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Piazza del Campo

Every Italian city has its central piazza where the city's political, social and cultural business took place, and Siena's is pretty magnificent. The Piazza del Campo was developed in the mid-14th century by the ruling Council of Nine who, naturally, divided the space into nine sectors, each representing one of them. Never be in any doubt that a lot of self-aggrandizement existed during this period.

At one end of the square is the magnificent Palazzo Pubblico, or town hall (now also housing the Museo Civico) and from here the shell-shaped space radiates out. The bell tower of 1297, Torre del Mangia, rises from the palazzo and from up here there are great views. Enclosing the remainder of the square are the Late Gothic palaces of the grand medieval families of Siena. The Fonte Gaia, or fountain of life, is a white marble focal point and meeting place at the top end of the piazza.

Twice a year, in July and August, the madness of the traditional bareback horse race, Palio di Siena, is held around the edges of the square.

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Small Group Pisa Day Trip to Siena and San Gimignano by Minivan Including Wine Tasting

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Discover the beautiful Italian towns of Siena and San Gimignano on this day trip through Tuscany, including a wine tasting. Traveling with or without a guide ...  Read more

Location: Pisa, Italy
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 64 Reviews

Immerse yourself in Italy’s history on this 2-hour sightseeing tour. Explore Siena's UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town; discover Siena's central square, ...  Read more

Location: Siena, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Siena Walking Tour with Contrada Museum and Ice Cream Tasting

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Siena is the Tuscan town of the ‘palio,’ a famous horse race that takes place in the city square twice a year. It’s also home to 17 ...  Read more

Location: Siena, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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Tuscany Small-Group Day Trip with Chianti Dinner: Siena and San Gimignano

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Head to the Tuscan hills on a day trip from Florence to visit Siena, San Gimignano and, finally, a Chianti winery for dinner! Journey through stretches of ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Siena Bike Tour

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Cycle around Siena on a 2-hour bike ride, seeing the Old Town, the UNESCO-listed Piazza del Campo and Siena Cathedral – the must-visit sites in Siena! Led by ...  Read more

Location: Siena, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Small-Group Siena by Night Tour Including Italian Dinner

3 star rating: Worth doing 10 Reviews

See Siena’s main sights by night on a comfortable tour by mini-coach with audio commentary, followed by a lovely Italian dinner in Piazza del Campo. The ...  Read more

Location: Siena, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Sunset Siena and Chianti Wine Tour with Dinner from Florence

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See the sunset in Siena, tour a Chianti winery at a farmhouse, and finish the night with a 4-course dinner featuring divine Tuscan specialties and wine from an ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Private Tour: Siena and San Gimignano

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Discover the beauty of Siena and San Gimignano, traveling through the countryside of the Chianti region, with ever changing scenery of vineyards and olive ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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