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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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Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 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.)

From USD $41.29

Small-Group Siena by Night Tour Including Italian Dinner

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.)

From USD $35.79

Siena Bike Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

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.)

From USD $48.18

Siena's Palio Horse Race Including City Tour

Participate in one of the most important events in Italy, the Palio di Siena! This biannual horse race in Siena is an electric display of Italian pageantry and ...  Read more

Location: Siena, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $619.42

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

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: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $192.71

Sunset Siena and Chianti Wine Tour with Dinner from Florence

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

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.)

From USD $96.35

Private Tour: Siena and San Gimignano

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

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.)

From USD $149.69

Siena's Palio Horse Race from Florence Including City Tour and Dinner

Take part in one of the most important events in Italy, the Palio di Siena! Twice a year, Siena holds the Palio horse race, an electric display of Italian ...  Read more

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

From USD $110.12

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