we attended the race trials which are a series of trial starts to prepare for the horses for the large crowds on the day of the race.

    The palio on saturday was spectacular with 10 horses racing for coveted banner or palio. Siena has 17 contratas which are the neighbourhood districts. We were part of the Lupa contrata (she wolf). The medieval style pagent begins the afternoon followed by the entrance of horses and jockeys who ride bareback. The race starts at 5.30 and consists of three laps around the famous Campo. The 2022 race was the first race after being cancelled because of the pandemic and our horse finished fourth. We had great seats on a balcony overlooking the campo that we bought a year in advance. The winner was drago of the dragon contrata. We had a great time but this race isnt for those who dont like crowds.
    Written 3 July 2022
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  • Yann Renaud
    Switzerland625 contributions
    What a nice surprise! We bought the ticket at the Palazzo Pubblico, not really knowing what it was going to be. It turns out the mueseum tells us the story of this building, which operated as an hospital for centuries. The viist is very interesting, and takes far more time than we first expected.
    Written 4 April 2022
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  • Fletch1946
    Fair Haven, NJ961 contributions
    This very large church has a beautiful exterior, and a rather plain interior. It is free to enter, although we left a donation. Not the showiest church in town, but worth a visit.
    Written 12 October 2021
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  • Vicky Silve
    Abbadia Lariana, Italy569 contributions
    St. Catherine is one of Europe’s patron Saints, this interesting shrine is the home where she lived. Inside the chapel, it’s forbidden to take pics.
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • CalgaryLoriB
    Calgary, Canada70 contributions
    We got the all-access pass (allows you three days to cover five venues), and while everything of course is magnificent, the crypt was the stand-out. Discovered only in 1999, covered in rubble, this crypt is an amazing walk through late 13th-century frescos. Because this lay concealed and protected for so many centuries, the colours are amazing. Peek down through the floor to an even older Lombard hut and up through the floor to the Duomo itself.
    Written 21 September 2022
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  • Catherine K
    Dublin, Ireland29 contributions
    Well worth a visti. In fact, one of the most interesting baptisteries that we have visited in Tuscany.
    Written 25 September 2022
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  • r0landbrunner
    Zurich, Switzerland1,731 contributions
    a little valley just outside one of the city gates, the Orto de Pecci offers a green escape with a nice restaurant just close by. a historic little garden, some animals around and plenty of ground for children to play make it a popular family place.
    Written 22 June 2021
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  • Andrew S
    Bellingham, WA1,046 contributions
    The museum also gives access to some of the best views of Siena.

    The contents of the museum are decent, but not spectacular. One exceptional thing is that they have remounted one of the windows from the cathedral. This gives you an unusual and exceptional close of up view of stained glass that you rarely ever get.
    Written 13 May 2020
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